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In the textbook PPT, learn the types of inventories and the cost implications of keeping such inventories. Read textbook about EPP in slide 9 and compare it with fair trade practice we learned earlier of Starbucks purchasing programs. Learn the topics in slides 14 and 18. Skip the rest of the slides.

In my PPT, I repeated the types of inventories, expanded the decisions and costs of inventory management, and added examples of ABC, Lean, and JIT. Read up and Google these terms. Please also try to make sense of the retail inventory trends in slide 6.

Watch the two videos on Amazon, what are the emphases in receiving and order fulfillment? What management practices do you see?

Watch the videos on managing stock-outs. What are the consequences of a stock out?

Learn how Frito Lay manages its inventory in different stages of being finished and sold. What are the lessons learned.

Learn about VMI, ABC inventory management, and JIT.

Does it make sense to buy in bulk as depicted in the video Big Bang Theory? What type of products would make sense to buy in bulk? What are the benefits for the manufacturer and the consumer with bulk purchases?

How Amazon Receives Your Inventory

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How Amazon Receives Your Inventory

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Amazon fulfillment warehouse

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Behind the scenes of an Amazon warehouse

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Chap 1 1 Operations Management at Frito Lay

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Chap 1 1 Operations Management at Frito Lay

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Watch the video, paying attention especially to the second half where inventory management is discussed.

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Supply Chain Optimization: Preventing Out of Stock

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Supply Chain Optimization: Preventing Out of Stock

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Software manages stock-out issues.

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3 Popular Inventory Management Techniques

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3 Popular Inventory Management Techniques – Business Quick Tips

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Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): Three Keys to Success

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Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): Three Keys to Success

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What are the success factors and why is it that these factors are not easy to develop?

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The Big Bang Theory – Tampon Talk

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The Big Bang Theory – Tampon Talk

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