Outside of Asia: Inditex

Outside of Asia: Inditex

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There are many manufacturers outside of Asia whom have become both efficient and quick to react to consumer trends. The most notable company in this category is Spain’s Inditex. This firm is infamous for its lean inventory and fast-fashion strategy. It can get a new item of clothing from its 300-person design team, through its manufacturing plants and into its thousands of stores in as little as two weeks.

The company operates several manufacturing facilities in Spain. Many of its outside suppliers are located in Spain and elsewhere in Europe. The firm has been opening large numbers of new retail stores which includes Zara, Zara Home, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Uterque and Oyosho brands.

With a global presence of 7085 stores worldwide, Inditex is a company of note. The company operates a unique business model: instead of committing a large percentage of production for the next fashion season, the company commits a small amount and uses customer feedback and an efficient production network to replenish stores with new and different products every week.