Concordia University

http://www.concordia.ca/content/concordia/en/jmsb/faculty.html

Dr Amir.H Hosseinipour, PhD of Business Administration

Assistant Professor (LTA), Supply Chain and Business Technology Management

Office: S-MB 12106 
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4134
Email: amir.hpour@concordia.ca



Teaching activities

COMM 225

SCOM 361


Publications

Optimal business hours of the newsvendor problem for retailers

The paper proposes a new model for the classical newsvendor problem (NVP), focusing on retailers to discuss an optimal number of business hours per day as well as an optimal stocking quantity. The proposed model assumes that customers’ residences are uniformly distributed over the Hotelling unit interval, and individual customers depart from their residences for the store at a finite velocity. Each individual customer can purchase a single product only if she arrives at the retailer's store during business hours and if there still remain products on her arrival. Under these circumstances, this study explores the existence of an optimal strategy for the retailer—an optimal stocking quantity along with an optimal number of business hours. Numerical examples are also provided to illustrate the theoretical underpinnings of the proposed model formulation.This paper proposes a new model for the classical newsvendor problem (NVP), focusing on retailers to discuss an optimal number of business hours per day as well as an optimal stocking quantity. The proposed model assumes that customers’ residences are uniformly distributed over the Hotelling unit interval, and individual customers depart from their residences for the store at a finite velocity. Each individual customer can purchase a single product only if she arrives at the retailer's store during business hours and if there still remain products on her arrival. Under these circumstances, this study explores the existence of an optimal strategy for the retailer—an optimal stocking quantity along with an optimal number of business hours. Numerical examples are also provided to illustrate the theoretical underpinnings of the proposed model formulation.

Efficient Business Hours for Retailer Stores within the Framework of Newsvendor Problems

Back to top

© Concordia University