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A Software System that Makes Compliance Easier

A Software System that Makes Compliance Easier

After years of squeezing the fat out of the supply chain, it’s difficult to believe that there is any left to be trimmed.  However, according to Tim Chiu, Senior Vice President at CBX Software, there’s a lot of room to make the process even leaner. “It’s all about speed, scale and simplicity.  Apparel production has a long lifecycle and we’re trying to accelerate it,” said Mr. Chiu. “It costs a lot to finance this lifecycle. We’...
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Liverpool Dept Store:  Leaner & Faster

Liverpool Dept Store: Leaner & Faster

How a new sourcing strategy helped Liverpool Department Stores outperform the market. “We met our retail targets for 2017, thanks to the very responsible handling of inventory,” said Stephen C. Patton, Liverpool Asian Sourcing CM. “The focus was on keeping inventories turning and having a leaner business with better end margins.  Our business is very price driven, and the consumer has become very dependent upon promotions, so we need to be sure that our initial p...
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Plug & Play Software Gives A Granular View of Each Order

Plug & Play Software Gives A Granular View of Each Order

Swivel makes the supply chain more transparent without the need for complicated systems. Tighter inventory management is becoming the newest focus as buyers look for additional areas where they can squeeze hidden costs out of the system. More agile inventory management is one of them.This requires a much sharper view of where each order is in the supply chain and clever software from Swivel Software is making this much more accessible for both buyers and suppliers. Getting GranularSwivel le...
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Cutting Costs vs. Boosting Margins

“The future is all about consumers deciding what is fashion and what they want the product to look like. Instead of a push to inventory, it’s really a pull from the consumers, ” said Jose R. Suarez, CEO at Impactiva, a supply chain optimization solution provider.Instead of chasing cheap labor and trying turn over more products, brands and retailers have to start maximizing their net margins.“The key factor that impacts net margin is the average sale price after discounts....
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How Better Back End Systems Can Drive Better Profits

How Better Back End Systems Can Drive Better Profits

Shortening lead times is becoming increasingly critical, the challenge is how to do this – particularly when there’s a very complex and well entrenched legacy ‘infrastructure’ in place.
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