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Best Practice in Inventory Management

3rd Edition

By Tony Wild

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294 pages | 54 B/W Illus.

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Best Practice in Inventory Management 3E offers a simple, entirely jargon-free and yet comprehensive introduction to key aspects of inventory management. Good management of inventory enables companies to improve their customer service, cash flow and profitability. This text outlines the basic techniques, how and where to apply them, and provides advice to ensure they work to provide the desired effect in practice.

With an unrivalled balance between qualitative and quantitative aspects of inventory control, experienced consultant Tony Wild portrays the many ways in which stock management is more nuanced than simple "number crunching" and mathematical modelling.

This long-awaited new edition has been substantially and thoroughly updated.

The product of decades of experience and expertise in the field, Best Practice in Inventory Management 3E provides students and professionals, even those with no prior experience in the area, an unbiased and honest picture of what it takes to effectively manage stocks in a firm.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

1 THE BASIS OF INVENTORY CONTROL

1.A The role of inventory management

1.B Objectives for inventory control

1.C Profit through inventory management

1.D Reasons for the current stock

2 CUSTOMER SERVICE

2.A Customer Relations

2.B Measuring availability

2.C Demand management

2.D Consuming forecast demand and supply lead time

3 SHAPING INVENTORY

3.A Using Pareto Analysis for control

3.B ABC Analysis

3.C Stock cover

3.D Pareto stock balance

 

4 PRACTICAL METHODS FOR REDUCING STOCKHOLDING

4.A Approach to Inventory Reduction

4.B The Reduction Project

4 C Obsolete and Excess Stock

5 MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

5.A Where stock control fits into the organisation

5.B Responsibilities and targets

5.C Skills and Systems

5.D Inventory valuation

6 LEAN SUPPLY

6.A Lean Supply Philosophy

6.B Lean Principles

6.C Implementing lean

6.D Operational benefits of Lean Supply

6.E Developing Lean Operations

7 SAFETY STOCKS

7.A Learning from History

7.B Normal demand patterns

7.C Evaluating safety stocks

8 SETTING THE RIGHT STOCK LEVELS

8.A Simple Assessment of Review Levels

8.B Managing Lead Times

8.C Supplier Delivery frequency effects

8.D Target stock levels

9 PROCUREMENT

9.A The Role of Supply Chain Procurement

9.B Supply partnerships

9.C Single Sourcing

9.D Supply Partnerships

9.E Vendor Appraisal

9.F Pricing Methods

10 DELIVERY QUANTITIES

10.A Supply and Suppliers

10.B Organising Repetitive Supply

10.C Order types

10.D Order quantities

10.E Delivery Quantities

10.F Scheduling supply

10.G Supply Co-ordination

10.H Purchasing Processes

11 FORECASTING DEMAND

11.A Options for assessing demand

11.B Causes of forecasting inaccuracy

11.C Methods of improving forecasting

12 HISTORICAL FORECASTING TECHNIQUES

12.A Basic Forecasting Techniques

12.B Moving Average

12.C Exponentially Weighted Averages

12.D Improved Values for Mean Absolute Deviation

12.E Choosing the Best Forecast - Focus Forecasting

13 IMPROVED FORECASTING METHODS

13.A More Forecasting Tools

13.B Forecasting for seasonal sales

14 DEPENDENT DEMAND

14.A Avoiding uncertainty

14.B Material requirements planning

14.C Master planning

15 SUPPLY CHAIN INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

15.A The basis of the lean supply chain

15.B Coordination

15.C Supply Chain Operations

15.D Replenishment Techniques

16 MEETING THE CHALLENGES

16.A Review

16.B Recipe for success

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

About the Author

Tony Wild, PhD, is Managing Director of Dawson Berkeley & Partners Ltd, UK. Tony is a leading expert on Inventory Management, developing and introducing new ideas in large and small companies in their Supply Chains, He is also lecturing at the University of Warwick. Tony would now like to pass on his secrets of success to generations of students and practitioners, who can use them and take up this exciting and challenging profession

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management

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