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    Explain the responsibilities of the store line (operations) and the management chain that is involved.

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    Explain the responsibilities of the store line (operations) and the management chain that is involved.

    ? Store line duties and tasks reflect substantial variety and complexity ranging from replenishing inventory, quality checks, maintaining records, to supervision of others. The latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior.
    ? Skill in use, care, and safety of store equipment, including fashion, couture, clothing, appearance, style, trends.
    ? Adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet special needs.
    ? Extensive experience in general storeroom or warehouse inventory control functions.
    ? Responsibilities include vendor relations, coordination and evaluation.
    ? Special training may be required for certain positions within this role including the knowledge of the popularity of a certain product, style, or appearance
    ? Manage large retail operation with staff performing manual to computerized processes.
    ? Responsibilities involve judgment to resolve a variety of management issues.
    ? Applies knowledge in the planning and management of a large-scale retail operation.
    ? Maintains inventory levels that maximize inventory turns and the store's return on investment.
    ? Establishes an inventory of core products and ensures that these items remain in stock at all times. Keeping in mind the prevailing manner in dressing, behaving, and living, at a given time or place.
    ? Merchandises the stores (or store departments) to include store layout and the creation of attractive displays. Keeping in mind current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons
    ? Frequent external contacts with customers to provide retail services, market and sell merchandise at trade shows, and to resolve complaints, and with vendors concerning merchandise.

    For fashion, procurement remains the most important area of the supply chain. "Getting better leverage across your supply base and being more strategic about the way you buy is still of foremost importance," says Hanson. There are big opportunities for fashion stores to drive savings, and the trends in supply chain management indicate that the field is wide open to companies that want to get ahead. With a direct link between the supply line and the bottom line, stores simply can't afford to ignore their supply chain processes.

    It is now harder than ever to predict next season's fashion. Retailers of clothing, shoes, and accessories operate in a fast-moving market where many different styles and trends simultaneously influence tastes. Both basic wardrobe staples and high-fashion apparel are affected by regional differences in sizes and preferences. To keep customers coming back to their stores, many retailers have replaced the two traditional spring/summer and autumn/winter seasons with a succession of shorter seasons. However, with more variety, more suppliers, and more promotions, supply chain responsiveness must dramatically increase.

    A retailer's ability to respond quickly to shifting patterns of ...

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