MGMT 420 6.3 ASSIGNMENT: MODULE 6 REVIEW QUESTIONS3retailers in the U.S. According to record in February 2016, Home Depot has a total of 2,274 stores in the U.S. Home Depot utilizes every unit square feet for its inventory. Home Depot has been focusing on supply chain improvements based on its central distribution system. Its Rapid Deployment Centers focuses on aggregating product needs for multiple stores to a single purchase order, and then rapidly distribute and deploy inventory to each individual stores. Home Depot seems to be in the best shape in terms ofinventory management. service-providing organization, like Home Depot, perfectly and efficiently use aggregate planning decisions. For example, when it is holiday time, such as Independent Day or Thanksgiving, inventory must be ordered one or two months in advance, just in case each individual local store having short-on-product situation. Moreover, Home Depot need to know what type of goods they plan on stocking up for the holidays based on customers’ features or most hot-selling items data. Goods have to be distributed on time for the sales to take place and ensure that each individual local store has a sufficient amount on hand to meet demands, otherwise, inventory or stocks are going to be empty really fast and customers are not going to enjoy their shopping time.