While many elements in successful global sourcing remain constant, two parameters are drastically different from even a decade ago—the speed of change in global economics and evolving consumer preferences. As both retailers and brands experiment with getting “closer to the consumer” through shorter seasons, in-season refinements and regionalized inventories, optimal sourcing models will need to change and evolve constantly.

For the past decade, Apparel magazine and Kurt Salmon have teamed up to look at the elements involved in global sourcing excellence for apparel. This year, as we mark the 10th anniversary of the study, we are focusing on 2020 and how companies will exceed in the marketplace through a continuously evolving sourcing strategy.

The full study is available on the Apparel magazine website for free with email registration.

9 September 2016