Historic disruption has showcased the fragility of fashion’s supply chains and exposed risk throughout its sourcing bases. Today, visibility is essential – whether it’s into delivery timelines, manufacturing operations, material provenance, or the true scope of labour.
In such a fast-paced industry, it’s time to ask whether the drive for faster delivery is worth the investment? In the second instalment in a two-part series, Mansi Kamdar discusses the investments companies are making to enable faster delivery, the challenges and risks associated with large-scale investment, and the need to balance speed with sustainability and responsibility.
The adoption of FastReactPlan has optimised planning data visibility across relevant teams to facilitate systematic and efficient line scheduling, more productive working practices and the ability to respond to last-minute product changes in an agile way
The lightning rod for fast fashion criticism is attempting to curate its public image, and that’s raising bigger questions about how much of the apparel supply chain consumers really need to understand.
Extreme, unpredictable weather is becoming the norm, creating spikes in consumer demand that forecasting and long product lifecycles can’t touch. Will this help drive much-needed change faster than regulations are able to?