EOQ Calculator (Economic Order Quantity)

Enter the carrying cost per unit per year, the fixed cost per order, and the demand of units per year into the EOQ calculator below. EOQ is used to determine the most cost efficient way for a company to order goods.

EOQ Formula

The follow formula is used in the EOQ calculator above:

EOQ Calculator
  • Where F is the fixed cost per order
  • D is the demand of units per year
  • C is the carrying cost of 1 unit per year

EOQ Definition

EOQ is the ideal quantity to be ordered by a company that would minimize holding costs, shortage costs, and order costs.

How to calculate EOQ?

How to calculate EOQ?

  1. First, determine the fixed cost per order.

    The is the total cost of an order.

  2. Next, determine the demand.

    Calculate or measure the annual demand.

  3. Next, determine the carrying cost.

    Also, known as the holding costs, measure the carrying cost per unit per year.

  4. Finally, calculate the EOQ.

    Using the formula above, calculate the EOQ.

FAQ

What is EOQ?

EOQ is the ideal quantity to be ordered by a company that would minimize holding costs, shortage costs, and order costs.

EOQ Calculator