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Supply Chain Management in Apparel Industry

SCMDOJO

Managing the flow of goods within the apparel industry requires an extensive and well-established supply chain network. Supply chain management can really be a deal-breaker for an apparel business. Stages of Operations in an Apparel Business. Types of Apparel Supply Chain.

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Improving the Lives of Apparel Workers by Creating an Ethical Apparel Index

NC State SCRC

million) from the Templeton World Charity Fund, that will be used to develop an Ethical Apparel Index and launch a new initiative under the SCRC umbrellas. The post Improving the Lives of Apparel Workers by Creating an Ethical Apparel Index appeared first on Supply Chain Resource Cooperative.

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Supply Chain Leadership Model Example in Retail Apparel Industry

Supply Chain Matters

In this posting we provide highlights of a contrasting senior supply chain leadership model, in a different industry, with somewhat similar business process and technology enablement needs, that being branded workwear apparel provider and retailer Carhartt. .

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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.

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Zumba selects PLM solution to manage apparel product growth

Supply Chain Movement

“Our goal at Zumba is to grow a successful apparel brand that can transcend any space, whether fitness or every day life,” says Gabriel Bottazzi, President of apparel at Zumba. The lifestyle brand also designs, develops and sells apparel from active wear essentials to fashion-infused designs, offering a range of pieces that transition effortlessly from the studio to the streets. Zumba is implementing Lectra Fashion PLM to manage its active wear line.

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Beyond sector transparency – Insights from Textile Exchange Conference

ChainPoint

we met many in textile and apparel to discuss challenges of this industry. textile supply chain cotton supply chain textile apparel resources sustainable sourcing cotton textile exchangeSupply chain management in the textile industry is evolving rapidly.

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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.

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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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Fighting climate change and poverty in the cotton industry

ChainPoint

textile supply chain cotton supply chain BCI textile apparel traceability resources sustainable sourcing cottonEarlier this summer I was at the BCI conference in Malmö to discuss fair and sustainable practices in the production and transport of cotton and other textiles.

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New Balance’s Added U.S. Manufacturing Presence

Supply Chain Matters

and China trade war had resulted in added tariffs being applied to footwear causing designers to consider sourcing within other countries, especially Vietnam. While a robust supply network presence for footwear or apparel goods across the U.S.

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Malaysia offers sourcing opportunities but with ESG concerns

Resilinc

Electrical machinery and electronics is Malaysia’s largest export category, and the nation of 33 million people is an important source of assembly, test, and packaging (ATP) for the semiconductor industry.

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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?

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ChainPoint present at 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference

ChainPoint

textile supply chain cotton supply chain apparel sustainable sourcing textile traceChainPoint will be present as exhibitor at the 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference, a virtual conference that will take place from 2-6 November.

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Three Examples of Ongoing Supply Chain Disruptions Impacting Business Operational and Financial Performance

Supply Chain Matters

Sports apparel and athletic shoes producer Nike recently reported flat fiscal fourth quarter sales amid continued supply chain snarls. Business media reporting points to challenges in sourcing private label goods, including longer lead times, coupled to factory disruptions.

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Universal Supply Chain Misconceptions or “Global Sourcing Lies”

ivalua

In a recent Sourcing Journal Online article, Sourcing is Hard , Mike Todaro, managing director of the Americas Apparel Producers’ Network, quotes Barbara Zeins, an industry expert that published a short list of “9 Big FAT Garment Lies,” which we might as well call “Global Sourcing Lies,” more generally. The post Universal Supply Chain Misconceptions or “Global Sourcing Lies” appeared first on Directworks. Blog Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain

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Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Checkpoint Launches First RFID-Based EAS Solution for Apparel Retailers

Supply Chain Network

NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo its RFID Overhead EAS Solution, delivering benefits both for loss prevention and inventory visibility at the point-of-exit. Enables retailers to fight all sources of theft. Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

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How transparency in the supply chain leads to sustainable sourcing

Pivot88

According to McKinsey’s 2019 chief purchasing officer (CPO) survey, sustainable sourcing at scale is the fashion industry’s new must-have. Where do they source their products? The post How transparency in the supply chain leads to sustainable sourcing appeared first on Pivot88.

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ESG legislation in the apparel supply chain

Resilinc

Supply chain managers in the apparel and footwear industries are getting a new assignment: ensure that their suppliers meet ESG standards, including those that measure the rights and working conditions of employees. Apparel importers have been among the main targets of U.S.

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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. I’m kind of pessimistic when it comes to sustainability, compliance, traceability,” Sourcing Journal president Edward Hertzman said speaking on a Texworld USA supply chain panel Monday. Read the rest of the article at Sourcing Journal.

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Bangladesh Catastrophes Drive Ethical Sourcing Initiatives

Logistics Viewpoints

Sourcing to low cost destinations is not a new development and Bangladesh has been a favored destination of apparel brands and retailers. This incident, and three others during 2013-14, challenged the sourcing strategies of large […]. Procurement/Sourcing Sustainability Rana Plaza Sustainable sourcingBut incidents like Rana Plaza disaster (an eight-story factory collapsed, killing over 1,000 workers) brought to light non-existent safety measures.

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Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

Supply Chain Brain

Several major apparel brands and retailers, including J.C. 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. Staff members from BRAC University are using the Sourcemap platform as they travel throughout Bangladesh to personally visit every apparel factory in the country.

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How Transparency in the Supply Chain Leads to Sustainable Sourcing

Pivot88

According to McKinsey’s 2019 chief purchasing officer (CPO) survey , sustainable sourcing at scale is the fashion industry’s new must-have. Where do they source their products?

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Logility and New Generation Computing Launch Supply Chain Traceability Solution Documenting Chain of Custody from Cotton Source to Importer of Record

Logility

Blockchain Allows Brand Owners and Retailers to Trace Source Materials Ahead of Pending U.S. This Withhold Release Order also includes any products that are made in whole or in part with or derived from that cotton, such as apparel, garments, and textiles.

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Common questions in sustainable textile supply chains

ChainPoint

Responsibly sourcing your textile raw materials can be quite a challenge. You need to be absolutely sure you’re sourcing from the right places. At ChainPoint, we often hear a number of questions from the textiles and apparel sector…. textile supply chain textile apparelYou need to be sure your raw materials are sustainable and that working conditions are fair and safe.

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Retailers eye more air cargo as COVID lockdowns intensify in Vietnam

The Supply Chain Journal

Big apparel and footwear merchants are increasingly trying to switch from ocean to air transport to make up for huge production slowdowns in Vietnam due to COVID and ensure seasonal imports arrive on time for holiday shoppers. Source: Everstream Analytics).

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Apparel Industry Growing Pessimistic About Future Due to Trade Issues

Material Handling and Logistics

Sourcing executives are more cautious today and less optimistic about the five-year outlook for the U.S. fashion industry.

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Executing on time, all the time: apparel executive’s guide to competitive advantage

RELEX Solutions

Apparel executive’s guide to competitive advantage. I think we all know that great apparel brands maintain competitive advantage by consistently executing on time. What great apparel brands do differently? Sadly we all know that missed internal deadlines drain profit from many apparel brands: Merchandise Planning didn’t align demand forecasts with Sourcing. For most apparel companies, it is the cycle from product to customer.

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Focus on Africa: The Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing

Supply Chain 24/7

apparel and footwear companies In recent years, Africa has emerged as a particularly attractive manufacturing option for U.S.

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Sourcing promotional products the right way

Claritum

However, it is important for companies to manage the process of sourcing promotional goods effectively. A lot of time and energy can be spent inefficiently sourcing the goods, which can be bought from a huge variety of suppliers at vastly differing prices and quality. So what is the right way for companies to source promotional goods effectively in order to maximise the considerable benefits promotional products offer? Source: PPAI Sales Volume Study Summary.

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Maintaining Brand Equity in Extended Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

For large apparel and retail companies, the treatment of labor in sweat shops in third world countries presents a critical set of issues. This article discusses new crowd sourcing apps that could allow brand owners a tool to better protect their reputation. Labor Procurement/Sourcing Retail Social Media Supply Chain Risk Management brand equity corporate responsibility extended supply chains

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See the Supply Chain Behind the Timberland Yellow Boot

Sourcemap

Over the past few months Timberland's parent company VF Corporation has made waves in the responsible sourcing world, from publishing science-based targets to announcing a boycott of Brazilian leather. Apparel Environmental Impact News Supply Chain Transparency Transparency

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Another China Based Lockdown and Supply Network Disruption- Implications and Call to Action

Supply Chain Matters

That former is the hub of high tech, consumer electronics and telecommunication product supply networks along with specialized apparel manufacturers.