I mentioned to him offhandedly...that we work with jewelers who have very impressive top line sales...with very low net profit as well as challenging cash flow, to which he simply said: “Vanity, Sanity & Reality”.
Cars take up space. Inventory takes up dollars. A well oiled merchandise highway allows plenty of space (dollars) for new product to enter from the right, and move from lane to lane without obstruction. As these products accelerate, other merchandise gets out of the way to allow their passage. They beep and wave as they go by, and exit off to the left at often blazing speeds.