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Retail Analytics: Integrated Forecasting and Inventory Management for Perishable Products in Retailing – eBook

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  • Author: Anna Lena-Sachs
  • File Size: 2 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publication Date: December 10, 2014
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00S1682JG
  • ISBN-10: 3319133047
  • ISBN-13: 9783319133041, 9783319133058
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Description

This ebook Retail Analytics: Integrated Forecasting and Inventory Management for Perishable Products in Retailing (PDF) addresses the challenging task of inventory management and demand forecasting in retailing. It analyzes how information from point-of-sale (PoS) scanner systems can be used to improve inventory decisions and develops a data-driven approach that integrates demand forecasting and inventory management for perishable products while taking unobservable lost sales and substitution into account in out-of-stock situations. The ebook subsequently demonstrates the benefits of this new approach in numerical studies that utilize real data collected at a large European retail chain. Using linear programming, a new inventory function that reflects the causal relationship between demand and external factors such as price and weather is proposed. Furthermore, the ebook derives an optimal inventory policy for a multi-product setting in which the decision-maker faces an aggregated service level target, and analyzes whether the decision-maker is subject to behavioral biases based on real data for bakery products.