BusinessSourcing Summit 2017Feature

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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The Zara Gap: Digital Consumers and Analog Supply

During New York Fashion Week, the hot topic was little else than disruption of the fashion industry. From Burberry to Uniqlo, the dominant discussion by fashion insiders was how digital communications have overwhelmed industry calendars, and protocols and hierarchies are now out of rhythm with consumers.

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Fast Fashion Decoded: What Makes Zara Different?

“You cannot ‘incrementalize yourself’ into what’s happening in the industry today. It isn’t operational improvement; it’s a new business model.” That was the message delivered by Chainge Capital chairman John Thorbeck to a packed crowd of retail executives at last week’s Sourcing Journal 2015 Summit in… Read More

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