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Work with vendors to improve supply chain visibility

Posted by Peter Needle

24-Nov-2015 17:00:00

Work with vendors to improve supply chain visibilityDisconnect between suppliers and retailers often hampers supply chain visibility. So how can companies work with their vendors to share relevant information and build positive working relationships? 

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Topics: supply chain transparency

How cloud software can boost supply chain visibility

Posted by Ian Hepworth

13-Nov-2015 10:00:00

As supplyHow cloud software can boost supply chain visibility chains reach new levels of complexity, it also becomes more difficult to maintain supply chain visibility throughout multiple tiers of suppliers. Changes in buyer behaviours and the rise of fast fashion has placed a strain on retailers and their sourcing practices. In order to meet these new demands, retailers often use multiple suppliers and manufacturers across the globe to keep operations running. 

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Topics: supply chain transparency

Supply chain visibility solutions may meet top procurement objectives

Posted by Ian Hepworth

06-Nov-2015 11:36:27

2015 Supply chain visibility solutions may meet top procurement objectivesmay be “a watershed year for strategic procurement transformation”, according to recent research by software provider Zycus. Supplier management solutions emerged as a key point of interest, as companies pursue supply chain visibility

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Topics: supply chain solutions, supply chain transparency

How to collect enough data to improve supply chain visibility

Posted by Peter Needle

28-Sep-2015 11:00:00

Complex How to collect enough data to improve supply chain visibilitysourcing patterns often mean that a single supplier can affect a whole range of companies. This is particularly true in the case of the garment industry, as complex production lines can create various supply chain visibility challenges.

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Is supply chain visibility possible in complex global sourcing?

Posted by Peter Needle

17-Sep-2015 11:00:00

For Is supply chain visibility possible in complex global sourcing?many retail brands, it’s impossible to tell exactly where their products have come from. Most will know who their primary supplier is, and are likely to have audited this factory and imposed ethical and quality standards, However, it can be very difficult to achieve secondary supply chain visibility - and the further down in the tiers you get, the harder it becomes.

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Topics: ethical sourcing, supply chain transparency

Can factory audits ensure brand protection?

Posted by Peter Needle

15-Sep-2015 11:00:00

Garment Can factory audits ensure brand protection?supply chains are often long and complex, making it difficult to see if they are any unethical suppliers hiding within. What’s more, the further down the supply chain you look, the more suppliers and subcontractors are involved. Retailers need a brand protection strategy that will find and address any unethical suppliers before they cause a real headache.

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Do emerging economies understand supply chain visibility?

Posted by Peter Needle

03-Sep-2015 11:00:00

Secondary supply chain visibilityDo emerging economies understand supply chain visibility? can be difficult to achieve, particularly when these suppliers are based on the other side of the world. Ethical, environmental and quality standards can differ wildly from region to region, and manufacturers in emerging economies may have issues in meeting western expectations.

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Topics: supply chain transparency

Poor supply chain visibility puts garment supplier into administration

Posted by Peter Needle

20-Aug-2015 09:00:00

The Poor supply chain visibility puts garment suppliers in administrationgarment industry is a fiercely competitive market, and not every company can be a success story. Multiple high street retailers go into administration every year, but what about those companies higher up in the garment supply chain? We’ve take a look at two garment suppliers who have struggled to cope recently, and found that a lack of supply chain visibility was the root cause of their problems. 

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Improve your profit margins with supply chain visibility

Posted by Peter Needle

17-Aug-2015 09:00:00

ExpandingImprove your profit margins with supply chain visibility your supplier base is critical to mitigating risks and making profit. However, this can also create a whole new set of problems. The more complex your supply chain, the more risks are likely to emerge, and the harder it becomes to see them.

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Why supply chain transparency is needed to protect garment workers

Posted by Peter Needle

13-Aug-2015 09:00:00

why-supply-chain-transparency-is-needed-to-protect-garment-workersThe C&A Foundation recently pledged to provide significant compensation to garment workers injured and killed in the Tazreen factory fire three years ago. Steps are being taken to improve safety standards in the Bangladesh garment industry, but a lack of supply chain transparency is slowing down progress. So who’s to blame here?

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Topics: supply chain transparency