MAGAZINE №4(87) August 2018

AUTHORS BARASHKOV A.V. - Postgraduate student, Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics (St.-Petersburg, Russia)

CATEGORY Distribution logistics Optimization and mathematical modelling Inventory management


For complex logistic systems, in particular distribution systems, the issues related to inventory replenishment are one of the key ones in the framework of logistics management. This article discusses the problems associated with the timing of orders and the quantities of orders. One of the most common approaches to solving this issue is the choice of a replenishment strategy. As shown in the article, the choice of replenishment strategies has a big impact on all aspects of the logistic system. It was shown that at the moment little attention is paid to the formation of modified (joint) stock replenishment strategies that would consider existing restrictions both on the part of goods and on the part of supply chains. The article describes the place and role of replenishment strategies in logistic systems, in particular in distribution systems. The main types of basic and joint replenishment strategies are also described, and current methods of strategies selection are surveyed.

According to the study conducted in this paper, it is possible to single out a tendency for companies to move from basic strategies to joint strategies; the tendency is closely related to the increase in degree of the world economy globalization and the following complication of existing supply chains, which necessitates a review of existing replenishment strategies. However, it was shown that, despite the existing trend associated with changing of replenishment strategies selection and switching to the use of joint strategies, the methodological framework underlying joint strategies is just beginning to form, which leads to restriction in their use. 

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Published in Distribution logistics


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