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World Bank Report: Technology Threatens to Draw New Sourcing Map

As advances in technology and changing trade patterns affect opportunities for export-led manufacturing, innovations such as smart automation, advanced robotics and 3-D printing are increasingly influencing which locations are attractive for production.

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Supply Chains—Not Weather—Determine If Outerwear Sales Run Hot or Cold

The outerwear industry is having to readjust its supply chains, re-assort its merchandise and re-evaluate how it analyzes seasonal data to keep up with volatile weather patterns.

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Sourcing Scoop: Spencer Fung on Why the Role of the Agent has Changed Beyond Recognition

Li & Fung's Spencer Fung describes how the role of agent is evolving, pricing is changing and new services are coming online to accommodate new customer demands.

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Push vs. Pull Supply Chains: Why Profitable Companies Value Data Over Inventory

How the Internet helped foster the evolution from push to pull supply chain management, tipping the scales toward retailers like Zara that value information over inventory.

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Premiere Vision Paris Puts Focus on Sourcing for Next Edition

Première Vision Paris is enhancing the sourcing and manufacturing aspects of its next edition, set for September 19 to 21 at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte in Paris.

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Kate Spade to Take a Page From the Coach Playbook

Coach, Inc. identifies the ways it which it will strengthen the Kate Spade brand by undertaking some of the steps used to turn its namesake business around.

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Sourcing Scoop: An Exclusive Look at How Li & Fung’s Spencer Fung Plans to Transform Fashion

Li & Fung will be the first to admit that the role of an agent isn’t what it used to be and neither is the apparel sector—but those two factors seem to have pushed the 111-year-old supply chain management company to innovate more than it ever has before.

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CFDA and NYC Ready to Spend on US Manufacturing Innovation

The Fashion Manufacturing Initiative Grant Program, a $6 million public-private partnership funded by the New York City Economic Development Corp. and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, is now accepting applications through Aug. 24 for the fifth round of program.

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How Patriotism and Pragmatism Drive Domestic Apparel Production

Beyond politics, Made in USA is—and has been—a reality for many brands. Though the U.S. remains uncertain with regard to future trade policies, domestic companies are here to stay for a myriad of reasons, including patriotism, proximity and pride.

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