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ISSN-0975-3729 Volume 1 - Number 1 - January-June 2011 INVENTC nef GONTRG OL Association for Advancement ba _ in Combinatorial Sciences I ACS . < International Journal of Inventory ISSN-0975-3729 The International Journal of Inventory Control and Management (IJIICM) publishes contemporary, cutting-edge research on all aspects of inventory theory to foster discussion among researchers, practitioners, and educators on the management and control of inventories. The objective of JJICM is to promote and stimulate innovative inventory research and Management and their application for improving the productivity, customer satisfaction and competitiveness of manufacturing firms, retailers, logistics providers and all organizations that manage inventories. Although the journal will maintain a focus on inventory theory and management, it will deal with operational as well as strategic issues, with specific inventory models as well as with general supply chain issues, with firm-level as well as macroeconomic perspectives. Audience Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, Revenue Management, Mathematical Modeling, Logistics Issues, E-commerce, Statistics, Commerce, Decision Theory. Submission Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically to or Control and Management Publication Date and Frequency ‘Two issues per year from January, 2011. Indexing and Abstracting The IJICM is abstracted and indexed in the following: EBSCO Publishing. ULRICH’S Preiodicals Directory Information System. Statulory Warning Articles, Figure, Data, Scientific Interpretations and its authenticity reported by author/s and published in JICM are the exclusive views of author/s. The Editorial Board of ICM is not responsible for any controversies arising out of them Chandra. Jaggi India Editorial/Advisor Board 5. EK. Goyal K.VS, Sharma Canada India RK Sarker Nita H. Shah. Australia India Yung-Fu Huang A.K Bhunia Taiwan India Editorial Assistants Amrina Kausar Mona Verma india India Editorial Offices A-9 Gagan Enclave, Rohta Road, Meerut, (U.P.). Contact No, : 2682738 57, Teachers Colony, Govind Garh, Dehradun, u Ky +919897682738, 0121- Autbors are encouraged ta submit the manuscript electronacally by e-mail to: ijieen Mm on the preparation of papers journal website : hitp:! Edited and published by : 5 R Singh for International Journal of Inventory Control and Management, [SSN: (975-3729 Typeset and Printed at Planet Computers, 7071, Bhatwara, Meerut, +919271 16206 cription from: subseribers will receive he ard copy of every issue of the journal, “for the subscribed period.Make bank draft able to ‘AACS’ payable at Signature: