ISIR Summer School 2017
The 13th ISIR Summer School is organised by the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) and WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and will take place at WU Vienna, Austria, from 21st to 25th August 2017 with the central theme "Competitive Advantage through Resource Efficiency". The main theme of this summer school is to discuss how advanced inventory management can improve material and capacity efficiency. Inventory management of raw and recycled materials, semi-finished and finished goods affects resource efficiency and improves sustainability. Models considering multiple supply sources may allow for mitigation of supply risk. Managing perishable products as in food supply chains can benefit strongly from advanced inventory models. Also, approaches leading to better forecasts contribute to material efficiency through inventory management. However, although the main theme of this summer school is on resource efficiency, we welcome any contribution which advances theoretical and applied inventory modelling and management.
As in previous years the goal is again to bring together Ph.D. students and professors with an interest in inventory management to discuss and improve their research on various aspects of inventory management from a conceptual, empirical, and modelling perspective. We welcome both theoretical research as well as research on applications in inventory management. Key topics for this summer school include but are not limited to:
Material recycling, reuse and remanufacturing
Reducing waste in food supply chains
Forecasting for inventory management
Inventory management affecting the triple bottom line
Supply chain design and inventory management
Technological and business interfaces to inventory management
Inventory management in service and non-profit organisations
Supply chain risks and inventory management
You can download the first call here.