Vital Link in the Global Apparel Supply Chain- Third-Party Refurbishers

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Inc, a third-party refurbisher specializing in apparel and general merchandise inspection, repair, cleaning, kitting, and warehousing. The apparel industry’s supply chain crisscrosses the globe. Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply chain Matters blogThe following is a contributed Supply Chain Matters Guest Contribution from Jeff Glassman, CEO of Darn It!

A Milestone Decision to Move Apparel Production Out of China

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Last week, The Wall Street Journal profiled global apparel producer TAL Group’s decision to close its apparel production factory in Dongguan China because of cumulative effects of rising direct labor costs. Paid subscription required) The fact that one of Asia’s largest manufacturers of apparel, supplying brands such as Banana Republic, J.

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Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Meets Industry 4.0 Adoption

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The apparel and footwear industry, one of the earliest adopters of global based, low-cost manufacturing outsourcing is now on the verge of adopting Industry 4.0 Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Internet of Things Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Addidas Futurecraft MFG supply chain Addidas supply chain supply chain advancements in footwear manufacturing Supply chain Matters blog

Apparel Logistics: Stepping Out in Style

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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

Report that Robotic Production of Fashion Apparel is Getting Much Closer

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The latest edition of The Economist includes its Technology Quarterly and features a report that should be of interest to apparel focused supply chains, especially specialty retailers. Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Technology advanced robotics blog commenting on global supply chain developments robotics applied to clothing and apparel production SoftWear Automation Inc.

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

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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.

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

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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?

Helpful Hints for Apparel Manufacturers

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The apparel industry uniquely combines the characteristics of make-to-stock manufacturing with consumer-driven fashion volatility which can lead to a forecasting nightmare.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

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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 Smith

Amazon Wins Patent for On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing Warehouse

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The Seattle e-commerce juggernaut just won a patent for “on-demand apparel manufacturing,” in which machines only start snipping and stitching once an order has been placed, Amazon could wade deeper into developing its own apparel

3 Startling Facts and 3 Quick Recommendations for Apparel and Footwear Executives

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By Jim Tompkins CEO, Tompkins International Listen up, Apparel and Footwear executives! First, the 3 startling facts: Amazon is the number 1 seller of Apparel & Footwear in the US. Amazon has 11 Apparel & The post 3 Startling Facts and 3 Quick Recommendations for Apparel and Footwear Executives appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog Amazon Apparel Footwear Retail SCLF Video

Technology’s Impact on Industries Recognized as More Profound- Is the Supply Chain Prepared?

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Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Internet of Things Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Transformation independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog technology's impact on industry supply chainsA blog commentary reflecting that change is underway across many industry sectors, one that was profound implications for businesses and their associated supply chains.

Video Podcast: Apparel Supply Chain Challenges – Size XXL

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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.

Untimely Occurrences of Multi-Industry Supply Chain Disruptions

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Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Online Customer Fulfillment Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Disruption business continuity planning Gap distribution center fire global supply chain risk Samsung Galaxy Note 7 product recall Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain RiskAs businesses enter the all-important final four months of 2016, news of supply chain disruptions are permeating business media channels.

Overstocks of U.S. Retail Inventories Spell Challenges for the Remainder of the Year

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Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Inventory Management Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blogAfter many prominent retailers have formally reported their financial results for the first quarter, business and industry media have been quick to note that for the most part, U.S. retailers are facing a glut of existing unsold inventory.

Executing on time, all the time: apparel executive’s guide to competitive advantage

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Apparel executive’s guide to competitive advantage. I think we all know that great apparel brands maintain competitive advantage by consistently executing on time. What great apparel brands do differently? For most apparel companies, it is the cycle from product to customer.

Pending Transportation Industry Disruption Will Require Industry Supply Chain Management Attention

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Looking back at the 2015 holiday fulfillment period, there were two significant supply chain and Omni-channel fulfillment trends that made their presence. These trends will continue to unfold in 2016 and beyond with significant implications for industry supply chains. The first was Amazon, and from a number of dimensions. As noted in our Supply Chain […].

The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

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Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation and Logistics 2014 U.S. Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K.

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The Beginning of NAFTA Renegotiation Talks- Monitor and Be Prepared

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An Online Retailer Reinventing Post Luxury Goods and Tapping New Consumer Buying Sentiments

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Continued Lessons on the Long-Term Rewards for Product Innovation Coupled with Supply Chain Speed

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Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Product Lifecycle Management Alberto Souza supply chain integrating product innovation and supply chain strategy Portugal's footwear industry resurgence product innovation Supply chain Matters blogThere have been many multi-industry success stories that reinforce the benefits for tightly integrating both product development and supply chain strategy.

