Modernized Planning in Apparel

Vanguard Software

Retail News Supply Chain apparelBy employing these strategies brands will enable timely response to purchasing behaviors in order to keep merchandise stocked and improve profits.

Restarting Global Supply Chains in Fashion & Apparel

Vanguard Software

Sales & Operations Planning Advanced Analytics Demand Planning Retail Fashion & Apparel S&OP Supply ChainWithout a clear picture of where items were in the supply chain process before things were halted, restarting a global supply chain seems like a daunting task.

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How to Aggregate Your Apparel Forecasts

Vanguard Software

Retail News Supply Chain Supply Planning apparel footwearSenior Gartner Analyst, Micheal Youssef, challenges supply chain planning teams to recognize the need for aggregated forecasts to improve long-range accuracy.

How to Design a Successful Apparel Supply Chain

Logility

Apparel is an exciting and rapidly changing industry. These are just a few of the challenges apparel manufacturers and retailers must overcome to operate at peak performance and compete in today’s dynamic market. To reduce stock-outs and markdowns apparel manufacturers and retailers must improve their in-season performance. Apparel companies that segment customers and localize assortments are able to maximize full price sell through.

Apparel and footwear: At what point is missed sales better than excess inventory?

Kinaxis

In adidas’s recent earnings call, CEO Kasper Rorsted warned that adidas would miss its 2019 growth target because its supply chain was unable to meet the huge demand for its mid-priced apparel, especially in North America. If so, for a mid-priced range of apparel, is brand image worth lost sales, lowered growth and possible market share loss? To all the apparel / footwear gurus – I know you’re out there – let me know what you think in the comments below! by Harish Iyer.

Helpful Hints for Apparel Manufacturers

Logility

The apparel industry uniquely combines the characteristics of make-to-stock manufacturing with consumer-driven fashion volatility which can lead to a forecasting nightmare. Speaking with several supply chain executives in the apparel industry, attribute-based SKU-level forecasting is not just difficult; it is often impossible. Others have turned to off-the-shelf software only to realize the majority of solutions fail to go beyond two attributes (useless for the apparel industry).

U.S. Apparel Imports on the Decline – Reshoring, Innovation or Both?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Apparel manufacturing was one of the first industries to be outsourced primarily because of labor costs. Census data, demand for apparel imports (Harmonized code 62) may have peaked in 2015. Could apparel manufacturers be returning to the U.S.? A recent McKinsey report indicates that outsourced apparel manufacturing may want to seriously consider returning to the U.S Is it or isn’t it?

How Supply Chain Management Will Support Apparel Brands This Holiday Season

Vanguard Software

Retail Demand Planning News Supply Chain Supply Planning apparelWith the holiday season so close, now is a good time to optimize your supply chain processes so you can capitalize on the most lucrative time of the year.

Restarting Global Supply Chains in Fashion & Apparel

Vanguard Software

Without a clear picture of where items were in the supply chain process before things were halted, restarting a global supply chain seems like a daunting task. Retail Demand Planning Sales & Operations Planning Sales Forecasting Supply Chain Supply Planning

Catastrophic Impacts of COVID19 in Bangladesh Apparel Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

An article written by my former PhD student, Rejaul Hasan, and I just came out this week in Contracting Excellence , the journal published by IACCM, which documents the catastrophe that is unfolding in Bangladesh, one of the world’s major exporters of garments for the apparel sector. But in Bangladesh, 90% of the jobs come from the apparel sector where workers rely on daily wages and now their lives have stopped!

Manhattan Associates breathes new life into apparel and footwear inventory allocation with omnichannel-centric solution

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Manhattan Associates Inc., the supply chain and omnichannel commerce solutions provider, has introduced Manhattan Active Allocation, claimed to be the first allocation solution specifically engineered for today’s omnichannel marketplace, with a fresh approach to managing short lifecycle inventory

2018 Global Apparel Supply Chain Management Report

Supply Chain 24/7

As quickly as technology is pushing consumer-facing capabilities forward, behind the scenes apparel industry supply chains are moving at a decidedly slower pace

Need Help Making Sense of Higg FEM, SLCP, Open Apparel Registry? Sourcemap Has You Covered.

