Assume that the probabilities of demand in Problem S1-17 are no longer valid; the decision situation is now one without probabilities. Determine the best number of cards to stock using the following decision criteria.
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d. Minimax regret
The manager of the greeting card section of Harveyâ€™s department store is considering her order for a particular line of holiday cards. The cost of each box of cards is $3; each box will be sold for $5 during the holiday season. After the holiday season, the cards will be sold for $2 a box. The card section manager believes that all leftover cards can be sold at that price. The estimated demand during the holiday season for the cards, with associated probabilities, is as follows:
a. Develop the payoff table for this decision situation and compute the expected value for each alternative and identify the best decision.
b. Compute the expected value of perfect information.