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Application in Retail: Locating a Distribution Center

  • Oksana Soshko
  • Yuri Merkuryev
  • Martins Chakste

Abstract

Retailers are dominant players in many supply chains today. To stay competitive, their supply chains must meet high customer service requirements as well as achieve significant cost efficiency. The retailer faces the challenge of managing the distribution of hundreds of thousands of stock-keeping units (SKU) from many manufacturers and distributors (for example, a medium-size fashion store handles about 4,000 SKUs). At the same time, retailers face pressure from competitive forces, industry consolidation and increasingly fastidious consumers. Other problems are interpreting large data, reducing lead-times, forecasting, eliciting the best efforts from employees, etc.

Keywords

Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Facility Location Distribution Center Safety Stock 
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  • Oksana Soshko
  • Yuri Merkuryev
  • Martins Chakste

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