To meet aggressive customer service goals an US apparel manufacturer set out in the mid-1990s to create a more efficient, cost-effective supply chain. The review revealed a key opportunity to reduce inventories with comprehensive inventory strategies and a more sophisticated forecasting process. The company: 1) Defined forecasting process and developed an independent forecasting structure which included two departments and about 60 staff; 2) Aligned the departments by brand and within consumer g...

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5.5.2 Manage inventories
5.5.5 Implement systems for managing production/delivery
15.6.10 Information, knowledge management, & IT

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