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Forecasting and stock control: a study in a wholesaling context

Syntetos, A, Babai, MZ, Davies, J and Stephenson, D 2010, 'Forecasting and stock control: a study in a wholesaling context' , International Journal of Production Economics, 127 (1) , pp. 103-111.

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    Abstract

    Wholesalers add value to the products they deal with by essentially bringing them closer to the end consumers. In that respect, the effective control of stock levels becomes an important measure of operational performance especially in the context of achieving high customer service levels. In this paper, we address issues pertinent to forecasting and inventory management in a wholesaling environment and discuss the recommendations proposed in such a context in a case study organization. Our findings demonstrate the considerable scope that exists for improving current practices and offers insights into possible managerial issues.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Operations and Global Logistics Management
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Production Economics
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0925-5273
    Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
    Depositing User: Professor Aris Syntetos
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 12:24
    Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014 20:53
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18309

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