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When you’re performing research as part of your job or for a school assignment, you’ll probably come across case studies that help you to learn more about the topic at hand. But what is a case study and why are they helpful? Read on to learn all about case studies.

Deep Dive into a Topic

At face value, a case study is a deep dive into a topic. Case studies can be found in many fields, particularly across the social sciences and medicine. When you conduct a case study, you create a body of research based on an inquiry and related data from analysis of a group, individual or controlled research environment.

As a researcher, you can benefit from the analysis of case studies similar to inquiries you’re currently studying. Researchers often rely on case studies to answer questions that basic information and standard diagnostics cannot address.

Study a Pattern

One of the main objectives of a case study is to find a pattern that answers whatever the initial inquiry seeks to find. This might be a question about why college students are prone to certain eating habits or what mental health problems afflict house fire survivors. The researcher then collects data, either through observation or data research, and starts connecting the dots to find underlying behaviors or impacts of the sample group’s behavior.

Gather Evidence

During the study period, the researcher gathers evidence to back the observed patterns and future claims that’ll be derived from the data. Since case studies are usually presented in the professional environment, it’s not enough to simply have a theory and observational notes to back up a claim. Instead, the researcher must provide evidence to support the body of study and the resulting conclusions.

Present Findings

As the study progresses, the researcher develops a solid case to present to peers or a governing body. Case study presentation is important because it legitimizes the body of research and opens the findings to a broader analysis that may end up drawing a conclusion that’s more true to the data than what one or two researchers might establish. The presentation might be formal or casual, depending on the case study itself.

Draw Conclusions

Once the body of research is established, it’s time to draw conclusions from the case study. As with all social sciences studies, conclusions from one researcher shouldn’t necessarily be taken as gospel, but they’re helpful for advancing the body of knowledge in a given field. For that purpose, they’re an invaluable way of gathering new material and presenting ideas that others in the field can learn from and expand upon.


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Poor Inventory Management Examples Made by Huge Brands

As many retailers can attest, poor inventory management can seriously harm a company and its brand/brands, leading to short-term financial damage, a fall in stock prices, bankruptcy, or company closure. From small businesses to companies with large inventories, there's always a concern with the everyday and long-term challenges of inventory management. Some companies may look at updating legacy management systems, while others look for real-time ways to future-proof the business. High-profile, well-known, and loved brands are not exempt from inventory control problems, and many retailers can learn valuable lessons from their mistakes.

How Poor Inventory Management Can Kill a Brand

When supply chain and inventory problems arise, retailers face some consequences. Here are some poor inventory management examples:

1)  Using outdated methods to track items , such as:

2)     Too large of an inventory . Reports show that most businesses have 20-40% of their working capital tied up in inventory. If you have a greater amount of product than what demand calls for, you won't be able to fulfill orders optimally. Large stock levels don’t just lead to more management headaches; they can also cut into profits and cause dead stock.

3)     Inadequate reports and demand forecasting . When companies don’t use or have access to accurate information such as sales trends, best-selling products, customer behavior, and the like – they fall into the trap of ordering too much inventory. When this happens, companies experience the problems of an excessive amount of finished goods, ordering too few finished products, experiencing shortages, and losing customers. With accurate real-time reporting accessible 24/7, anytime, from anywhere, companies can forecast their customers’ future behavior and order accordingly to meet customer demand without exceeding their budget.

Four Examples of Poor Inventory Management

Let’s take a look at four high-profile brands and how a crisis of inventory created some real problems that companies could have prevented had they managed their inventory properly:

Nike’s Excess Inventory Problem

As one of the world's most recognized athletic brands, Nike has many goods to manage. And as a result, it has had difficulty keeping inventory under control. In the early 2000s, the company adopted an updated  inventory management software  after losing around $100 million in sales due to issues with tracking goods. The software promised to help Nike predict items that would sell best and prepare the company to meet demands, but bugs and data errors resulted in incorrect demand forecasts and led to millions more lost.

Nike’s case illustrated just how crucial it is to correctly manage stock levels and your inventory management system. When choosing an inventory management solution, it’s vital to ensure the quality of software your vendor provides is accurate, flexible, and customized for your particular business. It needs to be able to grow and change as the business and the customer base change.

