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

Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion

Kinaxis

However, when it comes to the efficiency of today’s retail supply chain management techniques, controversy is replaced by admiration as international clothiers boast operations efficient enough to accurately anticipate demand in one of the world’s most rapidly changing industries. Behind the scenes, supply chain management drives this powerhouse of a retail engine, giving rise to what we now know as fast fashion. Reduced risk in the supply chain.

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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 […]. The post Improving Supply Chain ROI in a Tough Tariff Environment appeared first on AGL. 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

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. There is no agreed standard for supply chain excellence. The Supply Chains to Admire analysis is now in its third year. Figure 1: Supply Chains to Admire Methodology. Five months of analysis.

Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year

Talking Logistics

Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “ 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.” But technology won’t solve your supply chain problems or help you improve unless you also address the most common culprits of poor supply chain performance: poor data quality, lack of resources and training, lack of metrics and accountability, and poor communication and collaboration with trading partners (see resolution #3 below).

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

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! What exactly is happening in the Clothing Supply Chain? 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. What’s Next for the Clothing Supply Chain?

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

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

Tompkins Blog

By Tompkins International Staff Join us at the Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2017 (SCLF). The post Tour An Apparel Distribution Center! Blog Event forum Jim Tompkins Logistics SCLF Supply ChainWe 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.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Reimagine Supply Chain of the future: There are many facets to imagining Supply Chain of Future. What are the learnings from Covid disaster that leaders will incorporate into future supply chains? Let us study major highlights of Supply Chains of the future.

The Tariff Takeaway: It’s Time to Stress-Test Your Supply Chain

American Global Logistics

The post The Tariff Takeaway: It’s Time to Stress-Test Your Supply Chain appeared first on AGL. 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 TEUAfter announcing earlier this month that 10% tariffs would go into effect Sept. 1 on $300 billion in Chinese imports, the U.S.

Can Twitter Help You Make Smarter Supply Chain Decisions?

Talking Logistics

For years, I’ve been telling supply chain executives to think beyond Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter when thinking about the role of social networking in supply chain management. As I wrote last December in Facebook for Supply Chain Communication and Collaboration? IBM found that Twitter is a valuable indicator of demand for the apparel industry and other manufacturers. The post Can Twitter Help You Make Smarter Supply Chain Decisions?

Podcast: VC Brian Aoaeh on the Future of Supply Chain Investment

Requis

Venture capital (VC) investor, columnist and educator Brian Aoaeh is part of the new generation of investors who are unlocking the opportunities in supply chain. Steeped in the investment world since 2008, Brian decided very early on to focus on supply chain and operations investment. Supply Chain Next · 013 – Brian Aoaeh, CFA. It was during that process that I honed in on supply chain. Let’s talk about why supply chain, and why now.

Supply Chains to Admire – 2016 Results

Supply Chain Insights

This morning we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need a standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. There is no agreed-upon standard for supply chain excellence. The Supply Chains to Admire analysis is now in its third year. Supply Chains to Admire Methodology. Supply chain excellence

Columbia Sportswear: Peeling Back the Onion on Your Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

Over the years, I’ve come across many large, brand-name companies that have been successful by many measures, such as revenue growth and profitably, but when you peeled back the onion on their supply chain processes and capabilities, they were far from best-in-class. Can you imagine how much more profitable these companies could have been, or how much more market share they could have captured, if they had been more disciplined and focused on improving their supply chain processes?

Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Best Practices: The Customer-Obsessed Supply Chain

Elementum

But it’s not just a matter of up-levelling last-mile logistics. Creating real value for the customer — making products available at the right place and time — depends on being able to view and react to disruptions and variables all across the supply chain, in real time. But with the current mindset the vast majority of companies are operating their supply chains on, the needs of the customer are sometimes forgotten.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

They are demanding more supply chain transparency. Alexis Bateman ( @hickmana ), Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, and Leonardo Bonanni ( @amerigo ), founder and CEO of Sourcemap, write, “The concept of supply chain transparency was virtually unknown 15 years ago, yet today it commands the attention of mid- and senior-level managers across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.”[1] What is supply chain transparency?

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Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier in 2020, supply chain has become a household word. Investors, like the public, have woken up to the fact that supply chains are the engine driving economic prosperity. Supply chain, it seems, is ripe for disruption.

