Determining the Correct Service Level Target - Although the literature is replete with safety stock models that require the service level as a key input, typically little guidance is offered regarding precisely what the appropriate service level target should be. This article presents four key reminders that will help in avoiding mistakes commonly made in this selection. After clarifying the ...
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Production and inventory management journal : journal of the American Production and Inventory Control Society, Inc. - Washington, DC : Soc., ISSN 0897-8336, ZDB-ID 10542929. - Vol. 41.2000, 1, p. 19-23
The UPS Strike: Lessons for Just-in-Timers - Inventory reduction associated with Just-in-Time (JIT) increases reliance on all members of the supply chain, particularly the distribution and transportation functions. This dependence is being increasingly compounded by heavy use of unionized rapid delivery firms such as United Parcel Service (UPS) to make time-sensitive shipments. The threat of ...
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