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A Comprehensive Supply Chain Executive Library

We curate fundamental studies on out-of-stock from the best researchers in the field so that you don't have to.
  1. Aastrup, J., & Kotzab, H. (2009). Forty years of out-of-stock research - and shelves are still empty. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 20(1), 147-164.
  2. Boyle M. 2011. Wal-Mart Brings in Consultants to Help It Keep Shelves Stocked. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved October 22, 2011, from
  3. Broekmeulen R., van Donselaar K., Fransoo J., and van Woensel, T. (2004). Excess shelf space in retail stores: An analytical model and empirical assessment. BETA Working paper 109. Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven.
  4. Campo,K., Gijsbrechts, E. & Nisol, P. (2000). Towards understanding consumer response to stock-outs. Journal of Retailing. 76(2), 219-242.
  5. Chopra, S. & Meindl, P. (2007). Supply Chain Management: Strategy Planning and Operation, 3 ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice – Hall.
  6. Coca-Cola Research Council/Andersen Consulting. (1996). Where to Look for Incremental Sales Gains: The Retail Problem of Out-of-Stock Merchandise, The Coca-Cola Research Council.
  7. Atlanta, GA. Corsten, D. & Gruen T. (2003). Desperately seeking shelf availability: An examination of the extent, the causes, and the efforts to address retail out-of-stocks. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 31(11/12), 605-617.
  8. ECR Europe (2003). Optimal Shelf Availability: Increasing Shopper Satisfaction at the Moment of Truth,ECR Europe and Roland Berger, Kontich, Belgium.
  9. Embherson, C., Storey, J., Godsell, J. & Harrison, A. (2006). Managing the supply chain using in-store supplier employed merchandisers. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 34(6), 467-481.
  10. Emmelhainz, L., Emmelhainz, M., and Stock, J. (1991). Logistics Implications of Retail Stockouts. Journal of Business Logistics, 12(3), 138-147.
  11. Fernie, J., & Grant, D. (2008). On-shelf availability: the case of a UK grocery retailer. International Journal of Logistics Management, 19(3), 293-308.
  12. Fernie, J. and Sparks, L. (2004). Logistics and Retail Management: Insights into Current Practice and Trends from Leading Experts. London: Kogan Page.
  13. Fitzsimons, G.J. (2000). Consumer response to stockouts. Journal of Consumer Research. 27(9), 249-66.
  14. Grocery Manufacturers of America. (2008). Powering Growth Through Direct Store Delivery. Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), AMR Research, Clarkston Consulting,
  15. Grocery Manufacturers of America. (2011). Optimizing the Value of Integrated DSD. Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), Willard Bishop,
  16. Grant, D., Lambert, D., Stock, J., Ellram, L. (2006). Fundamentals of Logistics Management: European Edition. London: McGraw-Hill.
  17. Gruen, T., & Corsten, D. (2007). A Comprehensive Guide to Retail Out-of-stock Reduction in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry. Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Food Marketing Institute (FMI), National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Washington, DC.
  18. Hardgrave, B., Sangford, S., Waller, M., Miller, R. (2008). Measuring the impact of RFID on out of stocks at Walmart. MIS Quarterly Executive, 7(4), 181-192.
  19. Kamaladevi B.B. (2010). RFID – The Best Technology in Supply Chain Management. Advances in Management, 3(2), 45-51.
  20. Katia Campo, Els Gijsbrechts, & Patricia Nisol. (2000). Towards understanding consumer response to stock-outs. Journal of Retailing, 76(2), 219-242.
  21. Progressive Grocer. 1968a. The out of stock study: Part I, October, pp. 1-16.
  22. Progressive Grocer. 1968b. The out of stock study: Part II, November, pp. 17-32.
  23. Raman, A., DeHoratius, N. & Ton, Z. (2001). Execution: the missing link in retail operations. California Management Review, 43, 136-152.
  24. Schary, P.B. & Christopher, M. (1979). The anatomy of a stock-out. Journal of Retailing. 55(2), 59-70.
  25. Taylor, J., Fawcett, S. (2001). Retail on-shelf performance of advertised items: an assessment of supply chain effectiveness at the point of purchase. Journal of Business Logistics, 22(1), 73-89.
  26. Trautrims, A., Grant, D., Fernie, J., & Harrison, T. (2009). Optimizing On-Shelf Availability for Customer Service and Profit. Journal of Business Logistics, 30(2), 231.
  27. van Woensel, T., van Donselaar, K., Broekmeulen, R., Fransoo J. (2007). Consumer responses to shelf out-of-stocks of perishable products. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 37(9), 704-718.
  28. Waller, M., Tangari, A., Williams, B. (2008). Case pack quantity’s effect on retail market share: an examination of the backroom logistics effect and the store-level fill rate effect.
  29. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. 38(6), 436-451. Walter, C. K. & Grabner, J. (1975). Stockout Cost Models: Empirical Tests in a Retail Situation. Journal of Marketing (pre-1986), 39(000003), 56.
  30. Zinn, W. & Liu, P.C. (2008). A comparison of actual and intended consumer behavior in response to retail stockouts. Journal of Business Logistics. 29(2), 141-59.

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