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    Wholesaler Quality Control & Supply Chain Management

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    Locate a firm that incorporates the fixed order quantity system, fixed order period system, or a hybrid system to its management of inventory.

    * Identify the type of inventory system it uses.
    * Indicate the type of inventory issues the firm has such as stock out costs, carrying costs, order quantity issues, safety stock, and EOQ issue.
    * In your opinion, is its system appropriate for the firm's business?

    Firm used: United Stationers Supply Company
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    United Stationers Supply Company

    United Stationers Inc. is a leading North American wholesale distributor of business products, with 2009 net sales of $4.7 billion. The company stocks approximately 100,000 items from over 1,000 manufacturers. This includes a broad and deep selection of technology products, office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, and industrial products. (Click here for more product information.)
    The company has 64 distribution centers through which it provides a high level of customer service, and next to second-day delivery to the contiguous U.S. and major cities in Mexico, providing a 98% on-time delivery rate in 2009.

    United Stationers primarily serves commercial and contract business products dealers and industrial product distributors. Its customer base includes more than 25,000 resellers - such as office products dealers; contract stationers; office products superstores; computer products resellers; office furniture dealers; mass merchandisers; mail order companies; sanitary supply, paper and foodservice distributors; drug and grocery store ...

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    Locate a firm that incorporates the fixed order quantity system, fixed order period system, or a hybrid system to its management of inventory.

    * Identify the type of inventory system it uses.
    * Indicate the type of inventory issues the firm has such as stock out costs, carrying costs, order quantity issues, safety stock, and EOQ issue.
    * In your opinion, is its system appropriate for the firm's business?

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