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It’s been used to refer to apparel makers who swap out their collections at a much more rapid rate than in the past. No longer are they satisfied with two or three seasons a year. Now it’s a dozen or more, and if a shopper puts off buying an item, there’s a strong chance that it won’t be there a week or two later. That’s still the case with many lines of clothing today, but “fast” now has an additional meaning. It refers to the speed at which orders are turned around in the warehouse and rushed to store shelves or online buyers. On this episode, we discuss the trend toward fast fulfillment with Raffaele Destro, fashion and apparel industry manager with TGW Logistics Group. He talks about how material-handling technology is responding to ever-increasing demands for speedy order delivery. It’s also leading to big changes in the size, layout and placement of distribution centers. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
This episode is sponsored by TGW Logistics Group.
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