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1st Edition

Inventory Planning with Forecasting Expenditure

ISBN 9781032209296
Published March 15, 2022 by CRC Press
220 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In industrial or business cases, purchasing and procurement are significant functions. Usually, a procurement plan is prepared based on certain predictions of consumption patterns or demand. When this plan is implemented, the benefit is obtained corresponding to forecast accuracy. In the available literature, forecasting accuracy is frequently discussed. A need is established to link forecasting accuracy with forecasting expenditures. After an explicit inclusion of the forecasting expenditure, this book describes inventory planning for procurement and production.


  • Discusses forecasting expenditure in detail
  • Provides an analysis of reduction and increase in forecasting expenditures
  • Highlights advanced concepts that include procurement inventory, production planning, and priority planning in detail
  • Examines an approach in relation to the inclusion of an explicit cost of forecasting
  • Covers total cost formulation, modified total cost, relevant index, threshold value, and cost of forecasting in a comprehensive manner with the help of examples

Inventory Planning with Forecasting Expenditure is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering and management and has potential for elective and supplementary core courses.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Procurement

3. Production

4. Applications

5. Highlights

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Sanjay Sharma is Professor at National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, India. He is operations and supply chain management educator and researcher. He has more than the three decades experience including industrial, managerial, teaching/training, consultancy and research; also many awards/honours to his credit. He has published eight books and papers in various journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Computers & Operations Research, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of the Operational Research Society, and Computers and Industrial Engineering. He is also on the editorial board of few journals including the International Journal of Logistics Management.