Scott J. Mason
University of Oklahoma
This research focuses on Supply/Value Chain “Best Practices” investigation and documentation after a segmentation of the topic into the following areas; supplier relations, transportation, inventory management, warehousing/distribution, customer relations, information technologies. In the first year, “inventory management” topic will be investigated in detail, looking at award winning organizations/companies, and those that are cited in trade magazines/journals as being best in what they do, also gleaning best practices from various reputable annual surveys, and tapping into information that is available on a fee basis from consulting companies. The deliverable is a report citing best practices in the area of “inventory management”, and the reputable sources of information.