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Dynamic lot sizing: Silver-Meal procedure

The Single-Level Uncapacitated LotSizing Problem (SLULSP) is computed with the heuristic procedure due to Silver and Meal.

The algorithm is also available in the module MRP successive planning .


t,i indices of periods
s setup costs
h holding cost
D(t) demand in period t
cpert(t,i) average costs per period if the total demand of the interval t to i is produced in period t


  • deterministic dynamic demands
  • deterministic setup costs and holding costs
  • no capacity consideration


- Nahmias (1997), Chapter 6.3

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