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**An eclectic approach for replenishment with non-linear decreasing demand.** / Zhao, G Q; Rand, G K; Yang, J.

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Zhao, GQ, Rand, GK & Yang, J 2003 'An eclectic approach for replenishment with non-linear decreasing demand' Management Science Working Paper Series, The Department of Management Science, Lancaster University.

Zhao, G. Q., Rand, G. K., & Yang, J. (2003). *An eclectic approach for replenishment with non-linear decreasing demand*. (Management Science Working Paper Series). The Department of Management Science.

Zhao GQ, Rand GK, Yang J. An eclectic approach for replenishment with non-linear decreasing demand. Lancaster University: The Department of Management Science. 2003. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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