Apparel and footwear: At what point is missed sales better than excess inventory?


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.

Will the Rapidly Shrinking Store Save Retail?

Supply Chain Brain

The apparel departments were smaller, and the store’s many cash registers had been consolidated into one sleek, white checkout counter that looked like it had been borrowed from the Apple store. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content Consumer Packaged Goods Forecasting & Demand Planning North AmericaThe biggest change for the decades-old shopping center anchor? It was now just half its size.

Lessons in product transition and supply constraints, via adidas


During its annual earnings call, adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted explained to investors that the company’s slow sales growth in North America was attributed to supply issues as the company expands from high-end products into a mid-price range.

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

Apparel. With the rising costs of labor in China, many apparel manufacturers share that there is only a 6% differential between sewing a garment in China or manufacturing in the United States. When the added costs of transportation and inventory working capital impacts are added, there is a solid logic to bringing manufacturing back to North America. Mexico has become more attractive, and many companies are looking at alternative sourcing in Latin and South America.

Whole Foods is Cutting Prices — And it’s Hitting Trader Joe’s Hard

Supply Chain Nation

Jet plans to start selling apparel from niche online sellers that Wal-Mart has acquired over the past year, according to people familiar with the matter. It is expected to add clothes from ModCloth in coming months and Bonobos men’s apparel next year, one person said. and Subway Restaurants, two of the largest fast-food chains in North America, have cut back on new-store openings and closed some locations.

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What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Annette Clayton’s vision as a newly minted SVP of Supply Chain (now COO for North America) is coming to fruition. Retail apparel is a tough industry. Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail. What is it? A cute press release ginned-up by an aggressive marketing group at a software company. The are noise hiding the issue that business leaders are struggling in the delivery of business results.

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

Talking Logistics

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?

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium


Shipments arrive from Nike’s network of global manufacturers in Asia, and includes footwear, apparel and equipment. I had the opportunity to accompany a group of executives from Anheuser Busch Inbev on a tour of Nike’s global distribution facility in Leuven Belgium this week.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

JDA is targeting Grocery, Hardline, and Fashion/Apparel retailers with this solution, which will be generally available December 26, 2013. Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics.

US Shoppers and Chinese Suppliers Face Hit from Trump Levy

Material Handling & Logistics

The connections are particularly strong across the apparel and technology industries. The connections are particularly strong across the apparel and technology industries. Tariffs hitting one company in China can have a ripple effect across dozens of customers in the U.S.

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From Transactional to Transformational: Successfully Adding Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

This is especially true in apparel and retail, where nearly every company is redefining their entire organization around these projects.

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Department of Agriculture; Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), part of the U.S. North America Free Trade Agreement. Trade Acronyms as a Second Language | Transportfolio. Everyone is talking about trade and tariffs—and the potential impacts on businesses and countries.

ChainLink Research: Making Allocations Smarter


For example, apparel trends, fit—active, slimming, skinny—style and color; or industry products—made with recycled material, and so on. For more than two decades, Ann has been on the frontlines of the Supply Chain Management technology and eCommerce frontier, leading global strategy and technology implementations in the high technology, semiconductor, automotive, textile, and apparel industries.

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

”[1] Scott Deutsch, President of Ehrhardt + Partner, North America, adds, “Technology is driving changes in consumer behaviors that are undeniable. which makes Internet-connected exercise bikes, but also for more traditional manufacturers such as the athletic footwear and apparel company Nike Inc.”[3]. ” Although disruptive technologies may be changing supply chain operations, the sector remains essential to America’s economic health.

Coach, Nike & Other Retailers Take Sales Direct to Customers

Supply Chain Nation

In another sign that the so-called “retail apocalypse” is not as bad as feared by some, apparel brand Old Navy will add 60 more stores across North America this year , according to CNBC, pushing its total to more than 1,000 Old Navy locations in the U.S. Friday in 5 – news from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s coverage of these and other disruptions has focused on what it means for companies shipping into North America. Labor-intensive products such as textiles, apparels, footwear, and furniture are the first industries whose production will leave China.

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Supply Chain Buzzwords 2017 – See The Highlights At NRF

RELEX Solutions

In 2016 it even made it to the list of top 10 biggest retailers in North America. 8:30am-09:30am – North Hall Level 2. Michael Falck is co-founder of RELEX Solutions and acts as the Head of Operations in the North American markets.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #6

Supply Chain Trend

Based in the UK he has consulted in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Clients include many global leaders and he has consulted in FMCG, agro-chemicals, pharmaceutical, building materials, medical devices and the apparel industries. Introduction.

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Quick & Easy Store-Specific Planograms: Tailoring Your On-Shelf Inventory to Each Store

RELEX Solutions

Scott has been helping retailers & FMCG suppliers solve their Space & Assortment challenges in Europe, North America, Asia & Australia since 2011. Imagine you’re a store manager standing in front of a freshly reset category in your store.

Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016


Amazon leased 20 Boeing 767s for North America fulfillment in an effort to reduce shipping costs, which hit $8.7 Postmates, an on-demand provider with 20K couriers and $138 million in funding partnered with American Apparel for fulfillment. Logistics Technology Updates: Q1 2016.

Reducing Collateral Damages by Imposing Collective Penalties

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Walmart, H&M, Mango, and Adidas) to source their apparel products due to its low labor cost (US$ 2 per day) and loose or unenforced regulations.    While the exact statistics is not known, anecdotal evidence is heart-wrenching: over 800 Bangladeshi garment workers have died from factory fire since 2005; and over 1000 apparel factory workers have died after Rana Plaza collapsed in 2013.  Felipe Caro and Christopher S.

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