During the 1980s, declining business inventories became a major trend in the United States. While some analysts attribute the lower inventory levels to transportation deregulation, the relationship between deregulation and inventory has yet to be tested empirically. This paper develops and tests a model of transportation deregulation, "just-in-time" (JIT), and inventory levels. It is found that the impact of deregulation on inventory levels is indirect -- transportation deregulation has been followed by increasing interest in JIT, and interest in JIT corresponds to lower inventory levels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Centre for Transportation Studies
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada  V6T 1W5
  • Authors:
    • Larson, P D
  • Publication Date: 1991-6

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  • Accession Number: 00612562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM