As the supply chain has attracted greater attention, and even more investment, the landscape has never been more difficult to navigate. Nevertheless, opportunities abound. Find out how best to use your capital to capitalize. From scalable solutions to the health of your business and employees, the time is now to make the tough decisions that will seed your future.
Sourcing Journal’s Fall Summit is the leading apparel supply chain event, drawing executives, directors and managers from brands, retailers, factories, agents, compliance agencies and service providers. The event features a commanding list of speakers and panelists, designed to challenge the status quo and inspire attendees to view their businesses differently.
Sourcing: No Place to Hide: There are troubles everywhere. Energy shortages, cotton and yarn shortfalls, unstable governments, currency concerns and inflation. While diversification has long been touted as the key to a foolproof sourcing matrix, it also brings with it an added risk of exposure when things aren’t running smoothly. This panel will take a look at the current geopolitical landscape, with specific discussion on areas of concern and guidance on making the best of difficult times and the safest path forward.
From Fit to Friction: While the E-commerce surge has been a welcome site at the checkout, along with the opportunities come obstacles. From sizing, to costly returns, to post purchase customer retention, this panel will look at how to make the most of your resources, from capital to AI to infrastructure not only receive orders but process them in a cost-efficient manner and keep customers coming back.
Social Capital: When it comes to ESG sometimes the S gets short shrift. As far as responsibility for the treatment of workers down through the supply chain the buck is often passed in terms of accountability. From the brands to manufacturers to policy, a multipronged approach is needed to address this issue and truly foster change. This panel will look at the points of contention, where the shortcomings lie and what actions need to be taken for true change.
Logistics, Logistics, Logistics:To put it bluntly, these days logistics is king. Where once style and price were the true differentiators between success and failure, now the ability to deliver a product on time and in a cost-efficient manner have taken on paramount importance. This panel will spotlight the existing challenges that have faced the industry since the onset of the pandemic, the biggest trouble spots out there today and where and when there is hope for a more predictable environment.
Unchartered Waters: Inflation and Today’s Consumer: This panel brings together experts from retail and research to bring to light insights on how the consumer, and the market overall, are reacting to an environment of tight credit and escalating prices. After several years of stimulus-boosted spending and easy money, the backdrop has changed rapidly, and drastically. This discussion will dive into how the consumer is responding, the best ways to approach them and how to safeguard your sales as purse strings get tighter.
Challenges and Opportunities:Throughout the day Sourcing Journal editors will discuss key challenges facing the industry and provide strategic solutions on how best to address these issues.