Principles of Inventory Management

Principles of Inventory Management

Read Chapter 8, pages 130-147.

In a 3-5 page paper, please discuss the following:

  • Distinguish among cycle, safety, pipeline, and speculative stock.
  • Define what is meant by inventory carrying costs, and list its primary components.
  • What are ordering costs, and what is the trade-off between inventory carrying costs and ordering costs?
  • Distinguish between a fixed order quantity and fixed order interval system. Which one generally requires more safety stock? Why?
  • Explain the logic of the EOQ model and the assumptions associated with the model.

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

  • Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.
  • Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
  • Include cover page and reference page.
  • At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
  • No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
  • Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.
  • Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.

References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.