Terry, Lunn, "Six ways to reduce inventory",Hospital Material Management Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 4, May 1996, pp. 54-61.
Six specific methods that companies have used successfully to reduce their inventory are discussed: 1. balancing, 2. postponement, 3. MRP dependencies, 4. schedule adherence, 5. supplier partners, and 6. customer partners. One common attribute of these successes is that they also build teamwork among people.