5 Scary External Factors for Supply Chains

| October 31, 2019

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Meeting demand for fun-sized candies and trending costumes is only one grisly scenario supply chain professionals face. One thing Halloween can teach us is having the right inventory available at the start of the season is much better than empty shelves – yet no one wants too much leftover inventory on November 1st. Supply chains serve just about every person in the world. It’s a careful balancing act to ensure the right products are available at the right time, price and location.

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