International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Retail Supply Chain Management

Quantitative Models and Empirical Studies

Editors: Agrawal, Narendra, Smith, Stephen A. (Eds.)

  • All the chapters are written by leading research scholars in the field
  • Each chapter contains model-based quantitative methodologies and empirical studies
  • Covers retail supply chain practices, inventory planning and price optimization
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Retailing comprises about 40% of the U.S. economy, and is a major economic engine of the world economy. While the retail sector has always been very competitive, in recent years, the competitive nature of the field has increased dramatically. Customers too have become more exacting, demanding ever-increasing levels of service. Retailers have responded by increasing the variety of their products, becoming more price competitive, striving towards higher service levels, and utilizing advances in computing capabilities and information technologies to improve their supply chain efficiency. However, these developments have also greatly increased the complexity of managing the retail business environment. Consequently, most retailers have struggled to maintain profitability.

 

Rigorous analytical methods have emerged as the most promising solution to many of these complex problems. Indeed, the retail industry has emerged as a fascinating choice for researchers in the field of supply chain management. In Retail Supply Chain Management, leading researchers provide a detailed review of cutting-edge methodologies that address the complex array of these problems. A critical resource for researchers and practitioners in the field of retailing, chapters in this book focus on three key areas: (1) empirical studies of retail supply chain practices, (2) assortment and inventory planning, and (3) integrating price optimization into retail supply chain decisions.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Markdown Competition

    Whang, Seungjin

    Pages 1-15

  • Overview of Chapters

    Agrawal, Narendra (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Supply Chain Planning Processes for Two Major Retailers

    Agrawal, Narendra (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • The effects of firm size and sales growth rate on inventory turnover performance in the U.Sretail sector

    Gaur, Vishal (et al.)

    Pages 25-52

  • The Role of Execution in Managing Product Availability

    DeHoratius, Nicole (et al.)

    Pages 53-77

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-78903-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4627-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Retail Supply Chain Management
Book Subtitle
Quantitative Models and Empirical Studies
Editors
  • Narendra Agrawal
  • Stephen A. Smith
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
122
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-78903-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-78902-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4627-0
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
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