Integral Logistics Management — Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies

11.2 Usage Statistics, ABC Classification, XYZ Classification, and Other Anlayses

Intended learning outcomes: Present statistics on inventory transactions, sales, and bid activities. Explain the ABC Classification and the Pareto Chart. Describe the XYZ Classification and Other Analyses and Statistics.

Course section 11.2: Subsections and their intended learning outcomes

Course 11: Sections and their intended learning outcomes

  • 11.3 Order Point Technique and Safety Stock Calculation

    Intended learning outcomes: Explain the order point technique and variants thereof. Describe the safety stock calculation with continuous demand. Disclose the determination of the service level and the relation of service level to fill rate.

  • 11.4 Batch Sizing, or Lot Sizing

    Intended learning outcomes: Produce an overview on production or procurement costs, batch-size-dependent unit costs, setup and ordering costs, and carrying cost. Explain optimum batch size, optimum length of order cycle, the classic economic order quantity formally and in practical application. Disclose extensions of the batch size formula.

  • 11.5 Summary


  • 11.6 Keywords


  • 11.7 Scenarios and Exercises

    Intended learning outcomes: Calculate examples for the ABC Classification and for the combined ABC-XYZ classification. Differentiate between Safety Stock Variation and Demand Variation. Determine batch size depending on stockout costs. Assess the effectiveness of the order point technique.

  • 11.8 References


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