Sourcemap

Footwear and apparel companies have to be transparent, but few can devote the resources to deal with the proliferation of databases and platforms out there. Apparel Environmental Impact Social Compliance Supply Chain Mapping Supply Chain Transparency Sustainability Traceability Transparency

2019 Supply Chain Outlook for the Apparel Industry

American Global Logistics

Apparel Magazine—Few supply chains are as dynamic as those relied upon by the fashion industry. From retailers to manufacturers, apparel supply chains crisscross the globe in a race to outfit customers with the latest styles and beat the competition on driving — and supplying — the latest trends. The post 2019 Supply Chain Outlook for the Apparel Industry appeared first on AGL.

Tailoring the Apparel Supply Chain

NFI

A successful supply chain strategy has become an essential key to success for apparel companies as they continue to build their brand. To provide the latest styles to their customers, supply chain partners should be an extension of the company’s business and service, with the ability to contribute to a good customer experience. Today’s consumers. Read More. Supply Chain Retail Transportation Warehousing

Apparel Logistics: Stepping Out in Style

Inbound Logistics

This feature provides examines the supply chain challenges arising from some recent trends in the fashion industry, and looks at how brand owners and retailers are meeting those challenges

Video Podcast: Apparel Supply Chain Challenges – Size XXL

Logility

We work with a lot of branded and private label apparel manufacturers and brand owners, and it’s clear there is a misperception about supply chain complexity in these industries. Counter to what many people think, apparel supply chains are complex and demanding with global sourcing, long lead times, short selling seasons, and demand uncertainty. Ed shared several best practices as well as what an apparel company could expect from an optimized supply chain.

Video Podcast: Apparel Supply Chain Challenges – Size XXL

Logility

We work with a lot of branded and private label apparel manufacturers and brand owners, and it’s clear there is a misperception about supply chain complexity in these industries. Counter to what many people think, apparel supply chains are complex and demanding with global sourcing, long lead times, short selling seasons, and demand uncertainty. Ed shared several best practices as well as what an apparel company could expect from an optimized supply chain.

Video Podcast: Apparel Supply Chain Challenges – Size XXL

Logility

We work with a lot of branded and private label apparel manufacturers and brand owners, and it’s clear there is a misperception about supply chain complexity in these industries. Counter to what many people think, apparel supply chains are complex and demanding with global sourcing, long lead times, short selling seasons, and demand uncertainty. Ed shared several best practices as well as what an apparel company could expect from an optimized supply chain.

Apparel Retailer: Streamlined MFP Implementation

Cognira

Apparel Retailer: Streamlined MFP Implementation. An international apparel retailer leveraged Cognira to customize its MFP solution for enhanced cross-channel visibility. COGNIRA’S IMPLEMENTATION APPROACH. An international fashion retailer realized it needed to leverage the expertise of a lead implementation partner to quickly and efficiently reinstall its Merchandise Financial Planning system, which was far too complex for the company’s small planning team.

Spring & Summer Sustainability Slants: Supply Chain, Packaging & Apparel

Supply Chain Network

Here’s a roundup of the top recent Environmental Leader articles in these areas. Note that in each article, we’ve tried to dive into the business case from the companies we’re writing about: why are they doing what they’re doing from a financial point of view? Take special note of the detailed Timberland case study , which outlines the specifics on how – and why – to create a sustainable line of clothing. You’ll see more case studies of that type to come.

What is the True Cost of Sustainable Apparel from Bangladesh? Insights from Harvard “Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry” Conference

NC State SCRC

Rejaul is from Bangladesh, and is working on his PhD in the College of Textiles at NC State University, and is passionate on the subject of sustainable apparel from his home country. This week he provided a great set of summaries from the Harvard Conference on “Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry” held on September 24 at the Harvard Law School. What are the major facts inhibiting the Bangladesh apparel industry in being safe and sustainable?

