Title

An optimal policy for joint dynamic price and lead-time quotation

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Operations Research

Publication Date

11-1-2011

Volume

59

Issue

6

First Page

1523

Last Page

1527

Keywords

Dynamic pricing, Lead-time quotation, Threshold policy

Abstract

For a dynamic joint price and lead-time quotation problem with a fairly general demand function, we show that the policy consisting of a threshold and a reward-maximizing lead-time is optimal. This policy offers some interesting managerial insights. Under this policy, finding the exact optimal quotation can be accomplished by single-variable policy iterations of unimodal value functions.

DOI

10.1287/opre.1110.0969

Print ISSN

0030364X

E-ISSN

15265463

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Copyright © 2011, INFORMS

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Feng, J., Liu, L., & Liu, X. (2011). An optimal policy for joint dynamic price and lead-time quotation. Operations research, 59(6), 1523-1527. doi: 10.1287/opre.1110.0969