March inventories up 0.5%; sales up 1.1%
- Coordinating Production and Delivery Under a (z, Z)-Type Vendor-Managed Inventory Contract. // Manufacturing & Service Operations Management;Spring2001, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p151
This paper models a type of vendor-managed inventory (VMI) agreement that occurs in practice called a (z, Z) contract. We investigate the savings due to better coordination of production and delivery facilitated by such an agreement. The optimal behavior of both the supplier and the retailer...
- Advanced programs: Ground being gained, more to come. // Chain Store Age;Dec95 Section 3, Vol. 71 Issue 12, p6
Investigates the inventory management practices of the retail trade in the United States. Automatic replenishment of stocks; Popularity of category management in home centers and drug chains; Reaction of retailers to vendor-managed inventory (VMI).
- Specialty softgoods: Technology remains key. // Chain Store Age;Dec95 Section 3, Vol. 71 Issue 12, p6
Examines the inventory management of specialty softgoods retailers. Inventory steps; Use of third-party inventory-counting services; Daily review of master files; Attitude to importance of inventory information integrity.
- Specialty hardgoods: Taking a multifaceted tack. // Chain Store Age;Dec95 Section 3, Vol. 71 Issue 12, p8
Examines the inventory management of specialty hardgoods retailers. Initiation of cycle counts; Engagement in automatic replenishment programs; Attitude towards inventory information.
- Other retailers: Bullish on category management. // Chain Store Age;Dec95 Section 3, Vol. 71 Issue 12, p13
Examines the inventory management practices of general retailers in the United States. Attitudes; Use of cycle counts; Unpopularity of radio frequency devices; Possibility of change in inventory practices; Reluctance to start automatic replenishment practices; Percentage users of third party...
- Inventory management. // Chain Store Age;Oct96 Supplement, Vol. 72 Issue 10, p12
Summarizes the results of Garr Consulting's survey on the role of inventory management in the retailer supply chain in the United States in 1996. Use of push or pull method of inventory; Allocation of flow-through merchandise; Handling of merchandise; Purchase order transactions.
- Assortment management. // Chain Store Age;Oct97 Supplement Retail, Vol. 73 Issue 10, p14
Focuses on the use of data warehousing in assortment management, the process of choosing merchandise to suit variables like lifestyle, ethnicity, income level and climate in United States. Importance of integrating existing data from different departments of a retail business; Opinion of...
- Post-holiday inventory blues: What's a mass retailer to do? Prior, Molly // DSN Retailing Today;1/21/2002, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p6
Discusses the problems of retailers and manufacturers in the United States regarding excess inventory due to the Christmas season leftovers. Effects of the leftovers on retailers and manufacturers; Actions taken by retailers and manufacturers in response to the problem.
- STOCK WARS: INVENTORY COMPETITION IN A TWO-ECHELON SUPPLY CHAIN WITH MULTIPLE RETAILERS. Cachon, Gerard P. // Operations Research;Sep/Oct2001, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p658
This paper studies the competitive and cooperative selection of inventory policies in a two-echelon supply chain with one supplier and N retailers. Stochastic demand is monitored continuously. Retailers incur inventory holding and backorder penalty costs. The supplier incurs holding costs for...
- The increasing importance of retailers' inventories. Worthington, Paula R. // Economic Perspectives;1998 3rd Quarter, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p2
Presents information on the importance of retailers' inventory-sales (IS) ratios, highlighting its impact on inventory investment volatility. Increase in IS ratios; Importance of understanding inventories to cyclical fluctuations; Review of the developments in inventory behavior.