Foundations of inventory management. (English) Zbl 1370.90005

The Irwin/McGraw-Hill Series Operations and Decision Sciences. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill (ISBN 0-256-11379-3/hbk). xxi, 514 p. (2000).
Publisher’s description: This book presents a complete treatment of inventory theory and models for use in advanced undergraduate, masters, or PhD courses in operations research, manufacturing management or operations management. Coverage is organized into an introductory section, followed by a section focused on predictable supply and demand, and the third section covering stochastic inventory models. Many recent developments related to or impacting inventory such as ERP systems, supply chain management, JIT, and ERP systems are integrated within the text. The text presents inventory as a critical topic for virtually all businesses today and one in which theory and practice are closely linked. Prequisite coursework for students of this text would include basic optimization theory, stochastic processes, and dynamic programming. The text includes examples as well as rigorous assignment problem sets.


90-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to operations research and mathematical programming
90B05 Inventory, storage, reservoirs