A Supply Chain Matters Conversation with the American Apparel and Footwear Association

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Our last grouping of predictions focused on unique, industry-specific supply chain challenges, and included apparel and footwear supply chains. Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Global trade trends American Apparel and Footwear Association fast fashion supply chain Supply chain Matters blogEarlier this month, Supply Chain Matters unveiled our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains (Available for complimentary download in our Research Center).

Challenging Few Weeks for Certain Myanmar Apparel Producers and Branded Customers

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This past week provided stark reminders for apparel retailers and their suppliers on the realities of chasing the lowest cost producer, and of the blowback to the brand and its consideration of social responsibility. Two different yet disturbing incidents involving suppliers located in the country of Myanmar have came to light. Reuters reported that workers […].

Another Sobering Warning for Retail Industry- This Time from a Major Industry Supply Chain Influencer

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A rather sobering announcement from major apparel supply chain influencer Li & Fung adds further reinforcement of unprecedented business and supply chain challenges impacting global retailers.

Why Data Is Not Information

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My colleague and I were meeting with the CEO, CFO, and Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) from a multichannel fashion and apparel retailer. Blog Post Apparel Consumer Products E-Commerce ecommerce Fashion Omnichannel Retail By Jim Tompkins. CEO, Tompkins International.

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Deep Dive on 2017 Prediction Four: Increased Anti-Trade Geopolitical Forces Provide Added Global Sourcing Challenges

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The following Supply Chain Matters blog is part of our ongoing series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast […].

GAP Elects to Source Some Apparel Production within Myanmar

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announced plans to source apparel production within factories in the country of Myanmar and the headline was the first U.S. apparel retailer to source in that country since sanctions were lifted two years ago. The apparel retailer indicated that it had engaged in a sourcing deal involving South Korean owned factories that operate in the country. Last week, Gap Inc.

Factory Destruction Across Vietnam: Supply Chain Sourcing Flexibility and Resiliency Has Never Been as Important

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In the quest to seek alternative global low-cost manufacturing sourcing across multi-industry supply chains, countries such as Thailand and Vietnam were high on the list. Both offered relatively attractive direct labor wage rates while offering a highly educated and motivated workforce. Up to this point, that has resulted in a steady flow of foreign investment in these countries including internal supply chain ecosystem capabilities.

An Important Milestone Reached in RFID Enabled Item-Level Tracking

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The Greening of China Based Textile and Apparel Producers

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Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

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Failure to innovate in the retail supply chain arena is already having negative financial repercussions for brick and mortar stores, especially when it comes to apparel. Amazon makes up about 7% of the US apparel market, and according to reports , that figure could increase to 19% by 2020.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Sept. 22, 2016

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Amazon Assault on the Apparel Market, Truckload and Intermodal Rates Continue to Fall, XPO Logistics Facing Multiple Union Drives, Telsa Car Hacked on Highway

Zara Unveils a Strategy to Embrace and Integrate Physical and Online Presence

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Many analysts and academics in our supply chain world often point to Inditex SA and its fashion and apparel retail brand Zara as the iconic benchmark in retail supply chain agility. It seems that despite the many iteration of retail apparel industry challenges, this fast fashion focused retailer continues to demonstrate a resiliency to changing […].

For supply chains, faster is not always better

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Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), the Swedish apparel giant, reported lower like-for-like sales in the first quarter of 2013 and attributed the fall to the unusually cold weather. In contrast, Inditex, the world’s biggest apparel company, saw sales rise, both in 2013 and in August 2016.

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

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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.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of July 21, 2016

Supply Chain Digest

Amazon Patents Drone House, Sewbots Huge Threat to Millions of Asian Apparel Jobs, Honda Says Goodbye to Rare Earth Metals, US Truckload Rates Continue to Tumble

A Few Thoughts on the Christmas Supply Chain 2015

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Inventory Levels Led to Many Out of Stocks, and Why Cannot Apparel Companies and Retailers Do Better at Foecasting Size Distribution

Ocean Container Industry Gross Overcapacity Looms Larger for Holiday Fulfillment Period

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Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Global trade trends Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Planning Transportation and Logistics ocean container shipping trends Supply chain Matters blog trends in global transportationAugust marks the traditional start of the peak transportation period leading up the October thru December peak holiday fulfillment period involving both traditional and online retail channels.

Considerable Number of Bangladesh Garment Factories Fail 2014 Safety Checks

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Severe Congestion at Key West Coast Ports Lead to Needs for Creative Actions

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