01 August 2014

Apparel companies, in an effort to improve speed, boost cost savings, and improve efficiency in the supply chain, are moving away from a centralized sourcing model, according to the "Eight Annual Excellence in Global Sourcing Survey," conducted by Kurt Salmon and Apparel magazine. As Retail and Consumer Good practice Manager Courtnay Thomas and Research Manager Amy Burns note, the number of survey respondents with centralized sourcing groups in their home countries fell by nearly 20 percentage points this year.

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