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Next Level Apparel® Takes its Demand and Inventory Planning to the Next Level with the Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform

Logility

a leader in supply chain innovation powering the sustainable and resilient enterprise, today announced the addition of Next Level Apparel® (NLA) to its customer community. Now, Next Level Apparel uses Logility’s planning technology in conjunction with Microsoft Dynamics ERP.

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How to Design a Successful Apparel Supply Chain

Logility

Apparel is an exciting and rapidly changing industry. Planners need to contend with inconsistent consumer buying behavior, the need to satisfy multiple channels, complex sourcing options and proliferating “sub-seasons,” collections and assortments. 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. Establish In-Season Excellence to Maximize Sell-through.

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Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The company leverages globally sourcing strategies to buy products at a lower cost and then deploys some unique process logic to drive mass customization for retailers. Apparel Performance and Improvement Comparison. We can purchase in large lots, postpone, and then pack out based on DIM Codes. How Do You Define Supply Chain Excellence?

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The Log Book: Safety4Her opens first location for safety apparel

The Supply Chain Journal

a safety product and apparel company, has announced it will be opening its first location in Milwaukee on June 23rd. The decision of buying or leasing equipment with Kevin McCarthy , the vice president of sales for Ryder’s midwest region.

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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.

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Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? My second observation is that for 96% of public companies supply chain excellence is slip-sliding away. Reflections on Excellence.

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2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

The focus is on the role of supply chain finance in driving supply chain excellence. The design of the conference includes tours of several modern warehouses and centers of excellence. A simplistic view is that supply chain excellence is the trade-off of cost, inventory and customer service. Apparel is an example. Results of Financial Reengineering Fails the Apparel Manufacturing Industry. . #8 It has been awhile.

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Welcome Puff, The Magic Dragon, to Your Team

Supply Chain Shaman

My stepson calls them tidy whiteys) Imagine a boring, basic apparel item. Older men buy less underwear than younger males and their packaging was not as attractive to the female shopper buying for the family. Remember the Peter, Paul and Mary song, Puff the Magic Dragon ?

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Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

The inherent buying patterns of consumers are also changing. Purchases in the center store of the grocery store are in decline, and apparel tastes are shifting. To accomplish this, it is critical to develop collaborative workflows is essential, and the use of channel data helps to see the flows from the channel partners warehouse to the point of purchase. Volatility. Demand redefined.

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Digital Path to Purchase Decreases Retailers’ Reliance on Holiday Shopping

Enterra Insights

Amazon’s Prime Day in July, for example, has led to more retailers like Target, Walmart and Kohl’s offering steep discounts on toys, apparel and electronics during the summer, in a bid to stay competitive. Consumers are demanding faster shipping, better visibility and excellent customer experience from the places they shop. Smart retailers are adopting a digital-first or mobile-first strategy to take advantage of the growing number of consumers taking the digital path to purchase.

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Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Customers are buying less. The days of going to a brick and mortar store to buy product is only one of the ways that people want to buy. Note that apparel manufacturing is growing and apparel retail is declining. Lora thinks that we are never too old to learn or to push for excellence. Last week, Wal-Mart announced the closing of 269 stores and the layoffs of 10,000 employees.

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Nike deserves a curtain call and it’s just getting started

The Supply Chain Journal

Executives across retail apparel are confidently stating their companies are emerging from the pandemic stronger and better positioned than they entered it, but I question how many actually believe it.

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Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Solutions for eCommerce in the Apparel Industry in 2022

Vinculum

The apparel business model continuously follows the changing trend to achieve the best product outcome. This article will give a clear idea of the trends, opportunities, challenges, and solutions to enhance the apparel industry’s long-term growth. Apparel Industry trends .

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Network Consolidation: A Step Forward for Market-Driven Value Networks?

Supply Chain Shaman

The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy and sell-side markets) bi-directionally with near-real time data to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing organizations outside-in. For example, Infor purchased GT Nexus in 2015; OpenText purchased GXS in 2014, GHX purchased H-Card, LLC today; E2open purchased Terra Technology in May 2016 and Orchestro on Monday. Thoma Bravo purchased Elemica in June 2016.

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Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

While traditional supply chain processes evolved from functional excellence definitions for source, make and deliver from the inside-out; to make the digital pivot and become more market-driven, companies need to define new supply chain processes outside-in. In the outside-in supply chain, the signals are from the buy and sell-side markets back to the enterprise. For example, if you are an apparel retailer, track the number of sales by cut, size, color, occasion, and material.

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Why Sustainable Home Delivery Results in Greater Sales and Profitability

Logistics Viewpoints

Second, the pandemic kicked online buying and home delivery into “high gear” as many consumers embraced its convenience and dramatically expanded the scope of their online purchasing. Consumers are making purchasing decisions based upon environmental impact.

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The Top 15 Retail Trends for 2022

ToolsGroup

Love it or hate it, daily necessities need to be purchased. Whichever reasons fuel the motivations of your target market, here are the top trends shaping how they’ll buy – and how you can stay front of mind and ahead of the competition. Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL).

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Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

In the case of Apparel and Automotive industries there are slight improvements, but they have shifted inventories to suppliers. I wanted to say, “You let the consultants influence you to buy the wrong technologies based on IT standardization. Today, since many do not test the solutions and often buy based on IT standardization, the probability of success is about the same as playing the tables in Las Vegas. Most planning happens in Excel Spreadsheets.

