Preparing for the unexpected may seem like an impossible task, but it doesn't have to be. Discover how building a cost advantage can allow footwear and apparel companies to stay resilient during times of uncertainty in the global market.
This year’s group of 26 Apparel Innovator Award winners is pushing the barriers when it comes to satisfying consumer demand. Read on to learn about a wide range of innovations ranging from unique product offerings to smart uses of technology.
With a properly set up product information framework, retail brands can start translating data quality actions into tangible revenue gains and cost savings. If you’re Target, that can add up to millions.
Customer returns have traditionally been viewed as a cost of doing business for retailers, but as the returns volume has escalated and the costs of reverse logistics skyrocket, retailers are just now coming to terms with the fact they must find a way to mitigate the problem.
Amid constantly changing fashion trends, consumer behaviors and global trade conditions, the best thing apparel businesses can do is act fast and execute with agility. This roadmap explains how to get your supply chain in shape to do just that.
For more than a decade, Apparel magazine and Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, have teamed up to look at the elements involved in global sourcing excellence for apparel. This 12th annual Report explores some emerging technologies — such as 3D, sewing automation, blockchain and analytics — that retailers may adopt in the next three to five years to further augment their sourcing operations. It also examines how proper planning and investment will be necessary to handle the complexity of developing, adopting and embracing these technologies and integrating them successfully.
The study reveals that many still don’t have the supply chain transparency they need to quickly change course in a landscape fraught with risks that require them to respond — responsibly — to sudden market shifts.