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.

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.

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

Logistics Trends and Insights

Depending on what report you read, outsourced manufacturing may or may not be returning to the U.S. Despite the uncertainty, we suspect some manufacturing is returning or is planned to return but not exactly in the same way it was outsourced. of skilled labor for manufacturing.

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.

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.

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask? Almost everything you touch, see, use, have fun with, was made by a manufacturing company. Further, most likely, that object made by a manufacturer was brought to you on a truck.

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?

Hemming in Apparel Microfibres

UL EHS- Sustainability

A recent bill put before California’s State legislature demands clothing manufacturers to label their garments as needing to be hand-washed if it is made up of more than 50% polyester to stop microfibre shedding. The post Hemming in Apparel Microfibres appeared first on Knowledge at Work.

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

[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. Video ManufacturingBut growing firms have a number of hurdles to overcome in a complex and competitive global marketplace.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. In this role he supported the different businesses (12 in Europe and 11 in Asia) for all aspects of the Supply Chain; but Peter did not have direct Asia Sourcing/manufacturing accountability. Apparel Performance and Improvement Comparison. I have not seen this done well in the apparel industry.

How apparel manufacturers are transforming 5 tedious processes

TrackVia

Apparel manufacturers manage countless moving parts. These manufacturers are also responsible for quality control, receiving, shipping, packaging, merchandise returns, HR, and much more. What’s shocking is that most manufacturers are stuck using manual processes and spreadsheets to keep track of all these steps! Here are 5 ways apparel manufacturers are using low-code to dramatically change their most difficult processes.

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. Penney , Benetton and Carrefour , were reported to have products being manufactured at the Rana Plaza factory. 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.

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

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.

Amazon Wins Patent for On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing Warehouse

Supply Chain 24/7

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

Robots in Manufacturing: Creating More Efficient Operations & The Future of Manufacturing Jobs

Cerasis

Chinese manufacturing always seems to dominate conversations about modern manufacturing. In truth, more than 100 million workers are employed by Chinese manufacturing, reports Carl Pettit of The Stack. Outsourcing of jobs, lower manufacturing costs and continued upheaval in the U.S. are part of the conversation, but robots in manufacturing are important too. Are American Workers Forgetting the Impact of Robots in Manufacturing?

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling and Logistics

Target; leading membership organizations, including Business for Social Responsibility, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, China National Textile and Apparel Council, Outdoor Industry Association and Textile Exchange; global logistics company Maersk; and global NGO WWF International have committed to implementing or supporting the 16 principles and targets that underpin the Fashion Climate Charter.

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. It takes more than 5,000 gallons of water to manufacture a T-shirt and a pair of jeans. Total Secondhand Apparel Market to Double in 5 Years With Resale Sector Driving the Growth 1. clothing #apparel #supplychainmanagement #carbonfootprint.

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U.S. Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow

Supply Chain Nation

manufacturing activity in May, how advancements in artificial intelligence are shifting the balance of power in technology, and the role of corporate social responsibility in supply chain management. . manufacturing activity gains ground. manufacturing activity expanded and hiring increased in May. How 3-D knitting could disrupt the apparel business. The apparel business as we know it may be on the cusp of major disruption. Manufacturing friday in 5

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow

Supply Chain Nation

manufacturing activity in May, how advancements in artificial intelligence are shifting the balance of power in technology, and the role of corporate social responsibility in supply chain management. . manufacturing activity gains ground. manufacturing activity expanded and hiring increased in May. How 3-D knitting could disrupt the apparel business. The apparel business as we know it may be on the cusp of major disruption. Manufacturing friday in 5

Supply Chain News on MAPI Projects US will Finally Surpass Peak 2007 Manufacturing Output in 2019

Supply Chain Digest

MAPI Nearly Doubles its Forecast of Manufacturing Growth through 2021, with Even the Apparel Sector Seeing Some Goods News

Sourcemap travels to Dhaka to launch massive digital mapping of Bangladeshi garment factories

Sourcemap

As this data is fed into Sourcemap’s supply chain mapping and transparency platform, we will be able to provide global apparel brands and consumers with radical transparency in one of world’s largest garment producing regions. North American and European apparel brands have already announced their intention to walk away from the safety tracking programs formed in response to the tragedy once they expire in May.

