If you work in supply chain management, you know that planning for the holidays doesn't begin during the "Holiday Season" - it starts many months earlier. From analyzing customer purchasing behavior to making projections for the hottest products, increasing production on popular items, and incorporating redundancies into transportation networks to ensure on time delivery.
Holiday Season Pushes Supply Chains to the Max
The holiday season pushes everyone’s supply chain management to the max. Therefore it’s time to take a hard look at what’s working and what’s not in order to make the necessary adjustments for this year's holiday rush.
If you're not fully automated, now is the time to assess how automation might improve your supply chain.If you're already automated, use the checklist below to review where you needed manual intervention to fix a problem in the past, and what can be done to prevent it from happening again this year.
To help you perform your own holiday season assessment, we’ve put together a couple of quick holiday rush checklists, for both the retailer and the supplier.
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