Design of a Purchases and Inventories Management of a Cleaning Products Distribute Company

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Rosita Cabrera (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, PE)
Jerson Vargas (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, PE)
Miguel Shinno (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, PE)
Fernando Maradiegue (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, PE)
José Carlos Alvarez Merino (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, PE)
(Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas)
Full Paper: #186


The company under study dedicated to the distribution of cleaning products has presented high operating costs resulting from a disorganized management in the processes of purchases and inventories. This is a problem that happens to many companies in the retail sector because, it does not have tools or controls that allow it to evaluate its development in such processes. To solve this problem, a management of purchases and inventories is proposed based on tools that involve the development of demand forecasting in order to be able to evaluate the trend and fluctuation of the demand, so that the company is prepared for any change. On the other hand, an ABC classification of products to be able to take into account those products that have a higher turnover. In addition, the development of economic lots, safety stocks and replenishment points to track inventories in the warehouse. Finally, an adequate control of the management by means of procedures, policies and formats that will allow a standardization and a correct flow of said processes. All this, in order to contribute to the reduction of operating costs and increase the utility of the company.