Zara Case

  • Zara Case Study

    Zara: Fast Fashion Case Study IEOR 153 Logistics Network Design and Supply Chain Management Niko Katigbak Regine Labog Kevin Leung Ruoyun Li Miranda Ortiz Michelle Papilla Spring 2011 Professor Kaminsky UC Berkeley I. Background Inditex, founded by Amancio Ortega, operates six different chains: Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, and Oysho. Since 2006 when the case was written, Inditex has added Zara Home and Uterque to its collection.1 The retail chains

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  • Zara Case Study

    continue support for the DOS system that Zara uses, it should be a red flag that the vendor is unwilling to sign any contracts stating such. The fact that Zara is the only customer on the old system should be motivation enough for Zara to upgrade its system. The system will eventually need to be upgraded anyway, and the longer that Zara’s executives wait, the higher the risk of loss as a result of trying to quickly upgrade the unsupported system in the case that the vendor discontinues DOS support

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  • Case: “Zara: It for Fast Fashion”

    Case: “Zara: IT for Fast Fashion” Issue Zara, the flagship chain of Spanish based holding company Inditex, has grown to great prominence in the international retail fashion industry. It has done so by advantage in recognizing and responding to changing fashion. Recognizing and quickly responding to the changes in fashion trends is largely achieved through a collaborative system of store managers and mid-management level commercials. The exponential growth of Zara has been upon the backbone of

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  • Zara Case Study

    ➢ Major Facts: Zara is a fashion company based in Europe, the case goes over a lot of different areas of the business. Everything from how they operate differently than their competitors, their outdated IT systems, and where they plan to go in the future. The case shows many strategies Zara has taken in order to become successful in Fashion industry, having a customer’s driven process, agility, retail power, and a successful supply chain. As in the case, managing a supply chain in the fashion industry

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  • Zara Case Final

    May 20, 2013 Table of Content Summary 2 Introduction of Zara 2 Porter’s Six Forces model in Zara 3 Existing competitors 4 The bargaining power of suppliers 4 The bargaining power of customers 4 Potential competitors 5 Alternative products or services 5 The power of cooperative dealer 6 IT is the heart of ZARA mode 6 Track fashion with the information base 6 Information standardizing and optimizing design 7 Zara’s competitive advantage – based on value chain perspective

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  • Zara Case Study

    Internationnal marketing Case study – Zara Question 1 The close relationship between manufacturing and retailing make Zara different from the others specialty apparel retailers. His motto could be « fast and fashion ». Zara controls all phases of production of its clothing from design to distribution. A choice taken by the will of the company to « adapt to the client's request in minimum time.», for Zara, the most important thing is time. Zara has a highly flexible tool for producing close

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  • Zara Case Study

    Zara’s current POS terminals run on the Microsoft Disk Operating System (DOS). As the largest retail chain established by Inditex, Zara generates 73.3% of the group’s sales. With the ability to quickly respond to the demands of their target customers, young fashion-conscious city dwellers, Zara are able to produce and deliver styles while they are still hot. Zara has three departments (Men, Women, and Children), each department, at corporate level in La Coruna, is managed by a group of “commercials”

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  • Zara Case

    ZARA: IT for Fast Fashion With ZARA's fashion business expanding, Salgado and Sanchez have a critical decision to make on whether to upgrade the current, seemingly out of date IT system. Like other large clothing retailers, ZARA adopts a highly standardized business model for ordering, design, manufacturing and procurement across all product categories and regions. However, unlike most clothing retailers, ZARA's business model is based on fast delivery times

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  • Zara It for Fashion Case Study

    Executive Summary Zara has relied on Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s) and Point of Sales (POS) terminal operating on Microsoft DOS which are not linked to the headquarters or other stores for its daily transactions. Although, the system has proved to be stable and reliable over time, it has become obsolete and cannot be supported by the providers. I recommend that the company invest on a new system like Windows, UNIX or Linux operating system which will enhance connectivity and flexibility

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    Zara Case Study Analysis Executive Summary This report provides and analysis and evaluation of the current IT operations of Zara, a segment of Inditex, and concludes with a decision whether to upgrade to a more modern operating system or not. When analyzing the company, many problems arose that centered on the company using an obsolete DOS operating system. Key problems found were that managers are spending too much time on ordering information. POS systems are not linked and therefor information

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  • Zara Case Study

    Case Study on Zara: IT for Fast Fashion I. Executive Summary After reviewing Zara: IT for Fast Fashion, it is concluded that the problem the company is facing is their need to upgrade from their POS (point-of-sale) terminal system that uses a DOS (Disk Operating System) to a POS terminal system that does not run on DOS. Upgrading would allow the company’s stores to be interconnected and instantly check the stock of a certain SKU in another store. It is recommended that this upgrade be made before

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    ZARA: IT for Fast Fashion Name: Institution: ZARA: IT for Fast Fashion Background of the Case Situation Zara is among the top international fashion brands under Inditex. Amancio Ortega founded the company in 1975 with its first store in La Coruna. Ortega had a primary goal of linking customer demand to manufacturing, and at the same time linking manufacturing to distribution. Inditex was created in 1985 as a parent company for Zara. In the same year, Jose Castellano joined

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    Zara Case Management 454 3/20/14 Founded in 1975 by Armancio Ortega, Zara is a very successful Spanish clothing and accessory realtor and the first business to start the Inditex Group empire. Starting in a small Galician city known as La Coruna in Spain, Zara has grown to be a retailer powerhouse with over 6,000 stores in 85 different countries. Although the number of stores and locations is constantly changing as Zara is known to open more than a store a day in past years. Zara has

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  • Zara Case Study

    I . Background Inditex, founded by Amancio Ortega, operates six different chains: Zara, Massimo Dutti,Pull&Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, and Oysho. Since 2006 when the case was written, Inditex hasadded Zara Home and Uterque to its collection. 1 The retail chains were meant to operate asseparate business units within a structure, which included six support areas and nine corporatedepartments. Each chain addressed different segments of the market, but all share the samegoal: to dominate their

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  • Zara Case

    According to the point of view of Salgado , Zara is getting bigger and bigger and its operating system getting more and more obsolete. Thus, it gives Zara to have a comparative advantage because for a strategic perspective. Although Zara's advantage over its competitors is not so much a result of IT leverage, the sustainability of its competitive edge might be at risk due to a lack in IT investment.The current assumption for the IT investment states about 18,000 hours. The Zara's staff devoted

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  • Zara Case

    WHY MIGHT ZARA “FAIL”? HOW SUSTAINABLE ARE THEIR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES? Zara’s plan to expand internationally could be a possible threat of failure to Zara. To enter in international markets, Zara needs to deliver its apparels in-time, at competitive prices, customized for local markets and everything in a short lead time. Thus, Zara faced several important issues regarding its international expansion. There are visible differences in cultural, social, political conditions in others countries

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  • Zara: It for Fast Fashion Case

    Zara: IT for Fast Fashion Case Alternatives |ISSUE |PRO |CON |ALTERNATIVE | |POS System – Upgrading |1) Avoid future issue, such as|1) Cost lot of money and time |1) Purchase extra terminal to avoid | | |software can not work with |to do the new system |software and hardware issue for now; | |

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  • Zara Case

      Zara is different from competitors in that it uses a vertically integrated model for its company. Therefore, the firm controls most of the activities in the supply chain. For instance, Zara relies on “local Spanish sourcing for a large proportion of garment manufacture.” The combination of the local garment manufacturers with Zara’s over 200 designers in house leads to a flexibility unrivaled in the high-end clothing industry. Zara produces an astonishing 11,000 different styles—or almost

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  • Zara Case Study

    Zara Case Study - Answer the following questions using both the case in the text and online research. Citations (within the text) and a bibliography are required. Be sure to provide an overview of the case in a short paragraph prior to answering each question. List the question you are answering prior to your answer. Vertical Supply Chain Zara uses a vertical supply chain, which is an uncommon strategy in the fashion industry. A company that operates in a vertically integrated strategy has

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  • Zara Case

    Musim yang menjadi acuan zara dalam mengeluarkan produknya * Spring/Summer * Fall/Winter Pekerjaan dimulai dengan mendesain pada tahun berjalan untuk rencana tahun berikutnya, mulai dari tema dan warna. Dan memproduksi 11000 gaya dan bentuk baju setiap tahunnya. Komunikasi dan alur kerja pada pusat desain sangat cepat. Untuk bahan yang berupa sintetis Zara masih mengandalkan kebanyakan dari outsourcing. Zara memiliki 14 pusat distribusi yang berlokasi di 14 pabrik. Zara juga mengalami 15-20%

