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The New Holitistic Supply Chain: Where is it:?

A request from John

Thanks for your investment in writing the blog.  I would like to see an address of why sourcing is a strategic area for the buyer.  Often there is such a laser-like focus on “who can make Read More

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China and Its Place in a Changing U.S. Garment Import Market

2011 brought wrenching change to the U.S. market.  From June through December unit imports declined every single month, as retailers drastically reduced inventories.

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U.S. Imports All Garments Monthly Data 2011 vs 2010
Units Value
January 17.0% 22.4%
February 12.3% 16.9%
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Strategies to Succeed In a Period of Industrial Decline II: Determining the Right Strategy

In the global garment industry, all private sector strategies have but a single goal:  To Increase Profit.

There are three interrelated means to reach this goal

Operational; e.g., Reduce costs

Marketing;  e.g.,   Increase sales

Mixed; e.g., Increase margins

The range … Read More

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The Rise in Garment FOB prices: Why, Who, How Much

All the experts agree: Garment FOB prices will rise in 2011, ceterus parabus (all things remaining the same). This must be one of the silliest statements on record, since these same experts also agree that in 2011 little Read More

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