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. But in Bangladesh, 90% of the jobs come from the apparel sector where workers rely on daily wages and now their lives have stopped!

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 design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s. Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. Supply Chain Index.

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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

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. Amazon supply chain management is driving innovation and change at a pace that’s putting the pressure on other businesses to find a way to keep up, or fold. It has leased 20 Boeing 767 aircraft to shuttle goods around the US, and helped ship at least 150 cargo containers from China since October 2016.

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

American Global Logistics

Some of the most significant consumer changes impacting supply chains include: Shifting demographics. The post Competing in a Consumer-Focused Age with an Agile 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 TEU

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.

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.

A New Decade: Give Science A Chance

Supply Chain Shaman

When I started my business in 2012, I frequently wrote about the future using the moniker of Supply Chain 2020. We had just recovered from a recession, and my goal was to help supply chain leaders create a better supply chain by the end of the decade.

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 Chain Best Practices: The Customer-Obsessed Supply Chain

Elementum

Since then, free and fast shipping has ceased to be a privilege and is now an expectation. 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.

As Peak Season Looms, Here’s How to Prepare

American Global Logistics

Halfway 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. 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

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?

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.

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

Since then, free and fast shipping has ceased to be a privilege and is now an expectation. 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.

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.

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.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing. The presentations from the Summit are posted now on the Supply Chain Insights You Tube Channel. The focus is on the role of supply chain finance in driving supply chain excellence. They are attempting to learn the supply chain; but to most, it is an enigma. The supply chain is a complex non-linear system.

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. Debuting at # 24 is footwear and apparel company Adidas (arch-rival Nike has been a Top 25 mainstay for years). billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain.

A Supply Chain Christmas Carol

Freightos

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come as they visit the Xmas supply chain. Buzzfeed traced how online celebrity love for the now-ubiquitous hoverboards so quickly lead to a massive supply of product. We have reached the era of the on-demand, responsive supply chain. Zepol channeled Santa’s supply chain Big Data: “Ho, Ho, holy cow! The post A Supply Chain Christmas Carol appeared first on Freightos.

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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. Last year UPS alone predicted that it would ship 5 million packages back to retailers in the first week of January. Free return shipping offered by most companies means consumers can make low-stakes purchasing decisions from the comfort of home.

Amazon Takes On the Fashion Supply Chain

Elementum

The e-commerce giant recently launched 1,800 fashion products, under seven trademarked brand names, ranging from men's suits to children's apparel to women's clothing. It has been selling apparel since 2002, and has slowly been making further in-roads to the fashion industry. billion worth of apparel. Some of the words used by customers to nominate Amazon are: "fast", "efficient", "hassle-free", and "free-shipping”, which are enough to capture sustainable customer loyalty.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. Note that apparel manufacturing is growing and apparel retail is declining. For today’s supply chain leader, the pressures on both operating margin and inventory turns is great.

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

The following is an opinion by Annie Agle, Director of Brand and Impact for Cotopaxi and does not represent the view of Reuters Events: Supply Chain. In this climate of forced transition, companies should start by looking for sustainability opportunities within their supply chain. .

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

The following is an opinion by Annie Agle, Director of Brand and Impact for Cotopaxi and does not represent the view of Reuters Events: Supply Chain. In this climate of forced transition, companies should start by looking for sustainability opportunities within their supply chain. .

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling and Logistics

Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain. We are aware that more than 90% of PUMA’s Carbon Footprint is being generated in shared supply chains.

Welcome Puff, The Magic Dragon, to Your Team

Supply Chain Shaman

Here, I postulate that the supply chain dragon is data. Supply chain leaders are drowning in data and low in insights. Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name oh. The focus is on growth, but supply chains are not fit for purpose. My stepson calls them tidy whiteys) Imagine a boring, basic apparel item. Their questions were could the supply chain help? How many supply chains today are stuck?

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Hyperbolic Discounting, the Supply Chain, and the Marshmallow Test

FLEXE

A recent Nir & Far blog post, “ Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices ,” got me thinking about the supply chain. It’s no different in supply chain. The supply chain industry is undergoing a massive transformation. The trouble is, eCommerce consumers can be anywhere—creating a fundamental shift in the supply chain. Thanks to Amazon, consumers are accustomed to fast, affordable shipping.

Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

Alex HadwickEditor-in-Chief for Supply Chains, Reuters Events, sat down with the Chief Information Officer of logistics giant XPO, Mario Harik, to see how the company is evolving its technology platform and responding to COVID-19.

Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Markets drive supply chains. The supply chain needs to respond to market demand and consumer sentiment. Traditional supply chain processes do not sense. For supply chain leaders, this market downturn defines a new set of opportunities and risks. My question is, “How many economic downturns will supply chain leaders experience before they get serious about market sensing?” Organizational DNA is defined by supply.

The War Against Returns – Is the Retail Supply Chain Winning?

BluJay Solutions

After another record-breaking festive season, with double-digit ecommerce growth and mobile commerce growth into three digits for developed economies, and even higher where ecommerce is less established, it’s easy to forget about the impact of returns on the retail supply chain. 10-40% retail apparel e-commerce returns rate. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

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How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

ISM special report found that 67% of supply managers believe input materials pricing will be at least somewhat negatively impacted over the next three months with 27% expecting prices to be negatively or very negatively impacted. Hurricane Harvey has struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area. Derry, CEO of Institute for Supply Management.

4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From

Logistics Bureau

While I’m a firm believer that innovation, not emulation, is the way forward for any company wishing to differentiate through its supply chain, I also believe that reinventing the wheel is something to be avoided if possible. What I mean by this is that there’s no harm in observing companies with best-in-class supply chains , noting the processes, practices, and initiatives that serve them best and adopting them in a way that fits your own enterprise.

Is This Fashion Trend Disrupting Your Supply Chain?

Elementum

But how will fashion supply chains react to the shift? But you might not know that the principles that allow you to get quick meals from chain restaurants now apply to fashion brands, too. Penney, for example, began accelerating their shipments by cutting more than half of their production and streamlining their supply chain. Real-time technology was also utilized to better coordinate and streamline manufacturing and shipping. Supply Chain Sustainability.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.18-3.22

Aborn and Co.

Adidas running out of sneakers as supply chain lags behind demand. The German footwear giant warned investors that “supply chain shortages” have hamstrung 1st quarter earnings, according to their annual report. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE.