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In this paper, an economic production quantity (EPQ) model with backorders considering two options for replenishing of items is proposed; with partially imperfect and perfect quality items. First option assumes a produced shipment contains a fraction of imperfect quality items and supplier does not conduct a full inspection. Therefore, these items are detected by a fully perfect screening process by buyer and are sold as a single batch at a discounted price. While the second one assumes that all items that are produced are fully inspected by supplier and all delivered items are perfect; of course with higher unit production price. Ordering size and backordering level are used as decision variables to derive the closed-form optimal solution. The proposed model is ilustrated and discussed by a numerical example. Finally, a sensitivity analysis is done for identifying the impact of crucial parameters on the optimal solution.
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