Retail Supply Chain Management

Quantitative Models and Empirical Studies

  • Narendra Agrawal
  • Stephen A. Smith

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 122)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Narendra Agrawal, Stephen A. Smith
    Pages 1-9
  3. Narendra Agrawal, Stephen A. Smith
    Pages 11-23
  4. Nicole DeHoratius, Zeynep Ton
    Pages 53-77
  5. Mümin Kurtuluş, L. Beril Toktay
    Pages 79-98
  6. A. Gürhan Kök, Marshall L. Fisher, Ramnath Vaidyanathan
    Pages 99-153
  7. Narendra Agrawal, Stephen A. Smith
    Pages 207-235
  8. Stephen A. Smith
    Pages 271-291
  9. Seungjin Whang
    Pages 293-307
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 309-327

About this book


Retailing comprises about 40% of the U.S. economy, and is a major economic engine of the world economy. While the retail sector has always been very competitive, in recent years, the competitive nature of the field has increased dramatically. Customers too have become more exacting, demanding ever-increasing levels of service. Retailers have responded by increasing the variety of their products, becoming more price competitive, striving towards higher service levels, and utilizing advances in computing capabilities and information technologies to improve their supply chain efficiency. However, these developments have also greatly increased the complexity of managing the retail business environment. Consequently, most retailers have struggled to maintain profitability.


Rigorous analytical methods have emerged as the most promising solution to many of these complex problems. Indeed, the retail industry has emerged as a fascinating choice for researchers in the field of supply chain management. In Retail Supply Chain Management, leading researchers provide a detailed review of cutting-edge methodologies that address the complex array of these problems. A critical resource for researchers and practitioners in the field of retailing, chapters in this book focus on three key areas: (1) empirical studies of retail supply chain practices, (2) assortment and inventory planning, and (3) integrating price optimization into retail supply chain decisions.


Retail Retail Business Retail Sector Retailing business business logistics complexity design logistics management markdowns and rebates optimization quality search engine marketing (SEM) supply chain planning

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  • Narendra Agrawal
  • Stephen A. Smith

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