Sam's Cat Hotel operates 52 weeks per year, 6 days per week, and uses a continuous review inventory system. It purchases kitty litter for $11.70 per bag. The following information is availabe about these bags. demand = 90 bags/week, Order cost = $54/order, Annual holding cost = 27% of cost, Desired cycle-service level = 80%, lead time = 3 weeks (18 working days), standard deviation of weekly demand = 15 bags, Current on-hand inventory is 320 bags, with no open orders or backorders. What is the EOQ? A) What would be the average time between orders (in weeks) B)What should R be? C)An inventory withdrawal of 10 bags was just made. Is it time to reorder? D)The stoe currently uses a lot size of 500 bags (i.e., Q=500). What is the annual holding cost of this policy? Annual ordering cost? Without calculating the EOQ, how can you conclude from these two calculations that the current lot size is too large? E) What would be the annual coast saved by shifting from the 500-bag lot size to the EOQ?
Sam's Cat Hotel operates 52 weeks per year, 6 days per week, and uses a continuous r