To be able to test the hypotheses formulated in the previous chapter, two different data sets of the company MYFOOD, a major central European grocery retailer, are analysed.68 One part of the data stems from a physical OOS audit project that the KLOG conducted together with this retailer in summer and autumn 2004. In addition, historical sales and POS data was extracted from the retailer’s ERP system to complement the findings. The quantitative analysis made on this dataset consists of three parts, analogous to the three groups of hypotheses. First, correlations between OOS rate and product characteristics are explored. Second, the influence of store characteristics on the OOS rate is examined. Finally, overall replenishment performance is tested. Table 13 gives an overview of the datasets that are used for the hypothesis testing and which will be presented in this chapter.
KeywordsShelf Life Inventory Performance Inventory Level Stock Level Store Manager
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