ChainPoint present at 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference

ChainPoint

textile supply chain cotton supply chain apparel sustainable sourcing textile traceChainPoint will be present as exhibitor at the 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference, a virtual conference that will take place from 2-6 November.

A Sustainable Strategy for Managing Excess Apparel

Supply Chain Brain

Apparel retailers are facing a mounting pile of overstock unlike anything they’ve seen before

Underwear apparel company Hanes rolls out FuturMaster demand planning software to boost global supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

HanesBrands, the $6.5bn global apparel company that manufactures and sells a number of leading underwear and activewear brands including Wonderbra, DKNY, Playtex and Champion, is deploying a standardised IT system to help with supply and demand forecasting in more than twenty-five countries

Checkpoint Launches First RFID-Based EAS Solution for Apparel Retailers

Supply Chain Network

NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo its RFID Overhead EAS Solution, delivering benefits both for loss prevention and inventory visibility at the point-of-exit. We’re providing apparel retailers with solutions that offer a pathway to achieve promising benefits, independent of their individual starting point.”.

Video Podcast: Apparel Supply Chain Challenges – Size XXL

Logility

Apparel Logistics: Stepping Out in Style

Inbound Logistics

This feature provides examines the supply chain challenges arising from some recent trends in the fashion industry, and looks at how brand owners and retailers are meeting those challenges

Hemming in Apparel Microfibres

UL EHS- Sustainability

The post Hemming in Apparel Microfibres appeared first on Knowledge at Work. Environment, Health & Safety apparel fabric microfibres ocean conservancy plastics textilesWe’ve all heard the scare stories – that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish; that each year eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans, killing a million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals.

Tour An Apparel Distribution Center! Reserve Your Spot Today For The 2017 SCLF!

Tompkins Blog

The post Tour An Apparel Distribution Center! By Tompkins International Staff Join us at the Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2017 (SCLF). We have another exciting addition to this year’s SCLF being held in Durham, NC May 8th to May 10th: Distribution Center (DC) tour. Beginning at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 8th we will be hosting a tour of Peter. Reserve Your Spot Today For The 2017 SCLF! appeared first on Tompkins International.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

Apparel Performance and Improvement Comparison. I have not seen this done well in the apparel industry. Supply Chain Excellence Supply Chain Leadership Supply Chains to Admire apparel Imagine 2017 Peter SmithTo drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. Not many companies have cracked this code. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. Managing complexity is key.

Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

To make the argument, let’s look at industry orbit charts in aggregate for the period of 2006-2017 for the apparel and chemical companies. For apparel, it was the transition to cheaper labor in the Asian market. (In In the apparel industry 30-40% of the cost of goods is labor.) Apparel margins are following the shifts in the labor market. The margins of the apparel industry have declined from 10% to 8% over the period of 2006-2017. Definitions: Provocateur.

Does Your Apparel Supply Chain Need a Logistics Makeover?

Supply Chain 24/7

Today’s manufacturers face seemingly competing challenges to meet customer expectations for fresh inventory offered via multiple platforms while relying on increasingly global supplier networks

Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

Supply Chain Brain

Several major apparel brands and retailers, including J.C. The goal of the three-year undertaking is to assemble key information about each factory, including business name, GPS coordinates, business license, safety inspections and apparel brands served. Staff members from BRAC University are using the Sourcemap platform as they travel throughout Bangladesh to personally visit every apparel factory in the country.

JDA Customer PVH Named a Top Innovator by Apparel Magazine

Supply Chain Nation

Each year, Apparel Magazine acknowledges apparel retailers, brands, and manufacturers that demonstrate innovation in the apparel supply chain. JDA is proud to recognize that PVH has been named one of Apparel Magazine’s 10 th annual Top Innovator Award winners. based apparel company and is one of the largest global apparel companies, with $8.2 The post JDA Customer PVH Named a Top Innovator by Apparel Magazine appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.