ZARA INTERNATIONAL – Fashion at the Speed of Light
Textbook Pages 441-442
1. In what ways are elements of the classical management 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?
2. Zara’s logistics system and management practices can handle the current pace of growth, but they will need updating at some point in the future. How could quantitative management approaches and data analytics help Zara executives plan for the next generation of its logistics and management approaches?
3. As a consultant chosen by Zara to assist with the expansion of its U.S. stores, you have been asked to propose how evidence-based management might help the firm smooth its way to success with an American workforce. What areas will you suggest be looked at for evidence-based decision making, and why?
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