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.Read more
The win with on-demand is two-fold: the customer gets exactly what they want, and the brand only has to make exactly what they want. That means little waste, no excess inventory and no accounts receivable risk.Read more
Amazon is always the elephant, the 800-lb gorilla and the inconvenient truth in the room, but some seem to think companies are unnecessarily quaking in Amazon’s wake.Read more
Sourcing teams seem to have had a love hate relationship with agents in recent years—they’ve either been necessary or not, depending on who you ask.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
It might be a bit like turning around an ocean liner in a small river, but sourcing giant Li & Fung is adapting to the rapid changes in global manufacturing and retailing.
The apparel industry shares how the so-called 'retail apocalypse' is providing opportunities and a crash course in what it takes to survive.Read more
The apparel supply chain is emerging from the dark ages with on-demand manufacturing, data analytics and the digitization of the inspection process—and start-ups are leading the way.