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.

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.? Is it or isn’t it?

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. 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.

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. 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.

Tranche 4 Shakes Up Apparel and Footwear Supply Chains After Escaping Earlier Tariffs

American Global Logistics

Over $55 billion worth of those goods will include textiles, apparel, footwear and leather. The American Apparel & Footwear Association reported last year a 25% tariff rate would result […].

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

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.

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.

Hemming in Apparel Microfibres

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

The post Hemming in Apparel Microfibres appeared first on Knowledge at Work. Environment, Health & Safety apparel fabric microfibres ocean conservancy plastics textiles

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 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.

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.

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 Smith

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

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?

Common questions in sustainable textile supply chains

ChainPoint

At ChainPoint, we often hear a number of questions from the textiles and apparel sector…. textile supply chain textile apparelResponsibly sourcing your textile raw materials can be quite a challenge.

Competing in a Consumer-Focused Age with an Agile Supply Chain

American Global Logistics

Blog air freight apparel capacity Chinese tariffs customs duties import logistics ocean contract rates ocean freight ocean shipping ROI shippers spot rates supply chain supply chain partner tariffs TEU

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

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

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

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.

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.

Improving Supply Chain ROI in a Tough Tariff Environment

American Global Logistics

These duties would cover $325 billion in goods, hitting the price-sensitive apparel sector particularly hard and taking a significant bite out of business’ bottom […].

[Video] Apparel Manufacturing Poised to Be Big Job Engine

Loftware

In the developing world, apparel manufacturing is poised to employ millions of people in the coming years. But growing firms have a number of hurdles to overcome in a complex and competitive global marketplace. Video Manufacturing

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

RELEX Solutions

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.

Zumba selects PLM solution to manage apparel product growth

Supply Chain Movement

“Our goal at Zumba is to grow a successful apparel brand that can transcend any space, whether fitness or every day life,” says Gabriel Bottazzi, President of apparel at Zumba. Zumba is implementing Lectra Fashion PLM to manage its active wear line.

The Clothing Supply Chain – From the High Fashion Runway to Landfill!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to statista.com the global apparel market is expected to be $1.5 Edgexpo.com reports apparel and textile industry waste as follows: Nearly 20% of global waste water is produced by the fashion industry. clothing #apparel #supplychainmanagement #carbonfootprint.

5 Steps to Building an Agile, Resilient Supply Chain

Amber Road

Apparel Supply Chain VisibilityConducting international trade can be chaotic.

Dealing with the Trust Deficit [McKinsey State of Fashion Report 2019]

Sourcemap

This year's State of Fashion Report highlights the best practices apparel companies can adopt from other industries to advance the state of trust across the supply chain, according to Sourcemap CEO Leonardo Bonanni. Apparel Press Supply Chain Transparency

How a growing medical apparel company sped up fulfillment with warehouse robots

6 River Systems

This year at NRF 2019 Retail’s Big Show , we’re very excited to celebrate Healing Hands, a medical apparel company that is using 6 River Systems to achieve same-day fulfillment of their fashionable medical scrubs. Here at 6 River Systems, we celebrate when our customers win.

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

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

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