Nike continues to have issues with inventory. 2016 was challenging for the retailer, as Nike's gross margin declined due to a higher percentage of discounted sales because of inventory management problems. The retailer continues to take steps to control its inventory management practices through manufacturing overhauls better and allowing new technology to bring manufacturing to the digital age. Ultimately Nike will remain a global leader as it keeps exploring new markets, innovating new products, and generating its supply channels.

Best Buy’s Christmas Inventory Nightmare

In December 2011—smack dab in the middle of the holiday season— Best Buy issued a statement : “Due to the overwhelming demand of hot product offerings on during the November and December period, we have encountered a situation that has affected redemption of some of our customers’ online orders. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, and we have notified the affected customers.”

Customers were infuriated by Best Buy’s decision to cancel orders instead of delaying shipment, which was most likely because the company ran out of stock. Reportedly Best Buy sold many of the withdrawn items on Black Friday. The retailer essentially cast a wide net, collecting as many orders as possible, likely knowing it would be unable to fulfill them all.

As Best Buy proved, buying items online as an alternative to in-store still carries a risk. Consumers don't know for a fact that they will get their product. While receipts are issued and shipping estimates are given, some variables still allow consumers to be 100% certain their purchase will be complete every time. It’s not hard to imagine that Best Buy probably lost many of its customers to Amazon after that 2011 debacle.

Target’s Disastrous Failed Expansion into Canada

Target is a well-loved brand in the US, so it seemed only natural that it would be just as well-received with expansion up north into Canada. Target executives had a decision to make. They needed a way to track their stock levels and chose to work with an entirely new and untested system. Target Canada would eventually learn what happens when inexperienced employees working under a tight timeline are expected to launch a retailer using technology that nobody—not even at the US headquarters—understood.

In 2013, the company had  trouble moving products  from its large distribution centers onto store shelves, leaving Target outlets poorly stocked. It didn’t take long for Target to figure out the underlying cause of the breakdown: The data contained within the company’s supply chain software, which governs the movement of inventory, was riddled with flaws. The checkout system was glitchy and didn’t process transactions properly. Worse, the technology managing inventory and sales were new to the organization; no one seemed to fully understand how it worked.

Why Too Much Inventory is Bad

Besides technology issues, problems of ordering and inventory were running amok. Target stalled items with long lead times coming from overseas—products weren’t fitting into shipping containers as expected, or tariff codes were missing or incomplete. Finished goods that made it to a distribution center couldn’t fulfill orders for shipping to a store. Other items weren’t able to fit correctly onto store shelves. What appeared to be isolated fires quickly became a raging inferno threatening to destroy the company’s supply chain.

Target’s distribution centers were bursting with products and dead stock. Target Canada had ordered way more stock than it could sell. The company had purchased a sophisticated forecasting and replenishment system, but it wasn’t beneficial at the outset, requiring years of historical data to provide meaningful sales forecasts. When the buying team was preparing for store openings, it relied on wildly optimistic projections developed at US headquarters.

Roughly two years after they launched, Target Canada filed for creditor protection, marking the end of its first international foray and one of the most confounding sagas in Canadian corporate history. The debacle cost the parent company billions of dollars, sullied its reputation, and put roughly 17,600 people out of work.

Supply Chain Disruption Closed 900 KFC Branches in the UK

In February 2018, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was forced to  close many of its 900 UK branches due to supply chain disruption . In a press release, the fast-food giant stated, “We've brought a new delivery partner onboard, but they've had a couple of teething problems - getting a fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex!”

By changing their delivery partner, approximately 750 KFC outlets across the UK faced delays in receiving their daily delivery of fresh chicken, meaning their restaurants could not supply customers and ultimately had to close. At the time, many thought the giant could lose up to £ 1 million daily.

Could KFC have done more to ensure their supplier was suitable for the job? The thought is that multiple supplier contracts could have spread KFC could have avoided the weight of the mammoth delivery task and a crisis like this. Another issue was that their supplier only had one distribution spot instead of multiple, which would have been able to service the outlets much more manageable.

What Can Businesses Learn From Inventory Management Problems?

It takes more than having a large inventory of products to keep a retail business running. All that inventory must be stored, moved, and in the right place at the right time. Warehouses need to be efficient, and their tools and workhorse vehicles are kept up to date. Every part of the supply chain needs to coordinate, from obtaining raw materials to distributing finished goods.

