09 February 2015

Creating retail supply chain agility increasingly means having a clear line of sight throughout the product lifecycle – from raw materials all the way through to the finished product in the consumer’s hands. Kurt Salmon retail strategists Cort Jacoby and Praveen Kishorepuria partnered with Abir G. Thakurta, a director of supply chain consulting at GT Nexus, to describe to Apparel magazine how “visibility makes supply chains more nimble and responsive to demand, disruptions and network variability, allowing companies to move from static to dynamic product flow decisions.” The authors went on to explain that, “As the retail space evolves, we expect to see more enterprises leverage end-to-end visibility to become adaptable, thus gaining an advantage in a fiercely competitive industry.”

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