Economic Order Quantity Problem

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I need some help with this problem. It is giving me a migraine. Can anyone help? Thank you in advance!

A flower shop uses 800 clay pots a month. The pots are purchased at $2 each. Annual carrying costs are estimated at $0.60 per pot per year and ordering costs are $20 per order. The manager has been currently using an order size of 1600 flower pots per order.

- What additional cost is the shop incurring by using this current order size rather than the economic order quantity?
- Other than potential cost savings, what benefit(s) would using the optimal order quantity yield?
- What is the number of orders per year if the manager uses the current order quantity of 1600?
- What is the number of orders per year if the manager uses the Economic Order Quantity?
- What is the maximum number of flower pots that are held in inventory in a given ordering cycle?
- How long will each order last (in months) if the manager uses the Economic Order Quantity?
- Assume that the lead time for the pots is 1 month. What is the Reorder Point?

Re: Economic Order Quantity Problem

this topic is so hard im struggling with it too the question im trying to figure out is;

A local supermarket sells Beauty Bar Soaps which are ordered from a manufacturer. Annual demand for Beauty Bar Soaps is 5000. The supermarket incurs an annual holding cost of 20 percent of purchase price and incurs a fixed order placement, transportation and receiving cost of £49 each time an order for the soaps is placed, regardless of the order quantity. The price charged by the manufacturer varies according to the following discount pricing:

Order quantity Unit Price

0 – 999 £5.00

1000 – 2499 £4.85

2500 and over £4.75

Determine the quantity of Beauty Bar Soaps that the supermarket should order each time it makes an order.

my head hurts :) xxx