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Musictoday, LLC: Implementing a Periodic Review Inventory System

Darden Business Publishing Cases

ISSN: 2474-7890

Publication date: 17 June 2004


This case is used in Darden’s first-year core operations class as part of a module on supply chain management. The Musictoday company provided online retailing services for such clients as the Dave Matthews Band and the Rolling Stones. But the lack of a formal inventory-management process had Musictoday concerned about future stockouts that would result in lost sales. This case covers the basics of safety stock within the context of a periodic review system. It introduces students to the periodic review system and provides them with an opportunity to link the optimal review period with the EOQ concept.


Ashton, J., Gu, V. and Laseter, T.M. (2004), "Musictoday, LLC: Implementing a Periodic Review Inventory System", Darden Business Publishing Cases.



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