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  • Zara Case Study

    Pre-course Assignment | International Business INTRODUCTION TO THE CASE Zara is a retail chain company which operates in the fashion industry. It's owned by Indixt group in North West Spain. It holds the ownership of some world famous brands such as Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Oysho, Uterqüe, Stradivarius and Bershka. The very first Zara shop was open in 1975 and their specialty is frequent innovation of new product lines. Also they decided not to outsource their production to low-cost countries

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  • Zara Case

    BRAND ZARA Carmen Lopez Ying Fan Brunel Business School Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management (2009), 13:2, 279-296 INTRODUCTION Zara is one of the world’s most successful fashion retailers operating in 59 countries. However, there is little research about the firm in English as the majority of publications have been written in Spanish. This paper seeks to address this gap in the literature by examining the internationalisation process of Zara. This study adopts an in-depth case approach

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  • Zara Case Study

    Zara Case Study Zara is a clothing and accessories retailer owned by Inditex of Spain. It is the largest and most internationalized of Inditex's chains. Zara completed its rollout in the Spanish market by 1990 and then started its expansion around that time. At the end of 2001, it operated 507 stores in countries around the world, including Spain. Zara has three product lines which are for women, men, and children, and two basic collections each year that are phased in through the fall/winter and

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    Zara: Staying Fast and Fresh Wance Tacconelli Donghua University Shanghai Contents • • • • Historical background Overview of the Inditex Group Zara’s business model The competitive landscape – The Gap, H&M, Fast Retailing (Uniqlo) • Zara’s global store and online expansion • Questions Zara Case Study 2 Corporate history (1 of 2) • 1963: establishment of clothing production company in A Coruῆa, Spain • 1975: first Zara store opens in A Coruῆa • 1985: Inditex Group is established •

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  • Zara Case

    Waterloo Regional Police Services: The CIMS Project Background: The fashion industry that Zara plays in are intensively competing in fast market response and wide market coverage. Basically, since the target customers' tastes in fashion change rapidly, it is hard for industry players to not only accurately predict the trends but also put effective influences onto customers. As a result, industry players are trying their best to quickly sense the popularity and then deliver their quality products

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  • Zara Case Question 4

    Therefore, we are in favour of investing in a new OS, and the next question is which OS is the best option. When looking in a short-term view, Linux comes out as the best option, as of €0 license cost and only an annual maintenance fee to be paid. As Zara intends to invest in the OS for long-term period, then UNIX is the best choice for a new OS, in the first place because of the low annual maintenance fee, despite the high license costs. The tables below provide us with the costs necessary for

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  • Zara Case Study

    INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CASE STUDY ZARA: THE SPANISH RETAILER GOES TO THE TOP OF WORLD FASHION Professor: Jennifer Stack Student: Martina Sekuloska San Sebastian October,2014 International marketing [ZARA:THE SPANISH RETAILER GOES TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD FASHION] INTRODUCTION Inditex is a fashion retailer which dates back to 1963 when it started life in a small workshop making woman’s clothing. Today it has more than 6.460 stores all over the world (Inditex, 2014). Officially

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  • Zara Case Study

    CASE STUDY ZARA 1. Which theory is internationalization? the best representative of Zara’s (Inditex’s) In the case of Zara, the Uppsala model can be considered as the best representative theory concerning their internationalization strategy. The Uppsala model is an organic growth model, which aims to minimize psychic distance through small incremental steps in the internationalization process. Zara opened its first store in La Coruna in 1975 and focused on the domestic market in the early stages

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  • Zara Case Analysis

    Introduction Zara is an international apparel company founded by Amancio Oretga, who opened the first store in La Coruna in 1975. Ortega was driven by the belief that retailing and manufacturing need to the closely linked. Inditex, a holding company for Zara, other retail chains and internally owned suppliers was formed in 1985. In the same year, Jose Maria Castellano Rios joined the company, bringing with him his experience at an IT manager and belief that computers were integral to the business

