Inventory Management: Third Edition

Author: Steven Bragg



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Book Description
Inventory is expensive and difficult to manage, and yet is an essential requirement for providing great service to customers. Inventory Management provides the tools to retain enough inventory to assure high levels of customer service, while avoiding excessive inventory levels that can absorb cash and generate losses. Topics covered include inventory policies, materials planning, purchasing and the supply chain, receiving, storage, shipping, production activities, record accuracy, warehousing efficiencies, measurements, and much more. This book covers a mix of classic and advanced management techniques to help the user maintain firm control over the mix and amount of inventory kept on hand. [243 pages]


Table of Contents

Part I - Overview of Inventory
Chapter 1. The Nature of Inventory
Chapter 2. Inventory Strategy
Chapter 3. Inventory Policies 

Part II - The Inventory Process Flow
Chapter 4. Materials Planning and Forecasting
Chapter 5. Purchasing Activities
Chapter 6. Inventory Receiving
Chapter 7. Putaways and Picking
Chapter 8. Impact of Production on Inventory
Chapter 9. Inventory Shipping
Chapter 10. Obsolete Inventory 

Part III - Additional Inventory Considerations
Chapter 11. Product Development
Chapter 12. Inventory Record Accuracy
Chapter 13. Inventory Counting and Reconciliation
Chapter 14. The Supply Chain
Chapter 15. Warehousing Efficiencies
Chapter 16. Warehouse Storage Systems
Chapter 17. The Warehouse Layout
Chapter 18. Inventory Measurements