The same can be said about the technology to track and manage the inventory as it moves locations. Companies need to know accurate numbers when it comes to inventory. Their livelihood, franchisees, investors, and employees depend on it! When you don’t see what you have or how/when it moves about, there’s no actual knowledge about the most critical aspect of your business – your inventory.

Retailers of all sizes are looking for easy-to-use, mobile, affordable, secure, and rapidly deployable  asset tracking systems . They need a reliable method to track the thousands of inventory items that move through their location(s)/warehouses daily. Asset Panda is the answer. We leverage the cloud and free mobile apps to help retailers get the information they need about their inventory. Our retail and small business clients know where their inventory is, who has what, and its condition.

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Case Study: Inventory Management Practices at Walmart

About walmart.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the largest retailer in the world, the world’s second-largest company and the nation’s largest nongovernmental employer.   Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various retailing formats in all 50 states in the United States. The Company’s mass merchandising operations serve its customers primarily through the operation of three segments. The Wal-Mart Stores segment includes its discount stores, Supercenters, and Neighborhood Markets in the United States. The Sam’s club segment includes the warehouse membership clubs in the United States. The Company’s subsidiary, McLane Company, Inc. provides products and distribution services to retail industry and institutional foodservice customers. Wal-Mart serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,416 retail units under 53 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2.1 million associates worldwide. Nearly 75% of its stores are in the United States (“Wal-Mart International Operations”, 2004), but Wal-Mart is expanding internationally.   The Group is engaged in the operations of retail stores located in all 50 states of the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom, Central America, Chile, Mexico,India and China.

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Wal-Mart had developed an ability to cater to the individual needs of its stores. Stores could choose from a number of delivery plans. For instance, there was an accelerated delivery system by which stores located within a certain distance of a geographical center could receive replenishment within a day.   Wal-Mart invested heavily in IT and communications systems to effectively track sales and merchandise inventories in stores across the country. With the rapid expansion of Wal-Mart stores in the US, it was essential to have a good communication system. Hence, Wal-Mart set up its own satellite communication system in 1983. Explaining the benefits of the system Walton said, “I can walk in the satellite room, where our technicians sit in front of the computer screens talking on the phone to any stores that might be having a problem with the system, and just looking over their shoulders for a minute or two will tell me a lot about how a particular day is going. On the screen, I can see the total of the day’s bank credit sales adding up as they occur. If we have something really important or urgent to communicate to the stores and distribution centers, I, or any other Wal-Mart executive can walk back to our TV studio and get on that satellite transmission and get it right out there. I can also go every Saturday morning around three, look over these printouts and know precisely what kind of work we have had.”

Wal-Mart was able to reduce unproductive inventory by allowing stores to manage their own stocks, reducing pack sizes across many product categories, and timely price markdowns. Instead of cutting inventory across the board, Wal-Mart made full use of its IT capabilities to make more inventories available in the case of items that customers wanted most, while reducing the overall inventory levels. Wal-Mart also networked its suppliers through computers. The company entered into collaboration with P&G for maintaining the inventory in its stores and built an automated reordering system, which linked all computers between P&G and its stores and other distribution centers. The computer system at Wal-Mart stores identified an item which was low in stock and sent a signal to P&G. The system then sent a re-supply order to the nearest P&G factory through a satellite communication system. P&G then delivered the item either to the Wal-Mart distribution center or directly to the concerned stores. This collaboration between Wal-Mart and P&G was a win-win proposition for both because Wal-Mart could monitor its stock levels in the stores constantly and also identify the items that were moving fast. P&G could also lower its costs and pass on some of the savings to Wal-Mart due to better coordination.

Employees at the stores had the ‘Magic Wand,’ a hand-held computer which was linked to in-store terminals through a radio frequency network. These helped them to keep track of the inventory in stores, deliveries and backup merchandise in stock at the distribution centers. The order management and store replenishment of goods were entirely executed with the help of computers through the Point-of-Sales (POS) system. Through this system, it was possible to monitor and track the sales and merchandise stock levels on the store shelves. Wal-Mart also made use of the sophisticated algorithm system which enabled it to forecast the exact quantities of each item to be delivered, based on the inventories in each store. Since the data was accurate, even bulk items could be broken and supplied to the stores. Wal-Mart also used a centralized inventory data system using which the personnel at the stores could find out the level of inventories and the location of each product at any given time. It also showed whether a product was being loaded in the distribution center or was in transit on a truck. Once the goods were unloaded at the store, the store was furnished with full stocks of inventories of a particular item and the inventory data system was immediately updated.

