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Lukkarinen, Juha; Majava, Jukka (2020) Supplies inventory management in a corporation context : a case study. International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning. 9(2), pp.169-184.

Supplies inventory management in a corporation context : a case study

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Author: Lukkarinen, Juha1; Majava, Jukka1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: ToKnowPress, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-12-17


Inventories and inventory management are integral in supply chain and logistics activities. This study analyses supplies inventory management in a corporation and the unique challenges in this context. The study is qualitative, and a case study of an organisation’s inventory management practices is conducted. The findings highlight the importance of reliable inventory data, documented inventory management practices and unified inventory management organisation. They also illustrate the issues and development needs in supplies inventory management in a corporation. Despite the single case study generalisability limitations, managers can utilise the findings as a reference for inventory management development projects in corporations.

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Series: International journal of management, knowledge and learning
ISSN: 2232-5107
ISSN-E: 2232-5697
ISSN-L: 2232-5107
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Pages: 169 - 184
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: © 2020 The Authors. CC-BY-SA.