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Revenue management for perishable products using simulation

Anjos, M.F., Cheng, R.C.H. and Currie, C.S.M. (2003) Revenue management for perishable products using simulation At Sixth National Conference of the UK Simulation Society. 09 - 11 Apr 2003. , pp. 114-120.

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Abstract

We describe a methodology to find the expected number of sales for a given stock of a perishable product, and hence the optimal pricing strategy, over a given finite selling period. The methodology uses a stochastic simulation model that provides confidence ranges on the numbers of sales over the selling period. These ranges are designed to provide warnings to users of unusual buying behaviour. An updating procedure is also described that allows us to quickly update the price structure during the selling period as information about cumulative sales becomes available. We present two examples showing how the optimal price structure is updated during the selling period based on the latest sales data.

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Published date: 2003
Venue - Dates: Sixth National Conference of the UK Simulation Society, 2003-04-09 - 2003-04-11
Organisations: Operational Research

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Local EPrints ID: 29674
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29674
PURE UUID: 0b622962-3f86-4710-9c32-f373b1547aca

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Date deposited: 31 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:57

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Author: M.F. Anjos
Author: R.C.H. Cheng
Author: C.S.M. Currie

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