Wal-Mart also made use of bar coding and radio frequency technology to manage its inventories. Using bar codes and fixed optical readers, the goods could be directed to the appropriate dock, from where they were loaded on to the trucks for shipment. Bar coding devices enabled efficient picking, receiving and proper inventory control of the appropriate goods. It also enabled easy order packing and physical counting of the inventories.   In 1991, Wal-Mart had invested approximately $4 billion to build a retail link system. More than 10,000 Wal-Mart retail suppliers used the retail link system to monitor the sales of their goods at stores and replenish inventories. The details of daily transactions, which approximately amounted to more than 10 million per day, were processed through this integrated system and were furnished to every Wal-Mart store by 4 a.m., the next day. In October 2001, Wal-Mart tied-up with Atlas Commerce for upgrading the system through the Internet enabled technologies.   Wal-Mart owned the largest and most sophisticated computer system in the private sector. The company used Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) computer system to track the movement of goods and stock levels. All information related to sales and inventories was passed on through an advanced satellite communication system. To provide back-up in case of a major breakdown or service interruption, the company had an extensive contingency plan. By making effective use of computers in all its company’s operations, Wal-Mart was successful in providing uninterrupted service to its customers, suppliers, stockholders and trading partners.    

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Inventory management efficiency analysis: A case study of an SME company

S S Islam 1 , A H Pulungan 2 and A Rochim 3

Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd Journal of Physics: Conference Series , Volume 1402 , Issue 2 Citation S S Islam et al 2019 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1402 022040 DOI 10.1088/1742-6596/1402/2/022040

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The research aims to examine factors that affect inventory mismanagement in a Small Medium Enterprises (SME), which is a market leader in the Heavy Equipment Spare part Industry. Despite its status as market leader, the company deals with various inventory problems, for examples slow-moving stocks, delivery delays to customers, and so forth. Those problems, at the end, may reduce company's profit. In order to determine the main factors, this study applies quantitative and qualitative methods. Quantitative methods, specifically Pareto diagram and Inventory Turnover Ratio (ITR), are mainly used to evaluate sales and inventory management. ITR is affected by spare part quantity, warehouse area used, and the material amount. The top five ITR ratings are examined further through observation, interview, and questionnaire techniques. Meanwhile, the qualitative method is applied to evaluate the company's inventory information systems, procedures and coordinations among departments, and human resources. Our findings suggest that the unintegrated company's information system and lack of qualified human resources are the main factors affect inefficient inventory management. The research benefits to industry by suggesting the importance of information systems and human resources to inventory management. As for academics, this research enriches inventory management literature.

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Initially, when the company was in the growing stage, it was quite easy for them to handle the shipments and stock details for their UK warehouse using Excel spreadsheets. As they started expanding their operations, they opted for QuickBooks for their accounting system. However, its lack of inventory and order management capabilities meant that they had to supplement it with stand-alone applications, connected with third-party connectors like Zapier. The data flow was not really seamless, though, and there were serious issues with their inventory management, such as gaps between their accounting and physical inventory. The Element team also found it quite difficult to accept online orders and feed them manually into their accounting system. Some other major issues that the team faced include tracking shipped packages and order handling. They needed to keep their customers updated with the shipment details, maintain warehouse-based stock updates, and provide live order statuses for the sales team, among other tasks.

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The inventory system is now well integrated with Zoho Books for seamless handling of accounting data. This helps Element ensure that no orders are missed and that accounting is centralized for the company. Thanks to automation, they can now completely avoid manually entering accounting data as well.

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Most businesses require storage space for their products and inventory. Storage is not only required for finished products or stock, but also for other inventory elements like raw materials and packaging units. 

As your business grows large, the need for an increased storage space and its complex management becomes inevitable. It is like a chain reaction. Your business grows, demand increases, stock requirements go up, and so does the need for raw material. You can easily buy a storage space like a warehouse to store your inventory, but without proper management of each and every individual unit, your entire supply chain and business operations could shut down.

This is where inventory management comes into play. Warehouse inventory management encompasses the principles and processes by which stock in a warehouse is received, stored, audited, and managed till order/sale fulfillment. As simple as it sounds, managing warehouse inventory is a complex process that requires the simultaneous and effective functioning of different verticals.

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