Order Quantities

  • John W. Toomey
Part of the Materials Management / Logistics Series book series (MMLS, volume 12)


In the past, large lot sizes tended to be viewed favorably under most circumstances. This was due to the heavy emphasis on “economy of scale”, a phenomenon where larger volumes reduce the unit cost due to distributing fixed costs over larger quantities. This approach was erroneous if the demand of the item was not considered. Large lot sizes go well with high levels of demand.


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