Analysis of purchasing activity with discounted cash flow inventory models
The classical economic order quantity model has two types of costs: ordering and inventory holding costs. In this paper we try to investigate the effect of purchasing activity on cash flow of a firm. In the examinations we use a cash flow identity similar to that of in inventory modeling. In our approach we analyze the purchasing and ordering process with discounted costs. The cost function of the model consists of linear cash holding, linear opportunity cost of spending cash, and linear interest costs. We show the optimal solution of the proposed model. The optimal solutions will be presented by numerical examples.
Keywords: Net present value, discounted cash flow, cash balance problem, inventory models, purchasing
How to Cite
Vörösmarty, G., Dobos, I. (2013) “Analysis of purchasing activity with discounted cash flow inventory models”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 21(2), pp. 67-70. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.7085