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  • Zara Case Analysis

    Zara: IT for Fast Fashion This case is part of the course Managing in the Information Age (MIA) at Harvard Business School. [pic] Managing in Information Age IT Categories |IT Category |Definition |Example | |Function IT (FIT) |IT that assists execution of discrete function |Simulators | |

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  • Zara Case

    1. Zara was developed with the initial goal to link customer demand to manufacturing, and link manufacturing to distribution. Goals such as short production times, decreased inventory risk, and great choice of clothes have helped formulate a unique value and shape Zara’s current business model. Zara’s business model is based on three aspects: * Zara’s fundamental concept is to maintain design, production, and distribution processes that will enable Zara to respond quickly to shifts in the

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  • Zara Case

    products and processes. The business is based on a search algorithm developed by Brin and Page at Stanford in the late 1990s. The algorithm is an innovative approach to estimating the most “central” node in an enormous network, composed in Google’s case of websites indexed by keywords. The benefit of this approach, called Page Rank, is that it produces an ranking of sites determined by user behavior as opposed to by payments to the Google by advertisers. In theory, user determined rankings would

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  • Case Study - Zara International

    Jay Case Study: Zara International Fashion at the Speed of Light Question 1: In what ways are elements of the classical and behavioral management approaches evident in how things are done at Zara International? How can systems concepts and contingency thinking explain the success of some of Zara’s distinctive practices? Answer 1: Elements of the classical management approach are very evident at Zara International. The classical management approach contains three branches, which are scientific

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  • Zara Solve Case Study

    Introduction to Zara (Inditex) Case Study In 1975, Amancio Ortega started a fashion retail shop that makes the fashionable clothes faster and beauty than other competitors. The first Zara store opened in 1975 in Spain. The very best quality of Zara was, it only takes two weeks to develop a new cloth/product and release it to the market while other competitors take two months. Zara didn’t get third party help to distribute, design or even produce because Zara did them alone. Zara was fashion focused

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  • Zara Case

    DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS MEMORANDUM TO:                Mario Schijven FROM:          Yue Ma DATE:          September 28th, 2015   SUBJECT:    Zara’s Value Chain (Zara Case) Zara’s value chain differs from the other traditional models a lot. The design and creation rely extensively on copying fashion trends observed at the fashion shoes and at competitors’ points of sale, which based on buyers and designers alike. Value Chain Zara’s value chain is supported

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  • Zara Case Study

    middle-aged mother buys clothes at the Zara chain because they are cheap, while her daughter aged in the mid-20s buys Zara clothing because it is fashionable. Clearly, Zara is riding two of the winning retail trends - being in fashion and low prices - and making a very effective combination out of it. Much talked about, especially since its parent company's IPO in 2001, often admired, sometimes reviled, but hardly ever ignored, Zara has been an interesting case study for many other retailers

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  • Zara Case Analysis

    incurred a -0.3% net loss while Inditex achieved a 22.9% return on investment. The case shows that The Gap outsourced more than 90% production while Zara has its own factories and half of its productions are kept in-house, which means The Gap has insufficient control over production and capital costs. That is to say, Inditex is much more profitable than The Gap and has a relatively better operating economics. Zara has several distinctive features in its business model that has affected its operating

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  • Case Zara

 NTERNATIONAL MARKETING ZARA: INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FACULTY OF ECONOMICS UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA 1. What makes Zara different from other specialty apparel retailers? What are the main differences in the business models of Zara and H&M? One of the most important competitive advantages that Zara have is the rotation in the stores, Zara is constantly looking forward increase the rotation of products and the leadership in costs. Why is rotation so important and why this became

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  • Zara It Case Study

    Zara IT Case Analysis Questions 3. What current or potential weaknesses (if any) do you see in Zara’s current IT infrastructure, IT strategy (planned improvements/additions to their existing infrastructure), and the process (who all are involved in the decision making for investment in IT and how often they meet and steps they go through to arrive at the decision) used to formulate the IT strategy? The obsolescence of the DOS-based POS system for one. Similar to Windows XP, everyone was so comfortable

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  • Case Study Zara, Inditex

