Tailoring the Apparel Supply Chain


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

Responding to Supply Chain Disruption Amid COVID-19


It’s taking a profound humanitarian and economic toll , impacting supply cha ins in many ways. T he apparel industry, for instance, is bracing for a prolonged period of low activity. Our team put several resources together to help supply chain organizations navigate through this crisis safely. . Multiple best/worst case scenarios should be run under different demand conditions to study the impact on your supply chain.


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6 Best Practices for eCommerce Warehousing


Meanwhile, the number of warehouses has not yet grown enough to accommodate the surge in order fulfillment and processing. Fortunately, shippers and warehouse managers who follow these best practices can improve production to meet the surging demand. In fact, this details should be compiled and reported from within your warehouse management system (WMS), which reduces the amount of time required in processing thousands, if not tens of thousands, of orders.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt


When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies is critical so as to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations. They must ensure that goods, materials and products flow effortlessly by optimizing their warehouse operations through the use of warehouse technologies.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit


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’s just the latest in a string of patents that span the gamut from smart stores to flying warehouses. by Alexa Cheater How to overcome the Amazon effect.

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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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year

Talking Logistics

Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “ 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.” But technology won’t solve your supply chain problems or help you improve unless you also address the most common culprits of poor supply chain performance: poor data quality, lack of resources and training, lack of metrics and accountability, and poor communication and collaboration with trading partners (see resolution #3 below).

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020


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.

Trends 2019: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Nowhere is change more evident than in the supply chain arena. The staff at Supply Chain Network (SCN) writes, “With rising customer expectations, changing business models, cut-throat competition and the influx of technologies, it’s critical that you prepare your supply chain to address challenges such as the capacity crunch, last mile strategies, balancing of costs, digital freight market opportunities and navigating the ecommerce maze.”[1].

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7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

Fashion industry is one of the most primitive form of supply chain management and its practices have been extended, adopted and become the best practices that we use today. In 1984, US Apparel Industry created the task force called " Crafted With Pride in the U.S.A. One year later "Kurt Salmon Associates" was assigned to investigate the whole apparel supply chain. The result showed that materials were in the warehouse or in transit as long as 40 weeks!

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. Inventory and Warehouse data.

Supply Chain Peak Season Technology: Are Your Systems Updated & Ready?

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain peak season technology aids supply chain leaders in understanding their operations, unlocking insights, reviewing performance, and much more. Signs Your Systems Are Ill-Equipped for Supply Chain Peak Season. When supply chain systems lack efficiency, problems began to arise. Poor labor management will also result in additional delays in order fulfillment and warehouse problems.

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.

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. The design of the conference includes tours of several modern warehouses and centers of excellence. Supply Chain Trade-offs. . #4

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. In particular, the supply chain is ripe for innovation. The future of the supply chain. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon. Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. Distributed Warehousing.

Amazon Takes On the Fashion Supply Chain


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. The online giant owns a robot company that speed up the pace in its warehouses, an advantage that is difficult to duplicate.

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. Even expedited air shipments arrived late at the warehouse.

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.

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


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.

Hyperbolic Discounting, the Supply Chain, and the Marshmallow Test


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. The supply chain has been slow to adopt new tech to improve operations.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. For discount retailers like Burlington, the supply chain is often a competitive advantage — and thus a secret recipe for success.

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.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

I believe that supply chains build economies and save the world. I also believe that supply chains need a revolution. Supply chains respond, but they do not sense. I strongly believe that leaders must build their supply chains with new building blocks. While the traditional supply chain process was from the enterprise out to trading partners. Business Leader Confidence in ERP to Deliver on Supply Chain Visibility Requirements.

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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Warehouse Management in a Post-Pandemic World

Locus Robotics

PRODUCTIVITY The Three Factors to Consider in Building the New Supply Chain Economy. One customer is already planning an expansion of their warehouse automation and pick area in anticipation of a sustained shift to e-commerce, even after we emerge from our pandemic shelters.

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.

How Europe is Coping with Supply Chain Disruption


Can the complex global supply network survive the COVID-19 pandemic? In the retail sector, supermarkets in many countries have seen their highest weekly sales ever, as consumers stock up on goods that they fear may be in short supply. On top of this, a growing number of truck and van drivers are off work, often with symptoms of the virus, while many warehouse workers are unhappy about the risks posed. Coronavirus will lead to permanent changes in global supply chains.”.

Augmented Reality (AR) is Set to Transform Retail and the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) The closure of a number of major American chains, as well as Amazon’s recent move into the grocery space with its acquisition of Whole Foods market, signal an industry in flux as it reckons with the ongoing transformations of the eCommerce revolution. It also stands to add significant value in the distribution and Supply Chain space.

Is This Fashion Trend Disrupting Your Supply Chain?


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. However, a crucial part of their success does indeed lie in their ability to have a continuous supply of new and fashionable clothes.

American Fox Head relocates logistics hub in Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Californian based Fox Head, owner of the action sports apparel and clothing brand Fox, is rapidly expanding its reach in the European market. With multi-channel retail distribution demands the Fox brand features fast-moving product lines that include protective gear and apparel for activity pursuits such as motocross, surfing, BMX and mountain-biking. The Fox brand is the most recognized and best-selling brand of motocross apparel in the world today.

Preparing for a Post-Pandemic World: The Three COVID-19 Factors to Consider in Building the New Supply Chain Economy

Locus Robotics

One customer is already planning an expansion of their warehouse pick area in anticipation of a sustained shift to e-commerce, even after we emerge from our pandemic shelters. Another customer – a global athletic apparel company – is also shifting their priorities to be ready for a new mix of shopping, favoring e-commerce over retail. Labor scarcity will see even greater urgency in the warehouse. Labor availability has now shifted from a gap to a crisis in the warehouse.

Hyperbolic Discounting, the Supply Chain, and the Marshmallow Test


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Case Arena: Optimizing a Complex, Global Supply Chain

RELEX Solutions

Case Arena: Optimizing a Complex, Global Supply Chain. From Tolentino in Italy’s Marche region, Arena designs, commissions and wholesales waterwear, sports apparel and equipment around the globe. In the preliminary phase Arena structured its assortment in clusters based on supply constraints and sales opportunities. Arena designs, commissions and wholesales waterwear, sports apparel and equipment around the globe.

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Vertical Integration in the Supply Chain: Is it on the Rise?

Logistics Bureau

Should Your Supply Chain Join the Vertical Integration Revival? Ever since the early 1970s supply chain organisations have taken on increasingly distributed structures, a shift from a long-standing tradition of vertical integration. Horizontal integration has become the go-to value chain strategy over the last two or three decades, to the point where companies that insisted upon remaining vertical became the outliers in a global field of distributed organisations.

Rise of the Warehouse Robots!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Progressive businesses have realized the critical nature an operations strategy has on designing a working supply chain. Combining distribution and fulfillment operations into a single facility has become the base of the supply chain network, as they allow a single location to stock a vast number of products and service multiple channels. Supply chain DC/FC performance is very sensitive to changes in business strategy and operating environments.

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