The Impact of Automatic Store Replenishment on Retail

Technologies and Concepts for the Out-of-Stocks Problem

  • Authors
  • Alfred Angerer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Pages 1-15
  3. Pages 26-52
  4. Pages 53-84
  5. Pages 85-131
  6. Pages 181-188
  7. Pages 189-210

About this book


Companies in the fast moving consumer goods industry increasingly look for technologies to improve customer satisfaction while reducing costs at the same time. A technology allowing to raise the availability of products on the retailers' shelves while providing cost reduction opportunities is automatic store replenishment (ASR). It is an intelligent software that automatically places inventory replenishment orders.

Drawing on several interviews and a comprehensive statistical analysis, Alfred Angerer proves the effectiveness of such ASR systems. The following questions are adressed:
" Which types of ASR system exist?
" What are the exact benefits of ASR systems?
" Which variables influence the ASR performance?
" Which ASR system is best suited for each product?
" How does a company best implement ASR systems?


Automatic store replenishment Decision support system Out-of-Stock Retail logistics Store operators inventory inventory management logistics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2006
  • Publisher Name DUV
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8350-0302-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8350-9129-0
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