    Inditex/Zara history (Explain) Amancio Ortega Gaono began Inditex as a way to bring high fashion apparel to the market at an affordable price. After years working in the apparel retail industry in la Coruña, Spain, Ortega left his job in the early 1960’s to being manufacturing trendy designers pieces in cheaper materials and selling these items to local shops. In 1975, Ortega opened his first retail store, Zara, drawn by its inexpensive, fashionable merchandise, and Ortega expanded the Zara chain

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  • Zara Case Study

    Zara uses a mixture of strategies when sourcing their production. It uses most of outsourcing to produce basic items and initial fashion collection. It outsources about half of its production to third party (of the outsourced 60% from Europe, 30% from Asia, 10% rest of world). The sourcing strategy with external suppliers is based on expertise, relative cost, transportation cost and most importantly time sensitivity. At the beginning of each season Zara commits 50-60 % of its inventory, while quarter

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  • Zara Case Study

    ZARA: FAST FASHION When Amancio Ortega, a former Spanish bathrobe maker, opened his first Zara clothing store, his business model was simple: sell high-fashion look-alikes to price-conscious Europeans. After succeeding in this, he decided to tackle the outdated clothing industry in which it took six months from a garment’s design to consumers being able to purchase it in a store. What Ortega envisioned was “fast fashion”—getting designs to customers quickly. And that’s exactly what Zara has

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  • Case Study for Zara

     Case study Zara 1. 1.  ZARA is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer based in Arteixo, Galicia.  Founded in 24 May ,1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera.  Zara needs just two weeks to develop a new product and get it to stores, compared to the six-month industry average, and launches around 10,000 new designs each year.  Zara was described by Louis Vuitton Fashion Director Daniel Piette as "possibly the most innovative and devastating retailer in the world.  1763 stores , 78 countries

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    ZARA Case Study By Chander Shekhar Sibal (WMP 6015) A Case Study submitted in fulfillment of the assignments for MIS WMP 2013 [pic] Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow Noida Campus 2011 Zara Case Study Q. 1. Zara is successful in managing IT. Using your learning’s from the case, explain how Zara is able to get productivity benefits from IT The firm tripled in size between 1996 and 2000, then skyrocketed from $2.43 billion in 2001 to $13.6 billion in

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  • Zara Case

    Case Questions: 1. How specifically do the distinctive features of Zara’s business model affect its operating economics? The main concepts that can be taken away from Zara’s business model, which directly affect its operating economics, is low cost, high control, and quick turnaround. Zara is just one of six retail stores operated by, Inditex, the parent company. Inditex owns Comditel, a subsidiary, which manages the dyeing, patterning, and finishing of gray fabric and supplied finished

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  • Zara Case Study

    ZARA: History and Background Inditex is a global specialty retailer that designs, manufactures, and sells apparel, footwear, and accessories for women, men and children through its chains around the world. Zara is the largest and most internationalized of the six retailers that Inditex owns: (Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, and Oysho). By the end of 2001, Zara operated 507 stores around the world, including Spain. Of Inditex’s total employees, over 80% of them are

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  • Zara Case Study

    Zara Case Study 1. Case Summary The Zara case study is a case of the fundamental of whether or not to upgrade an IT system which already works, in this case a POS operating system that uses DOS, to more modern operating systems that includes more functionality to meet new demands. Zara is a chain fashion store around Europe, Middle East, Africa, and South America that was founded by Amancio Ortega, in 1975. The first store and main headquarters was found in La Cournia, Spain

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  • Zara Case

    Zara case 1a) How would you advise Salgado to proceed on the issue of upgrading the POS terminals? I would advise Salgado to upgrade the POS terminals. However, I would advise him not to buy off the shelf terminals – he would need to find a POS terminal manufacturer that was willing to make custom terminals for the entire chain that are 1) able to be installed by store personnel, 2) could still use the POS application, 3) had network capability (to automatically download sales data to POS controller)

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  • Zara Case Analysis

    1: Executive Summary This case focuses on the Spanish retail giant, Inditex and how its largest retail chain Zara has been so successful through its simple business model of speed, flexibility, and high fashion. As of 2002, Inditex had six separate chains: Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, and Oysho. Each chain operates independently and is responsible for its own strategy, product design, sourcing and manufacturing, distribution, retail. Zara is by far the largest, most

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