# A large toy company Muttel currently allows toy retailers to place orders with delivery in

Question: A large toy company Muttel currently allows toy retailers to place orders with delivery in 2 weeks. The gigantic Pocket Monster (Gipokmon) is a new toy that Muttel has introduced. Muttel charges a wholesale price of \$10 for the Gipokmon. The manager of a small boutique toy retail company TOYS-are-MINE, plans to sell the toy for \$20 and incurs a holding costSee the answerSee the answerSee the answer done loadingA large toy company Muttel currently allows toy retailers to place orders with delivery in 2 weeks. The gigantic Pocket Monster (Gipokmon) is a new toy that Muttel has introduced. Muttel charges a wholesale price of \$10 for the Gipokmon. The manager of a small boutique toy retail company TOYS-are-MINE, plans to sell the toy for \$20 and incurs a holding cost of \$0.1 per toy per week. At this price, demand per week for the toy at one of their stores is estimated to be Poisson distributed with a mean of 1.5 units. Assume that the backorder cost is equal to the product’s retail margin. Assume TOYS-are MINE uses the order-up-to model to plan orders and deliveries to this store.

a. Suppose TOYS-are-MINE uses an order-up-to level of 10. After receiving their delivery for this week, they have 2 units on-hand. Last week’s order was for 5 units. How many units will they order this week?

b. Again, suppose they use an order-up-to level of 10 for this store. On average, how many units will this store have on-order?

c. Given their cost and price for the Gipokmon, what is the optimal in-stock probability (service level) that TOYS-are-MINE should target? (Answer as a percentage to 1 decimal place i.e. XX.x%)

d. Suppose an order-up-to level of 5 is established. What is the resulting in-stock probability? (Answer as a percentage to 1 decimal place i.e. XX.x%)

e. Suppose an order-up-to level of 3 is established. What would be the expected end-of-period on-hand inventory of Gipokmons? (Answer to 2 decimal places)