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Adjusting distribution centers for omnichannel success at the retailer John Lewis

An article in CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly (Quarter 2, 2014) titled “A Supply Chain Redesign for Omnichannel success” describes changes to the distribution center at the retailer John Lewis to ensure omnichannel success – a 7.2% sales increase in the … Continue reading

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How can garment factory fires be prevented by retailers ?

An article in the New York Times (December 10,2012) describes the fires that have killed 400 people in two fires, one each in Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Bangladesh supplier was dropped by Walmart for not passing audits, but made the … Continue reading

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Neiman Marcus Assortment changes and potential impact

A Wall Street Journal article (15 February 2011) describes the past strategy at Neiman Marcus and changes to respond to the 30 % sales drop in December 2008.   The article describes that 50 % of its sales were generated … Continue reading

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