An Econometric Analysis in Retail Supply Chain Management: Sales Forecasting, Inventory Benchmarking and Supply Chain Optimization
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The operational efficiency of a retailer is defined by its supply-chain management (SCM) mechanisms. When determining the efficiency of a retailer’s supply-chain management, the most commonly utilized metric is inventory turnover (IT). This econometric study systematically examines the relationship between SCM efficiency and IT rates by extracting inventory-based data for four global apparel retailers- Zara, Uniqlo, H&M, and Gap. The theoretical purpose of this study is to link quantitative analytics of top-grossing apparel retailers to operational conclusions.
supply-chain management (SCM), efficiency, inventory turnovers (IT), econometrics, global apparel retailers
Adebayo, T. (2017). "An Econometric Analysis in Retail Supply Chain Management: Sales Forecasting, Inventory Benchmarking and Supply Chain Optimization," Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). Available at https://repository.upenn.edu/spur/19
Date Posted: 27 November 2017