We’ve all gotten our share of small paper cuts, which might sting a bit, but are quickly forgotten. However, if you were to receive 1,000 small paper cuts all over your body at the same time, you would certainly notice them!
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.