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Spring 1992
Volume 33, Issue # 3

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Managing Supply Chain Inventory: Pitfalls and Opportunities

  • Read Time: 23 min 

Do you consider distribution and inventory costs when you design products? Can you keep your customers informed of when their orders will arrive? Do you know what kind of inventory-control systems your dealers use? If not, you've succumbed to the pitfalls of inventory management. Lee and Billington describe fourteen pitfalls of supply-chain management and some corresponding opportunities.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: Implications for Managers

  • Read Time: 10 min 

What happens if an applicant for a job in your firm has a disability -- is blind or infected with HIV or epileptic? Will you know how to treat that applicant without discrimination? The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures that candidates are assessed for jobs on the basis of their skills and abilities, not their disabilities. Accordingly, the authors provide advice for reevaluating employment practices and procedures.