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Inventory Management: Advanced Methods for Managing Inventory within Business Systems

by Geoff Relph and Catherine Milner Kogan Page
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Hbk 280 pages
AU$219.00 NZ$224.35
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Provides the tools managers need to manage, control and balance systems, with a particular focus on inventory.

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Introduction to inventory management;
    • Chapter - 02: Business systems and business;
    • Chapter - 03: The complexity of inventory management within business systems;
    • Chapter - 04: Traditional thinking in inventory optimization;
    • Chapter - 05: k-curve methodology;
    • Chapter - 06: The practical application of k-curve;
    • Chapter - 07: Case study examples and what to do next

"This book aims to achieve a balance between the philosophical and the practical, providing a mixture of theory, step-by-step instructions, and practical examples to help managers smooth out their inventory management processes and streamline operations. Case studies from diverse industries-from supermarkets to aerospace-help to illustrate the challenges faced in managing inventory in today's world."

Dr. Geoff Relph's experience in inventory and business systems management includes operational, consulting and academic roles spanning 40 years. He gained his initial 'hands on' experience in MRP operations and inventory management over 20 years with IBM. Geoff has worked since 2002 as an inventory expert in operational, consulting and training roles for companies both large and small and has led a wide range of projects that have improved supply and demand performance. Geoff completed his Doctorate in Inventory Management in Business Systems in 2006. He is an associate lecturer at the Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, and delivers modules for the MSc Programme both in the UK and internationally.

Catherine Milner is a chartered engineer and has nearly 20 years' experience working in aerospace, petrochemicals and telecommunications. She has project managed many successful projects on electronic data exchange with customers, forecasting, MRP, supply chain management, and business process re-engineering. She is currently a visiting lecturer at the University of Warwick and Chairman of the Institute of Operations Management.