Inventory Management Process: Problems in an Indian Convenience Store

Amit Agrahari (Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India) and Saket Jhunjhunwala (Accenture, India)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 14
EISBN13: 9781466618480|DOI: 10.4018/jcit.2012010101
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Abstract

This case captures inventory management process in an Indian convenience store. Unlike retail stores in developed countries, Indian convenience stores are a special format of organized retailing, where retailers open multiple smaller stores in a town instead of one big centralised store. An excellent inventory management process is the key to make such stores perform well. This case describes inventory management problems faced by an Indian convenience store chain and asks students to propose solutions to these problems. This case illustrates how processes realities and their IT solutions differ in an emerging economy. Using inventory management process as an example, this teaching case can introduce students to the process and technological realities in an Indian context and differences between India and the West.
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