Inventory Everywhere, But Not the Right Product to Ship
Supply Chain Shaman
MARCH 21, 2023
The story continues. Bloated inventories. Rising inflation. Tightening of organizational belt-cutting to improve cash. Despite investments in planning, today, industries hold 28 more days of inventory than in 2004. Note that in Figure 1, retail home improvements days of inventory increased 68 days, contract manufacturing days increased 48 days, retail apparel by 28 days, and containers and packaging manufacturing companies by 14 days.
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