Target’s Return to Lean Inventories Is Lucrative

Is Lean Back?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, disruptions in the supply chain and shortages cast doubt on the viability of lean inventories. Facing a surge in demand in 2021, retailers tried to replenish their empty shelves with large orders and increased inventory capacity. As demand subsides and is expected to peak “softly” during the 2023 holiday season, Target has shrunk its inventory levels. The cost reduction has enabled the retail giant to show profits despite lower sales.


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Panera’s Massive Menu Reduction

Panera Bread is testing a large reduction in the size of its menu. The cuts will include over 50 menu items.

Some of the items being removed are the Napa Almond Chicken Salad, Smokehouse BBQ Chicken, and Steak & White Cheddar sandwiches. In addition, targeted items are two salads, some soups and the Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese, all the soufflés, the entire kids’ menu, several drinks, several sweets and pastries, and all Flatbread Pizzas.

Panera Bread states that this is a […]

The Chronic Pain of Drug Shortages

Despite repeated warnings that critical drugs have been and will remain in short supply, corrective action has been painfully elusive.

A confluence of factors contribute to the persistence of the problem. These factors have been identified multiple times over the years, but addressing them and their effects on patients’ health requires overall system changes that call for full congressional and business cooperation. The current blog does not cover the policy changes needed for improvement; they are beyond its scope. However, it […]

Is Shein’s Fast Fashion Sustainable?

Chinese company Shein has rapidly taken over as the world’s largest fast fashion company, raking in about $100 billion in sales last year.

Its merchandise is made by thousands of small suppliers in China, and consumers in the United States and Europe make up most of its market.  While many are enamored by Shein’s cute and cheap offerings, others are sounding the alarm about the ethics of its practices.


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