Executive Briefings

Faster Fashion, Greater Distances

Apparel companies want to speed up the flow of product to market, so that they can react more quickly to changes in consumer buying patterns. At the same time, they're coping with longer supply lines and greater complexity in the chain, thanks to a huge increase in SKUs and the growth of non-traditional merchandising channels. Dave Aquino, research director with AMR Research, discusses how companies can outsource manufacturing to low-cost countries while maintaining control over their supply chains. He also talks about the growing popularity of private labels, and how some companies are making the move from traditional suppliers to ones that control the manufacturing and distribution of their products. [Run Time (Min): 15:24]


Apparel companies want to speed up the flow of product to market, so that they can react more quickly to changes in consumer buying patterns. At the same time, they're coping with longer supply lines and greater complexity in the chain, thanks to a huge increase in SKUs and the growth of non-traditional merchandising channels. Dave Aquino, research director with AMR Research, discusses how companies can outsource manufacturing to low-cost countries while maintaining control over their supply chains. He also talks about the growing popularity of private labels, and how some companies are making the move from traditional suppliers to ones that control the manufacturing and distribution of their products. [Run Time (Min): 15:24]