Segura Systems

Blog

Are you ready for the new Garment Industry 2.0?

Posted by Ian Hepworth

11-Feb-2016 10:47:42

One_garment_retailers_journey_to_supply_chain_sustainability_BLOG.jpg

The apparel industry is beginning to move in a new direction. A recent article published by Just Style discusses the impact of the Internet, and how it is giving rise to the individual, as opposed to the mass-market. Today’s consumers have new needs, ethics and expectations, and the industry as a whole needs to adapt to cater for these.

The traditional mentality of producing something for everyone is starting to look dated and out-of-touch. With an increasing demand for bespoke items, the industry needs to adjust its approach, and instead offer everything for someone.

Read More

Topics: garment industry

Bangladesh sweatshops highlight modern slavery in retail supply chains

Posted by Peter Needle

10-Dec-2015 10:00:00

Since the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, when more than 1,100Segura_091215.jpg
factory workers were killed in a horrific building collapse, the
Bangladeshi garment industry has come under close scrutiny.
Tougher inspections have resulted in
35 factories closing, while
the recent introduction of the Modern Slavery Act means that
UK retailers are more aware than ever of the need for
greater supply chain oversight.

Read More

Topics: global sourcing, garment industry, modern day slavery

The future of fashion – innovative technology in the garment industry

Posted by Peter Needle

30-Jul-2015 08:00:00

the-future-of-fashion-–-innovative-technology-in-the-garment-industryThe world of fashion has the capacity to change faster than ever in the digital era, and those with an eye on what's happening right now and a feel for what's coming next are in a powerful position to gain a competitive advantage.

Read More

Topics: supply chain transparency, garment industry

Looking up to supply chain software in the cloud

Posted by Ian Hepworth

02-Dec-2014 15:00:00

Using_the_Cloud_for_Supply_Chain_Technology_BLOGCloud computing is “a real game-changer”, according to a recent report by Accenture,and we believe that it's redefining the traditional supply chain model.

Read More

Topics: supply chain management, garment industry

Supply chain transparency in the IoT age

Posted by Peter Needle

12-Sep-2014 15:22:00

Supply chain transparency in the IoT ageDuring New York Fashion Week, Neiman Marcus’ fashion director Ken Downing said: “technology is what’s moving fashion forwards”. Following the unveiling of the Apple iWatch this week, smartwatches in general face some scepticism. However, there was a time when mobile phones were considered only a passing fad, and wearable technology is becoming part of our everyday lives. How will this growing trend reflect on the garment industry?

Read More

Topics: supply chain transparency, garment industry

How ethical supply chains can pay off for garment retailers

Posted by Peter Needle

22-Aug-2014 14:13:00

While theEthical sourcing is a big concern in the retail industry fast fashion trend is making low prices a priority, garment retailers have other concerns to bear in mind to meet modern consumer expectations. Ethical supply chain management is a major concern in today’s fashion market, and endless cost-cutting is no longer a sustainable business plan.

Read More

Topics: ethical sourcing, supply chain transparency, garment industry

Connecting the dots – the challenges of ethical sourcing

Posted by Peter Needle

21-Jul-2014 12:42:00

ManyEthical sourcing is difficult for many garment retailers to achieve big garment retailers have taken steps to promote ethical sourcing by endorsing official safety initiatives, auditing programmes and workers unions throughout their supply chains. However, a new report argues that the real problem comes from beyond the big manufacturing players, thanks to subcontracting which is rife throughout the industry. So what goes on behind the scenes in the global garment industry, and how difficult is it for ethical fashion brands to find out where their products really come from?

Read More

Topics: ethical sourcing, supply chain management, garment industry

What the ideal supply chain strategy looks like for garment retailers

Posted by Peter Needle

01-Jul-2014 13:32:00

ReputationEthical supply chain management is vital for any garment retailer's reputation is everything within the retail industry. Customer-generated content can now be spread instantly worldwide across social media platforms, giving consumers more control, information and power than ever. Meanwhile, public anxiety is rising over instances of modern day slavery within global supply chains and government ministers are warning retailers to work harder to stamp out human rights abuses by suppliers.

Read More

Topics: supply chain transparency, garment industry

Transparent profits: Can garment retailers see where money is made?

Posted by Peter Needle

13-Jun-2014 13:43:00

Supply chainAchieving supply chain transparency is no easy task disasters come in many different forms. The latest to hit the news reveals a wide-scale use of brutal modern day slavery in the Thai fishing industry. Thanks to global sourcing and complex production lines, it’s incredibly difficult for retailers to ensure that their products and profits are ‘clean’, and no ethics gremlins are left lurking within their supply chain. Is it possible for today’s high street garment retailers to overcome this challenge and enjoy truly transparent profits?

Read More

Topics: supply chain transparency, supply chain management, garment industry

Segura help Total Retail Solutions to manage packaging business growth

Posted by Peter Needle

06-Jun-2014 08:41:00

Segura Segura will be working with TRS to ensure supply chain transparency.has established a new working relationship with Total Retail Solutions (TRS), manufacturer and supplier of bespoke labelling and packaging products for the retail industry. This partnership enables TRS to enforce transparency over all secondary supply chains and maintain high standards of quality across its rapidly increasing workload.

Read More

Topics: supply chain transparency, company news, garment industry