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On-Demand Manufacturing is on the Way—if the Industry Can Get Out of Its Own Way

The industry is moving toward on-demand manufacturing as a brave few fashion companies embrace digital supply chains that enable them to deliver goods in step with consumer demand.

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Is Fast Fashion a Dirty Word?

Fast fashion may be blamed for the demise of retail, but traditional retailers are really losing market share to startup apparel brands that get it.

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BusinessSourcing Summit 2017Feature

Positive Vibes Drown Out Negative Chatter at the Sourcing Summit

Too often these days it seems there’s only one type of news: bad news. But Sourcing Summit attendees were focused on making smart decisions and the capitalizing on the opportunities on the horizon.

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Apparel Must Look to Outside Sectors if There’s Any Hope of Transformation

If the traditionally low-tech and stubbornly low-growth apparel industry could start taking lessons from sectors outside of itself, it will likely happen upon a vast trove of inspiration surrounding performance improvement.

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BusinessSourcing Summit 2017Feature

Next Step for Sourcing? Go Where No Supply Chain Has Gone Before

When it comes to sourcing trends, speed to market is so last season. Now, it’s about creating an entirely new supply chain that most companies can’t even quite conceive of yet.

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With the BAT Defeated, What Call to Action Should the Apparel Industry Answer Next?

Once the apparel and retail industries began to fully grasp the affect the Border Adjustment Tax could have on our industries, the groups sprang into action. The question is, what issue does it need to rally around next?

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Li & Fung Says Supply Chains Haven’t Been Built for Today’s Demands at Retail

What’s happening in sourcing today could be likened to trying to play MP3s on a record player—it doesn’t work because what’s necessary now can’t be managed with a system that wasn’t designed to handle it.

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If You’re Drowning in Data, You’re Doing it Wrong

The saying "data is the new oil" is meant to convey the value of data. But the expression also illustrates that, like oil, raw data is useless until it gets refined.

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