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© Jonathan Weiss

Amazon is supposed to be a modern-day master of supply chain optimisation, which customers and staff at Whole Foods may find surprising given that the grocery chain, which was acquired by the e-commerce giant last year, has been regularly running out of stock in recent weeks. However, according to this Business Insider report, Whole Foods’ adoption of an order-to-shelf inventory management system prior to the Amazon takeover is primarily to blame. While the silver lining may be far less waste of unsold products, employees hope Amazon will turn the situation around.

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