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World Class Master Scheduling by Donald Sheldon

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UTILIZING INVENTORY STRATEGY

Inventory strategy was introduced in Chapter 1 and will be described in much more detail in this chapter. Inventory strategy is such a key factor that some businesses actually refer to this methodology as their business strategy. Dell, as an example, may fall into that category. Michael Dell, according to some texts, attributes the success of his computer business to the lean supply chain, access to customers, and not carrying inventory. This inventory strategy is not necessarily unique, but it was not common just a few years ago in the mature commodity markets. Most people would consider personal computers to be ...

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