Keeping right inventory challenges retailers

May 2012
Furniture/Today;5/21/2012, Issue 36, p84
Trade Publication
The article reports on the comment by furniture retailers at Sandow Media's 2012 Logistics Conference on the logistical challenges posed by sales' seasonal valleys and peaks to retailers. It says that the affected retailers are those trying to maintain enough merchandise to meet delivery expectations. It presents insights from Freedom Furniture and Electronics Link president Link Melley, Badcock Home Furniture supply chain vice president Greg Brinkman, and Broad River Furniture's Chris Dulski.


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