Looking to respond to market dynamics and consumer demands, apparel companies are being forced to make their production practices nimbler. In fact, for the first time since 2007, apparel companies have begun shifting their sourcing strategies away from a centralized model. That’s according to Kurt Salmon and Apparel’s Eighth Annual Excellence in Global Sourcing Survey.

It’s these types of changes that reflect the importance of speed and agility in sourcing. And to meet these goals, apparel companies will need to establish internal and external partner capabilities while using technology as the linchpin to support an end-to-end supply chain.

To learn more about how technology is driving the shift toward a decentralized sourcing model, enabling greater visibility and providing companies increased control over their supply chain, view the full Apparel magazine article.

9 September 2014