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Inventory Strategy: Maximizing Financial, Service and Operations Performance with Inventory Strategy by Edward Frazelle

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CHAPTER FOUR

INVENTORY IN SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY

4.1 Inventory and Logistics

4.2 Inventory and Customer Service

4.3 Inventory and Inventory

4.4 Inventory and Supply

4.5 Inventory and Transportation

4.6 Inventory and Warehousing

4.7 Inventory and the Supply Chain

4.8 Beyond S&OP

Although it is often treated as such, inventory is not an end but a means to an end. That end is an integrated supply chain strategy that supports the business strategy. Inventory is part of that whole. It is often naively and myopically viewed in isolation from the other elements of a supply chain.

Inventory should work synergistically with customer service, supply, transportation, and warehousing to constitute a supply chain and the logistics within it. Those interdependencies ...

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