A lean approach for reducing inventory for a Mexican convenience store network

Mariana Villarreal, Mireya Elizondo, Vanessa Ocañas, Bernardo Villarreal

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Abstract

The Lean Manufacturing approach for waste elimination can be applied in all sorts of operations. In this work this approach is adapted and applied for the reduction of inventory in the network of convenience stores of the leading Mexican company in this sector. The work describes the efforts devoted to achieve such objective in the store network served by the Distribution Center (DC) of San Martin located in Mexico City (CDMX). The initiatives considered are the increase of store inventory replenishment frequency and the reduction of the delivery time from the DC to the stores. The use of lean tools and mathematical models for defining replenishment frequencies and delivery routes is described. The description of expected results and those of a pilot program are given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2021
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages557-563
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781792361241
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 7 Mar 202111 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/3/2111/3/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© IEOM Society International.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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