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As markets become more dynamic and competitive, companies must reconsider how they view inventory and make changes to their production and inventory systems. They must begin to think outside the classical box and develop a new paradigm of inventory management. Exploring the trend away from classical models based on economic order quantities to dependent demand systems, Inventory Management: Non-Classical Views comes as a just-in-time resource.
<subhead>Explore the new role of inventories in business enterprises
This book discusses a new paradigm for inventory management that is responsive to dynamic changes in the economy. It explores:
The book also examines why energy and the environment are to be considered in inventory decisions, the non-classical application of inventory management in fields such as healthcare and disaster relief, and non-classical approaches to measuring the performance of inventory such as information theory, fuzzy sets, and thermodynamics.
While many factors may change, one certainty is that the global economy is becoming increasingly dynamic. Planting the seeds for new research in inventory control and management, this book outlines the evolving role of inventories in business enterprises. It explores how to create inventory management as a tool for continued success regardless of market fluctuations and economic variances.
Jaber has collected together a set of significant research articles. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in inventory control systems, especially to doctoral students and researchers..
— Professor J. Lisboa, University of Coimbra, Portugal, writing in the International Journal of Production Research V. 48, N18, 2010
A New Inventory Paradigm Conceptual Basis and Survey Results, A. Chikán
Inventory Management Some Surprising News about Classical Views on Inventory
and Some Nonclassical Responses to Traditional Practice, L.G. Sprague and M.J. Sardy
Inventory Planning to Help the Environment, M. Bonney
Energy and Inventories, L. Zavanella and S. Zanoni
Healthcare Supply Chain Management, P. Kelle, H. Schneider, S. Wiley-Patton, and J. Woosley
Inventory Modeling for Complex Emergencies in Humanitarian Relief Operations, B.M. Beamon and S.A. Kotleba
Seeing Inventory as a Queue, G. Frizelle
Fuzzy Inventory Models, A.L. Guiffrida
Modeling Hidden Costs of Inventory Systems A Thermodynamic Approach, M.Y. Jaber