This case illustrates the use of the total cost of ownership concept to analyze and compare two supply chains – one international and one domestic. The case provides an opportunity to calculate economic order quantity and safety stock quantities and then combine purchase price, shipping costs, and inventory carrying costs to quantify the differences between the two supply chains. Available to Member Educators Only, case materials include the following copyrighted files*:Innovative Distribution Company case study (PDF)Innovative Distribution solution (Excel)Innovative Distribution Company Presentation (PPT) *© 2010 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Permission is granted by CSCMP to duplicate case study materials for classroom use only to members of CSCMP who are designated by CSCMP as Educator Members. Case study materials may not be sold by any party other than CSCMP. Except as described in this paragraph, no part of the case study materials may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means without written permission from CSCMP. The case materials may not be uploaded to any public server, online service, network, or bulletin board without prior permission from CSCMP.