Trends 2019: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Nowhere is change more evident than in the supply chain arena. The staff at Supply Chain Network (SCN) writes, “With rising customer expectations, changing business models, cut-throat competition and the influx of technologies, it’s critical that you prepare your supply chain to address challenges such as the capacity crunch, last mile strategies, balancing of costs, digital freight market opportunities and navigating the ecommerce maze.”[1].

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Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Without the back-end supply chain, however, retailers would have nothing to sell. Manufacturers would supply retailers, who would then resell the goods to consumers — therefore dealing with complaints or queries from the end consumer. Now, thanks to an increasingly competitive landscape, the whole process has changed, meaning the supply chain needs to evolve with it, and fast.”[1] Changing retail supply chain environment.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: The Customer-Obsessed Supply Chain

Elementum

But it’s not just a matter of up-levelling last-mile logistics. Creating real value for the customer — making products available at the right place and time — depends on being able to view and react to disruptions and variables all across the supply chain, in real time. But with the current mindset the vast majority of companies are operating their supply chains on, the needs of the customer are sometimes forgotten.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week, and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni-channel capabilities in the supply chain. This view of the supply chain is focused primarily on how we get inventory to the customer. This works well in the Apple store, but can be complicated for apparel.

As Peak Season Looms, Here’s How to Prepare

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 TEUHalfway through 2019, ocean shipping costs have already inched up for businesses, with many carriers locking in rates $200 to $300 higher per TEU than the 2018 contract season.

Global Luxury Management “Lifestyle” brands require push supply chain design customization

Supply Chain View from the Field

More and more global luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and others are promoting themselves as Lifestyle brands, spanning many products including fragrance, home collections, apparel, paint, wallpaper, foods, and many other products. In this environment, the supply chain and logistics task becomes even more complex, as it involves delivering and fulfilling product and service support to deliver a lifestyle “vision” around the world.

Winners in business: Supply Chains to Admire 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Most companies are moving backward on the Supply Chain Matrix That Matter (growth, operating marging, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital). That shows The Supply Chains to Admire 2016 analysis of Supply Chain Insights. Which companies have a supply chain to admire in 2016? This includes industry icons that are often referenced as best-in-class supply chains.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. In fact, BMW has adopted any number of digital production technologies, such as data analytics, smart logistics and 3D printing.

Supply Chain Peak Season Technology: Are Your Systems Updated & Ready?

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain peak season technology aids supply chain leaders in understanding their operations, unlocking insights, reviewing performance, and much more. Signs Your Systems Are Ill-Equipped for Supply Chain Peak Season. When supply chain systems lack efficiency, problems began to arise. Without data , supply chain leaders base all decisions on an assumption, significantly increasing risk for supply chain disruption.

The Tenuous Supply Chain of Your Returned Gifts

Elementum

Americans send back more than $260B in goods each year according to data provided by Optoro, a logistics company helping retailers handle the reverse supply chain of returned goods. Discounts offered by major companies came earlier and went deeper this year than in previous years , starting even before Black Friday and ranging between 50% and 57% off popular items from entertainment to apparel. Retailers are in the midst of the country’s most frenzied shopping season.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Pitney Bowes Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Capabilities with the Acquisition of Borderfree. Industrial Scale 3D Printing Operation on UPS Supply Chain Solutions Campus. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. Its customers include retailers, department stores, apparel brands, and lifestyle brands that sell a range of physical goods online. Ever get a song stuck in your head?

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This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain. Some follow-up thoughts based on the comments received: First, from a supply chain and logistics perspective, I believe Walmart continues to innovate and lead the industry in many areas.

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

15 questions about Chinese supply chains. Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China. But the logistics infrastructure is a major challenge. Supply Chain Movement and logistics service provider DSV created a checklist to discover how well your Chinese supply chains are organized. >>Please

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The rapid reorientation of supply chains

EFT

In an age of lean supply chains and highly-specialised production, a sudden disruption can mean disaster. The big issue sitting at the heart of supply chains. We had the supply chain shock that started at the beginning of this year.

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Women in Supply Chain, 2018: A Conversation With Suzanne Judy

Supply Chain Brain

She joins us on this episode to relate her story of success in two distinct areas normally reserved for men: logistics and I.T. She offers her opinion as to whether the field is really open to women today, and rates the quality of higher education geared toward preparing students for careers in supply chain. Suzanne Judy is senior vice president of information technology with Freight Handlers, Inc.

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. In particular, the supply chain is ripe for innovation. The future of the supply chain. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon. Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. Some beneficial outcomes of supply chain transformation.