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You Should Be Worried. Supply Chains Are Not OK. Let’s Lock Arms To Drive Change

Supply Chain Shaman

jump in apparel costs and 5.5% There is not a one-to-one relationship between a container and a purchase order. As a result, a purchase order can cover multiple containers; and a container can carry multiple purchase orders. Break your dependency on Excel Spreadsheets.

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Pushing the Supply Chain Reset Button

Supply Chain Shaman

Concurrent macro forces–material shortages, war, shifts in consumer buying patterns, logistics constraints, inflation/recession, and climate change– are reshaping today’s reality necessitating the need for a supply chain reset button.

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Ongoing port congestion may create opportunistic ‘inventory bubbles’ for off-price retail

The Supply Chain Journal

But what happens when up-market apparel retailers don’t have the inventory? Back when demand for apparel fell off a cliff in the early days of the pandemic, many retailers pared back orders for the back half of the year and ran very lean.

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The Log Book: Schneider, American Red Cross support pandemic relief in India

The Supply Chain Journal

Businesses, families and friends can now visit the ATA’s website to buy gifts for truck drivers or personal gifts to show their appreciation for the trade. Merchandise for the virtual event is now available for purchase on the association’s website as well.

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Making Supply Chain Planning Agile With Modular Planning Technologies

Logistics Viewpoints

They can adjust quantities and generate supplier replenishment orders in PDF or Excel as needed. The system can now automatically receive all approved Purchase Orders so receipts can be reconciled against orders.

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Online Grocery Retailing that too in.India - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

We are familiar with the concept of buying online books, electronic goods, gift articles, apparels. But do we purchase grocery online (excluding the perishables) in India. All questions asked do we really need to purchase grocery online when we can get it in a nearby supermarket. At present buying grocery online in India is not an attractive option, as compared to other categories. In our daily life, we do not get time to buy grocery in weekdays.

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Retailers’ inventories suggest restocking long way from finished

The Supply Chain Journal

Last year’s May-through-July quarter included heavy buying of household merchandise that led to a number of stockouts across many SKUs. Walmart has increased buying lead times and entered vessel charter agreements to have its merchandise moved exclusively in the back half of the year.

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What is Demand Forecasting? Importance and Benefits of Forecasting Customer Demand

ShipBob

Proper demand forecasting and inventory control can help ensure a business doesn’t buy insufficient or excessive inventory. Demand forecasting can help you spend less money on both inventory purchase orders and warehousing , as the more inventory you carry, the more expensive it is to store.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

It includes free shipping of online purchases, free grocery deliveries to the home for orders of at least $35, prescription discounts and other benefits. XPO Logistics launched a Ship Net-Zero program, giving shippers the option to purchase carbon credits to offset emissions from shipments.

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American Software Reports First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2023 Results

Logility

Notable new and existing customers placing orders with the Company in the first quarter include: Acushnet Company, Color Image Apparel, Inc., This annual award honors IT companies that support and enable logistics excellence. million and purchased Starboard Solutions Corp.,

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Ecommerce Product Catalog Management: Why It’s Important for Your Store

ShipBob

Catalog management is a vital component of building an online brand because it helps customers find what they’re looking for and feel comfortable making a purchase based on the information provided. Also consider the type of product you sell and key buying considerations.

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Design for the Supply Chain Pt 4: Aesthetic

Kinaxis

So for me this means the aesthetic in our supply chains come from the focus we put on achieving a level of excellence throughout, using “Systems Thinking” while maintaining a human-centered design. What excites me is the push many companies are making to be more holistic in relentlessly executing with excellence while formally incorporating environmental and community impact in their supply chain design.

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Beyond Annual Reports: Three Ways to Leverage Supplier Sustainability Information for Your Business

SupplyShift

The fashion industry is an excellent example of this. Since as early as 2013 Best Buy has been integrating sustainability into its procurement processes. Best Buy is continuously ranked in the top list of sustainable companies and now operates America’s largest e-recycling program.

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The Benefits of Private Label Brands

SupplyPike

Generally, the same manufacturers who make private label brand goods also make the most popular brand goods , which explains the excellence in quality. In the case of bulk purchasing, the costs are further reduced. For them, price is not a major criterion for purchase.

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Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

GlobalTranz

There is no doubt, that the retail landscape is increasingly looking like an online one as traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, such as Toys R Us, Foot Locker, and Best Buy mobile shutter hundreds of stores unable to keep up with the changing customer that wants fast, free delivery all with just a click of a button.

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600 Dead in Bangladesh: Is there a soul to the enterprise?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Demonstrators are protesting apparel offices (such as Gap’s offices in San Francisco) to demand better working conditions in Bangladesh factories. This is a difficult set of decisions for apparel companies. Some, like Disney and Nike, have announced that they simply won’t buy any apparel produced in Bangladesh. A big order was due for Benneton and Loblaws, who like other retail apparel manufacturers, worship the deity of perfect order fulfillment.

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Bristlecone Flash – May 2020

Bristlecone

SAP ARIBA: Bristlecone Industry-Specific Tactical Sourcing (BITS) – Introduces industry best practices into tactical sourcing, accelerates SAP Ariba Guided Buying deployment and adoption, and enhances user experience. Application support and monitoring for corporate apparel leader.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Danny Wang, VP at Canada Goose!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Danny Wang is currently the VP of Sourcing and Procurement at Canada Goose with accountability for Direct/Indirect spends and replenishment planning and purchasing. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL!

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Sustainable Manufacturing: The ultimate guide for SMEs

Unleashed

These industries include car-making, apparel, food, household goods, and electronics. There are ways to minimise buying plastic toys: borrowing from friends, buying less, passing toys on, and sharing more. The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing.