(Continued from previous post)
There must be some process that might be instituted within a large company like that, sort of like taking one’s temperature with a thermometer, once a year, to pick up on such anomalies.
The client gave an example of a familiar, oft-told tale in our toy industry, where a tremendously successful product was killed by overshipping. The item ended up backing up at retail, requiring closeouts, and prematurely dooming the product line.
How many times have I heard that same story? How does that happen again and again? Is there not some simple algorithm to prevent that from happening?
These would seem preventable errors.
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