For supply chains, faster is not always better

Supply Chain Movement

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. The pharmaceutical industry is considered a low-speed industry with the typical manufacturer carrying seven months of inventory. Businesses must manage speed.

Supply Chain News on What You Make Largely Determines Coronavirus Strategies

Supply Chain Digest

CPG Manufacturers Overwhelmed with Demand, while Discrete Manufacturers from Cars to Apparel See Demand Collapse

This Tech Startup Could Revolutionize The Fashion Industry With Its Latest Project [Forbes]

Sourcemap

Sourcemap, a New York City tech start-up is building a platform, that could transform the fashion industry: a digital map of all clothing manufacturers in Bangladesh. Apparel Clients Ethical Trade Field Verification Press Supply Chain Transparency Traceability Social ComplianceRead the full article at [link].

What it's really going to take for sustainability to work [Sourcing Journal]

Sourcemap

The thing about sustainability in the apparel industry is that brands and retailers are either embracing it of their own accord, finding themselves backed into a corner with little other option, or faking it until they make it. The problem, according to Dr. Leonardo Bonanni, founder and CEO of Sourcemap, a supply chain-mapping software company, is that the apparel industry has faced structural issues that haven’t exactly served to fuel transparency and traceability.

Texworld USA Transparency and Traceability Panel - What we learned.

Sourcemap

This week Sourcemap was at Texworld USA to meet and discuss with textile brands and manufacturers. Apparel Ethical Trade Social Compliance Supply Chain Transparency SustainabilityPanelists from left to right: Maggie Kervick (GCNYC Director of Strategy & Integrated Partnerships), Juliette Barre (Director of Business Development and Marketing, Sourcemap), Leslie Ferrick (Senior Manager of Fabric R&D/Sourcing Dept.,

The Reshoring Initiative: 3 Reasons Why American Retailers Are Reshoring U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Cerasis

added 77,000 jobs in 2016, with an additional 13,000 reported for the previous six years, for a total of 338,000 manufacturing jobs reshored since 2010. products to support the Return One Million Jobs initiative to bring one million manufacturing jobs back to America. And how does this benefit manufacturers in the retail industry ? Here’s a look at some of the reasons why retailing companies are increasingly bringing manufacturing jobs back home.

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing teams used to manage the supply chain group. Today, in most organizations, the supply chain team manages manufacturing. The irony is that fewer and fewer people within the supply chain team understand manufacturing. As I work with teams to envision the new tomorrow, I find fewer people know the basic concepts of manufacturing planning–cycle inventories, freeze duration, slush period, bottlenecks and constraints. Apparel.

Doing Business in India

QAD

Manufacturing in India. India has a robust manufacturing sector, with typical products including textiles, chemicals, food, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petrochemicals, machinery, software and pharmaceuticals. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Primary export commodities include petroleum products, precious gems, vehicles, machinery, iron, steel, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, cereals and apparel.

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Why a Cashmere Sweater Can Cost $2,000 — or $30

Supply Chain Brain

The price depends on the quality of the yarn, where the garment was manufactured, the number of units purchased by the brand, and the markup. These days, manufacturers frequently make the clothes out of a mix of lengths to balance quality with cost. Quality & Metrics SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management Apparel Retail All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content

Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

manufacturing is not experiencing a “renaissance” Industry experts conservatively acknowledge that off-shoring has slowed, and perhaps “stabilized” Although around 80,000 manufacturing jobs have come back to the U.S. In fact, since the recession, more manufacturing companies have been lost than gained in the U.S. Manufacturing has gained 700,000 jobs since 2010. However, there are a million fewer manufacturing jobs than in 2008.