“Apple has changed its inventory management policy for iPad 2 deliveries, having its retail stores hold on to new shipments until the next day in an effort to ease the sales process for both customers and employees,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“A person familiar with Apple’s retail operations informed AppleInsider this week that the new shipment of iPad 2 stock sold by some stores on Tuesday was actually delivered on Monday,” Hughes reports. “Apple is said to have elected to hold the inventory for a next-day sale to grant its inventory control specialists the time to ‘calmly and accurately’ process new shipments.”
Hughes reports, “Apple’s previous strategy was to get products from the pallet to the shelf as fast as possible. But that approach was said to have caused ‘utter havoc’ for Apple’s retail employees, and led to inventory inaccuracies.”
Read more, and see photos of iPad 2 lines form today, in the full article here.
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