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Risk assessment model in inventory management using the AHP method

Andréa Carla Monteiro Sales; Luciana Gondim de Almeida Guimarães; Alípio Ramos Veiga Neto; Walid Abbas El-Aouar; Glauber Ruan Pereira

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Abstract: Identification and hierarchy of risks in inventory management allow mapping and generating a plan of actions in order to control them, diminish them or even extinguish them. This research aims to identify and measure the degree of importance of the main problems encountered in the sector of a metal production chain. The method used to develop this research is the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), in order to hierarchize and thus defines the best way to manage risks. The main results of this study reveal that each area of ​​the organization presents a risk that stands out in the management of inventories, allowing the company to control its expenses better, aligning itself with the companies' strategy of producing at the lowest cost. Excess consumption (demand), supplier delay (supply), and stock divergence (material handling) were highlighted as the major risks in their categories. This study revealed that in the category of demand risks, excess consumption was identified as the most critical risk, in the supply category, the supplier delay was identified at the highest risk and finally in the material handling category, the risk divergence of inventory obtained the highest percentage in relation to the other problems.


Risks, Analytic hierarchy process, Risk management


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