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practices for implementing Lean techniques in retail and
wholesale"Lean Retail & Wholesale is a highly insightful and
succinct guide to lean application and a valuable resource for any
retailer or wholesaler seeking a competitive edge." --APICS
Magazine, January/February 2015 "Essential reading for those who
want to learn how Lean provides a competitive edge in today's
fast-paced, multi-channel, and cost-conscious environment." --Mark
Temkin, Director, Demand Planning, Barnes & Noble, Inc.
"Provides an enlightening perspective on the applications of Lean
principles to the increasingly challenging worlds of the retail and
wholesale sectors." --Professor C. John Langley, Jr., Penn State
University Featuring real-world case studies, this practical,
streamlined guide reveals how utilize a comprehensive Lean
methodology throughout retail and wholesale businesses to reduce
costs and improve productivity, quality, customer service, and
profitability. Lean Retail and Wholesale examines Lean
opportunities from the viewpoint of retail strategy, merchandise
management, and store and distribution operations and provides a
holistic, systematic approach for identifying and eliminating
non-value-added activities. The Lean techniques presented can be
applied to traditional brick-and-mortar wholesalers and retailers
as well as e-businesses. Coverage includes: Using Lean as a tool to
survive and thrive in retail and wholesale (R)evolution of
retail--from the general store to e-commerce The Lean journey from
goods to services Lean retail and wholesale: early signs of promise
Basic Lean concepts and tools: building a solid foundation Advanced
Lean concepts and tools: K.I.S.S. (keep it simple and
straightforward) Retail strategy: sales and marketing, location,
human resources management, IT, supply chain management, and
customer relationship management Merchandise management: planning,
buying, pricing, and communications Store operations management
Lean retail and wholesale distribution Lean assessments and value
stream mapping Leadership, culture, teams, and training Partnering,
outsourcing, import, technology, and Six Sigma Critical thinking
and continuous improvement: methodology, education, training, and
analytics Defining and measuring success-measurements and current
statistics The road ahead: thoughts and suggestions on the future
of Lean in retail and wholesale
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