Retail supply chain management: quantitative models and empirical studies - New York Springer 2009 - xii, 327 p. - International series in operations research and management science .

In today's retail environment, characterized by product proliferation, price competition, expectations of service quality, and advances in technology, many organizations are struggling 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, chapter in this book focus on three key areas: empirical studies of retail supply chain practices; assortment and inventory planning; and, integrating price optimization into retail supply chain decisions. (Source:


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