Author

Hadam Soliman

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Galvin, Thomas M.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Operations Management and Information Systems

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine current companies and the inventory systems they are using. Furthermore, factors that companies have considered when implementing their inventory systems will be also be considered. The three companies examined include Con Agra, Sara Lee, and Nissan. The research was collected using both primary and secondary forms of research. As for the secondary, information on the background of the above-mentioned companies was gathered as well as information about their current inventory systems and financial performance. Next, a representative from each company was interviewed. The results indicated that while companies are implementing up-to-date technologies, the majority of the companies were not utilizing information available that may help make these systems more efficient. While implementing new technology has benefited various corporations, current research in supply chain management could prove invaluable to corporations that have chosen to implement technologies while disregarding methodology.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

29 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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