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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical

holistic strategy for global fashion retailers  should be in a holistic, balanced scorecard manner. Namely, many retailers today manage with the goal of achieving the lowest transportation and logistics costs. However, that can increase inventory levels at the store, in the truck, at the distribution center (DC), on the boat, or in the factory. Excess inventory often then needs to be marked down, and lower margins from markdown sale items can greatly reduce profits and wipe out the cost reductions achieved in transportation. Instead, retailers that

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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