Papadaki, Katerina and Powell, Warren B. (2007) Monotonicity in multidimensional Markov decision processes for the batch dispatch problem. Operations research letters, 35 (2). pp. 267-272. ISSN 0167-6377
Structural properties of stochastic dynamic programs are essential to understanding the nature of the solutions and in deriving appropriate approximation techniques. We concentrate on a class of multidimensional Markov decision processes and derive sufficient conditions for the monotonicity of the value functions. We illustrate our result in the case of the multiproduct batch dispatch (MBD) problem.
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