Becoming Lean: One Retailer’s Supply Chain Transformation


“Lean” isn’t just a buzzword in the supply chain world; it’s a proven combination of philosophy, methods and tools that have quickly become a business necessity. Companies simply can no longer afford to invest in huge physical warehouses and carry massive amounts of stock in anticipation of customer demand. Neither can they wait days or weeks for data to be loaded into data warehouses in order to create demand forecasts that may be egregiously out of phase with customer activity by the time those analyses are produced.


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