1. Understand how Zara’s supply chain makes use of the pooling principle and mass customization to bring new styles to market faster than its competitors.
2. Better understand the role that information technology plays in improving operations.
3. Better understand how to use the Newsvendor model in a real-life setting.
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Topic 1: How does Zara apply the pooling principle in their supply chain?
Topic 3: What is the essence of the “Zara Model”? And what are its limitations?
Topic 6: If you were to open a fashion store, would you follow the “Zara Model”? Why or why not?