The International Society for Inventory Research published the classified bibliography of English-language inventory literature between 1980-1993 in three parts (Part 1.: 1980-86, Part 2.: 1987-89, Part 3. 1990-93). Items of each part are arranged in three volumes, each including literature on subjects belonging to the corresponding ISIR Sections.
VOLUME I.: INVENTORIES IN THE NATIONAL ECONOMY.
In this volume there are papers on the role of in-ventories in the economy, their relationship to expectations, connection to forecasts, cycles, stabilization policy, monetary and fiscal policy, and also on inventories in different branches and different types of economies (market and centrally planned economies, developing countries).
VOLUME II.: INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
In the second volume papers can be found on functional areas of management (production, logistics, finances, research and development, etc.), application and conceptual issues of integrated production and inventory systems, theories and methods of materials management, the use of computers, etc.
VOLUME III.: MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF INVENTORIES
It includes inventory-related titles in operations research and management science. Articles cover all branches of inventory modelling:deterministic and stochastic models, single and multi-item, single and multi-location models, etc.
A convenient coding and classification makes the volumes easy to handle. All volumes contain a subject, a journal and an author index that helps in finding the articles of interest.
The bibliography was collected and edited by the Secretariat of the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) with the effective assistance of many ISIR members.
The three parts include altogether 2892 items, of which 598 deals with economic questions, 1278 with management issues, and 1016 with OR/MS modelling.