For this discussion forum, address each of the following items in your initial commentary:
- Describe the role of inventory management within the context of operations management.
- Compare and contrast the three inventory models for independent demand featured by Heizer, Render, and Munson (2017, p. 496). Clearly explain, by examples, where each model is best suited.
- Designate an inventory model that would be helpful in achieving your simulation outcome. Explain your rationale for choosing the designated inventory model and how it enables your strategy.
A substantive initial post addresses all the key topic elements using approximately 200-300 words. Incorporate into your discussion commentary at least three recent scholarly references and citation support according to proper CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.)standards.