Into `the cave': Managing parts inventory

Saccomano, Ann
March 1995
Traffic World;3/20/95, Vol. 241 Issue 12, p49
Trade Publication
Discusses various aspects of spare parts inventory management. Difficulties in management of parts inventories; Role of industrial equipment manufacturers; Distributors' need to justify themselves. INSET: The reverse logistics pipeline..


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