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The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management (available through FT Press) is an authoritative guide to best-practice inventory management. This video provides an overview of concepts addressed in the book: Planning, organizing, controlling, directing, motivating and coordinating all the activities required to efficiently control product flow. Other topics include long-term strategic decisions, mid-term tactical decisions, and short-term operational decisions.

CEU Credit: 1

Laura Meade


Laura Meade is the Director of International Programs and a Professor of Supply Chain Practice at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Laura received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University, a MBA as well as a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her areas of expertise include: Reverse logistics Supply chain supplier selection Sustainability

  • Recipient of King Hagar Scholar Research Grant
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award Core
  • The Role of Soft Systems Methodology in Planning for Sustainable Production, Greener Management: "Foresighting and Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Development Planning" 37:101-110, 2003. (A. Presley and L. Meade).
  • A Conceptual Model for Selecting and Evaluating Third-Party Reverse Logistics Providers, Supply Chain Management, An International Journal; Vol. 7, No. 5, 2002, pp. 283-295. (L. Meade and J. Sarkis).
  • R&D Project Selection using the Analytic Network Process, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol. 49, no. 1, Feb. 2002. pp. 59-66. (L. Meade and A. Presley).
  • Strategic Analysis of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems Using the Analytical Network Process, Logistics and Transportation Review Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 201-215, 1998. (L. Meade and J. Sarkis).
  • Justifying Strategic Alliances and Partnering: A Prerequisite for Virtual Enterprising, Omega International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 29-42, 1997. (L. Meade and J. Sarkis).
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Controlling
  • Directing
  • Motivating and coordinating all the activities required to efficiently control product flow.
  • Long-term strategic decisions
  • Mid-term tactical decisions
  • Short-term operational decisions