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Running Lean and Mean: Retail Rethinks Inventory

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Factory shutdowns and order cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic forced fashion brands and retailers to manage lower inventory levels, and they in turn learned that they can do more with less and still be profitable. In the most recent round of retail earnings reports late last year, the majority of retailers posted strong quarterly…

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