Parts Emporium Case Study Essay

2398 Words Mar 13th, 2011 10 Pages
INTRODUCTION

Parts Emporium, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of automobile parts formed by two disenchanted auto mechanics, Dan Block and Ed Spriggs. Originally located in Block’s garage, the firm showed slow but steady growth for 7 years before it relocated to an old, abandoned meat-packing warehouse on Chicago’s South Side. With increased space for inventory storage, the company was able to begin offering an expanded line of auto parts. Fifteen years later, Parts Emporium was the largest independent distributor of auto parts in the north central region.

Parts Emporium has engaged Sue McCaskey as materials manager for the company. She recently graduated from a prominent business school. As she is being handed the task
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Be sure to present a proper inventory system and recognize all relevant costs.

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|Week |Actual Demand |Week |Actual demand |
|1 |104 |12 |97 |
|2 |103 |13 |99 |
|3 |107 |14 |102 |
|4 |105 |15 |99 |
|5 |102 |16 |103 |
|6 |102 |17

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