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Rightsizing Inventory

1st Edition

By Joseph L. Aiello

Auerbach Publications

512 pages | 66 B/W Illus.

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Understanding inventory—its costs, its place in the supply chain, and what is considered its optimal level—is important to an organization’s profitability. Demonstrating how each link in the supply chain plays an integral role in the success of the whole, Rightsizing Inventory examines inventory throughout the entire internal and external supply chain.

The book covers every aspect of inventory. Each chapter            defines roles and responsibilities, identifies methods to improve collaboration, and presents the tools, techniques, and methodologies for each link.The book includes150 TIPS on "How to Rightsize Inventory,” and examines the areas of finance, accounting, sales, marketing, planning, purchasing, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, distribution, facilities management, human resources, information technology, product engineering, process engineering, field service, quality, and the external customer.

Providing a complete overview on inventory and its place in the supply chain, Rightsizing Inventory is an important resource for those involved in making that supply chain run smoothly and profitably.  

Table of Contents

Inventory as a Strategic Advantage 


Is The Customer Always Right?

Having Inventory Costs the Company Money

Not Having Inventory Costs the Company Money

How Much Inventory Should We Make or Buy?

How Can We Improve the Product and Process Design

to Minimize Inventory Levels?

How Much Inventory Should We Make?

How much inventory should we stock?

What Information about Inventory Do We Need?

The Unsung Heroes of Inventory Management

Rightsizing Inventory: A New Way of Life for the Supply


Silos Can Be Turned into a Collaborative Supply Chain


Appendix A: Bibliography 

Appendix B: TIPS on How to “Rightsizing” Inventory


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying