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. Here is a four-step approach to help you jumpstart your supply chain results. The result is a fractured supply chain with disconnected forecasts created by different departments. Segment Customers to Develop a Synchronized Supply Chain.

Restarting Global Supply Chains in Fashion & Apparel

Vanguard Software

Without a clear picture of where items were in the supply chain process before things were halted, restarting a global supply chain seems like a daunting task. Sales & Operations Planning Advanced Analytics Demand Planning Retail Fashion & Apparel S&OP Supply Chain

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Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

After finishing the Supply Chains to Admire report and the Youtube series (to be released this week), this is my feeling. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? The seven years of work on the Supply Chains to Admire is part of my quest to answer Keith’s question.

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

Kinaxis

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. If so, for a mid-priced range of apparel, is brand image worth lost sales, lowered growth and possible market share loss? To all the apparel / footwear gurus – I know you’re out there – let me know what you think in the comments below!

Modernized Planning in Apparel

Vanguard Software

Retail News Supply Chain apparelBy employing these strategies brands will enable timely response to purchasing behaviors in order to keep merchandise stocked and improve profits.

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. For this case study we interviewed Peter Smith, currently the EVP of Supply Chain for Carter’s. The company is one of 15 winners in the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire Research.

Restarting Global Supply Chains in Fashion & Apparel

Vanguard Software

Without a clear picture of where items were in the supply chain process before things were halted, restarting a global supply chain seems like a daunting task. Retail Demand Planning Sales & Operations Planning Sales Forecasting Supply Chain Supply Planning

Apparel Retail Planning for a New World

Supply Chain Nation

To provide insights into the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on supply chains around the world, we are delivering a blog series to help anyone looking for support and advice. Our experts, who have spent years in the supply chain industry, share their insights. While the COVID-19 global pandemic is unprecedented, it has only exacerbated an already unpredictable demand environment for apparel retailers.

How to Aggregate Your Apparel Forecasts

Vanguard Software

Senior Gartner Analyst, Micheal Youssef, challenges supply chain planning teams to recognize the need for aggregated forecasts to improve long-range accuracy. Retail News Supply Chain Supply Planning apparel footwear

Tailoring the Apparel Supply Chain

NFI

A successful supply chain strategy has become an essential key to success for apparel companies as they continue to build their brand. To provide the latest styles to their customers, supply chain partners should be an extension of the company’s business and service, with the ability to contribute to a good customer experience. Supply Chain Retail Transportation Warehousing

2018 Global Apparel Supply Chain Management Report

Supply Chain 24/7

As quickly as technology is pushing consumer-facing capabilities forward, behind the scenes apparel industry supply chains are moving at a decidedly slower pace

How Supply Chain Management Will Support Apparel Brands This Holiday Season

Vanguard Software

With the holiday season so close, now is a good time to optimize your supply chain processes so you can capitalize on the most lucrative time of the year. Retail Demand Planning News Supply Chain Supply Planning apparel

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.

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.

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

Logistics Trends and Insights

Apparel manufacturing was one of the first industries to be outsourced primarily because of labor costs. Census data, demand for apparel imports (Harmonized code 62) may have peaked in 2015. Could apparel manufacturers be returning to the U.S.? A recent McKinsey report indicates that outsourced apparel manufacturing may want to seriously consider returning to the U.S Is it or isn’t it?

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.

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.

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.

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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Supply Chain Efficiency or Resiliency

Adexa

Your supply chain is not any different. According to McKinsey, we are experiencing supply chain disruptions of a month or more every 3.7 Supply chain resiliency is. Supply chain planning and operation is essentially a probabilistic process.

Spring & Summer Sustainability Slants: Supply Chain, Packaging & Apparel

Supply Chain Network

Here’s a roundup of the top recent Environmental Leader articles in these areas. Note that in each article, we’ve tried to dive into the business case from the companies we’re writing about: why are they doing what they’re doing from a financial point of view? Take special note of the detailed Timberland case study , which outlines the specifics on how – and why – to create a sustainable line of clothing. You’ll see more case studies of that type to come.

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.

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. That means fostering supply chain capabilities focused on just such an outcome. Your supply chain needs to respond and course correct as fast as possible.

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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.

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

Common questions in sustainable textile supply chains

ChainPoint

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

The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality

Kinaxis

And whether you realize it or not, the garment industry supply chain is changing – both for the better and for the worse. There have been countless examples of big fashion brands finding themselves caught up in controversy thanks to their supply chain, and the use of factories that pollute, employ child labor, mistreat workers or worse. This really speaks to the heart of the issue – global supply chain visibility and transparency.

Need Help Making Sense of Higg FEM, SLCP, Open Apparel Registry? Sourcemap Has You Covered.

Sourcemap

Footwear and apparel companies have to be transparent, but few can devote the resources to deal with the proliferation of databases and platforms out there. Apparel Environmental Impact Social Compliance Supply Chain Mapping Supply Chain Transparency Sustainability Traceability Transparency

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

Video Podcast: Apparel Supply Chain Challenges – Size XXL

Logility

Manhattan Associates breathes new life into apparel and footwear inventory allocation with omnichannel-centric solution

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

the supply chain and omnichannel commerce solutions provider, has introduced Manhattan Active Allocation, claimed to be the first allocation solution specifically engineered for today’s omnichannel marketplace, with a fresh approach to managing short lifecycle inventory Manhattan Associates Inc.,

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

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?

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