Optimizing inventory management in the insulation manufacturing industry

Zaza Nadja Lee Herbert-Hansen, Samuel Larsen

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    Abstract

    Inventory issues within the insulation manufacturing industry are essential for competitiveness. However, they are largely unexplored in academic literature. Therefore the aim of this paper is to address the research question: “What approach to inventory management provides the best balance between service level and cost for the insulation manufacturing industry?” This is done through an in-depth case study of a world-leading company within this industry, with focus on two of its factories. This paper contributes with empirical research within operations management in a sector which has not been well-researched and presents results which are useful for both practitioners and academics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th World Production and Operations Management Conference
    Number of pages10
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Electronic)978-959-261-531-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event5th World Production and Operations Management Conference - Havana International Conference Center, Havana, Cuba
    Duration: 6 Sep 201610 Sep 2016
    http://www.pomhabana2016.com/

    Conference

    Conference5th World Production and Operations Management Conference
    LocationHavana International Conference Center
    CountryCuba
    CityHavana
    Period06/09/201610/09/2016
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    Keywords

    • Inventory management
    • Case study
    • Insulation manufacturing industry

    Cite this

    Herbert-Hansen, Z. N. L., & Larsen, S. (2016). Optimizing inventory management in the insulation manufacturing industry. In Proceedings of the 5th World Production and Operations Management Conference