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To increase our understanding of the causes for stockouts in
Mixed methods study, using instore observations, interviews with key informants in consumer goods and retailing, and a field study of stockouts and their causes in multiple wholesale stores over two years.
Our results indicate that the causes for stockouts are specific to retailer, store, category and item. Improvements to store operations and the coordination of store delivery and shelf replenishment are most effective in reducing stockouts. Manual audits of stockouts and their causes benefit instore execution and provide the level of detail necessary for management to prioritize areas of improvement.
Future research may investigate the operational and cost impact of incorporating demand seasonality in shelf replenishment that may lead to an improved coordination of replenishment and demand cylces.
A procedure is proposed to help store managers reduce stockouts well below the global average of 8.3%.
Extends the literature by providing a comprehensive set of itemized causes of retail stockouts and reflects implications for sales-data driven research.
Stockouts, Instore logistics, Retail Operations
|project||Kompetenzzentrum Advanced Optimal Shelf Availability (AdOSA)|
|kind of paper||journal article|
|date of appearance||1-1-2013|
|journal||International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management|
|publisher||Emerald Group Publishing Limited (Bingley UK)|
|volume of journal||43|
|number of issue||1|
|profile area||SoM - Business Innovation|
|citation||Ehrenthal, J. C., & Stölzle, W. (2013). An examination of the causes for retail stockouts. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 43(1), 54-69, DOI:10.1108/09600031311293255.|