Multi-echelon inventory management at Sligro Food Group NV, by Tim van Pelt

Multi-echelon inventory management at Sligro Food Group NV, by Tim van Pelt

By: Jolanda Verkuijlen - Nelissen

July 3, 2017

Sligro Food Group N.V. considers the application of an integrated inventory control policy in which crucial information is shared among the different stock points in its supply chain. The research examines the potential inventory holding cost savings of the application of an installation stock policy with central demand pooling – in which downstream demand data is shared with the CDC – and of the application of a (near-)optimal multi-echelon inventory control policy – in which the inventory of all stock points is centrally managed – with respect to the current application of a regular installation stock policy.

This thesis received 2nd place RELEX supply chain award – best master’s thesis, Europe 2014.