### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1833-1834 |

Journal | Production and Operations Management |

Volume | 24 |

Issue number | 11 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Nov 2015 |

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### Keywords

- retail operations
- backroom
- (r, q) policy

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*Production and Operations Management*,

*24*(11), 1833-1834. https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.12357

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*Production and Operations Management*, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 1833-1834. https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.12357

**Note on "The Backroom Effect in Retail Operations".** / Atan, Z.; Erkip, N.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Note on "The Backroom Effect in Retail Operations"

AU - Atan, Z.

AU - Erkip, N.

PY - 2015/11

Y1 - 2015/11

N2 - Eroglu et al. (2013) study a retailer with limited shelf capacity and a backroom. They study a continuous review (r, q) ordering policy with a known order quantity, q. Assuming that backorders can be satisfied from the backroom inventory (if available), they find the expression for the optimal reorder level, r. Our work builds on Eroglu et al. (2013). We correct an erroneous derivation of the expected overflow term, as well as derive an exact expression for the expected cost function, and hence optimal reorder level, instead of the approximate one used by Eroglu et al. (2013).

AB - Eroglu et al. (2013) study a retailer with limited shelf capacity and a backroom. They study a continuous review (r, q) ordering policy with a known order quantity, q. Assuming that backorders can be satisfied from the backroom inventory (if available), they find the expression for the optimal reorder level, r. Our work builds on Eroglu et al. (2013). We correct an erroneous derivation of the expected overflow term, as well as derive an exact expression for the expected cost function, and hence optimal reorder level, instead of the approximate one used by Eroglu et al. (2013).

KW - retail operations

KW - backroom

KW - (r, q) policy

U2 - 10.1111/poms.12357

DO - 10.1111/poms.12357

M3 - Article

VL - 24

SP - 1833

EP - 1834

JO - Production and Operations Management

JF - Production and Operations Management

SN - 1059-1478

IS - 11

ER -