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What the future of inventory management looks like

Factory shutdowns, port congestion and unpredictable demand all contributed to retailers' fears that they may not be adequatedly stocked for the holiday season. Long term, businesses across industries are rethinking what it means to have lean inventory on the balance sheet and safety stock to meet sales.

included in this trendline
  • Walmart and Target say they'll be stocked amid global supply chain squeeze
  • Just-in-time and safety stock require a careful balance
  • 6 strategies to ensure supplies are delivered on time
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Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.