The office manager for the Gotham Life Insurance Company orders
The office manager for the Gotham Life Insurance Company orders letterhead stationery from an office products firm in boxes of 500 sheets. The company uses 6,500 boxes per year. Annual carrying costs are $3 per box, and ordering costs are $28. The following discount price schedule is provided by the office supply company:
Order Quantity (boxes) .... Price per Box
200–999 .......... $16
1,000–2,999 ......... 14
3,000–5,999 ......... 13
6,000+ ............ 12
Determine the optimal order quantity and the total annual inventory cost.

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