Friday 15th Dec 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Faster fashion puts new pressure on supply chains

I can remember an audience of supply chain professionals left agog a few years ago, as they listened to Spanish academic José Luis Nueno explain how Zara can see an outfit on the catwalk in Paris – and have a version of it on the shelves of its stores 24 hours later.

Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

GS1 sees growth in fashion industry

GS1 UK, the supply chain standards organisation, has seen a 48 per cent increase in members from the apparel, accessories and footwear sector membership with 697 new joiners in the past year.

Ceva wins fashion contract worth £261m

Fashion retailers Coast, Karen Millen, Oasis and Warehouse have awarded Ceva a ten year contract worth £261m ($400m) to provide warehousing, store deliveries, e-commerce fulfilment, international distribution and 4PL services.

M&S looks for logistics boost

Marks & Spencer is looking to improve gross margins in its General Merchandise with the completion of the single tier logistics network and GM4 systems implementation.

Fashion leads from the front

Fashion companies make the strongest use of support from service providers in areas such as online marketing or fulfilment, according to a report conducted by World Business Research Digital on behalf of arvato.

Zara hires Clipper for e-fulfilment

Fashion retailer Zara has contracted Clipper Logistics to provide e-fulfilment services from a new distribution centre in Northampton.

ASOS launches global fulfilment programme

ASOS has launched a global fulfilment programme to optimise its global stock management capabilities and provide greater flexibility to move stock efficiently around its global warehousing network.

TNT Express sells fashion division

TNT Express has completed the sale of TNT Fashion Group, its specialist fashion business in the Netherlands, to a consortium of Belspeed and Netlog Group

Fashion sector must re-think supply chain

Fashion retailers and manufacturers should re-think their supply chains to keep up with changing consumer buying behaviour, according to a recent report by president of the lharrington group, Lisa Harrington

M&S to survey clothing SC workers

Marks & Spencer plans to use mobile tech to get in direct contact with workers in its clothing supply chain, having signed a contract with social media firm Good World Solutions

Brands join supply chain club

A Brand Supply Chain Club has been established in Paris by online fashion retailer vente-privee.com to establish a collaborative working platform with its supplier brands

Knapp wins Boss deal

Fashion brand Hugo Boss has commissioned Knapp to supply the warehouse automation for its new distribution centre in Germany, including the largest OSR shuttle of its kind in the world

New UK MD for Momentis

Fashion software firm Momentis has appointed Dominic Potter as UK managing director to drive growth in the UK market

New VPs for Epicor

Epicor Software Corporation has appointed Ian Walker as senior vice president sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Hermann Stehlik as regional vice president for Central Europe

George at Asda moves to ediTrack

Asda’s fashion brand George has started using supply chain IT from ediTrack to enable franchise partners, across the Middle East and Channel Islands, to track and manage the ordering and shipment of the latest clothing range

Zara steps up supply chain controls in Brazil

Spanish fashion group Inditex has set out a improvements to its procedures for controlling its supply chain in Brazil following press allegations last month that one of its contractors was employing sweatshop labour

Karen Millen splits from Aurora

Aurora Fashions owner of Coast, Karen Millen, Oasis and Warehouse, plans to establish Karen Millen as an independent company

Jacques Vert overhauls IT

Fashion retailer Jacques Vert is taking on new IT systems, including Retail Assist’s supply chain ERP solution Merret, and Maple Lake’s QuickAssortment merchandise and assortment planning software

Zara launches e-commerce site

Zara launched an e-commerce site on the 2nd September, which offers customers the option of 48-hour delivery.

New supply chain system for Dutch fashion group

Dutch fashion group Veldhovengroup has chosen K3 Retail to supply a new IT system covering supply chain management in-store POS, merchandising, planning, wholesale, warehousing and financials.

Fashionably flexible

Fashion can be a fickle thing. What’s in one week might be old news the next week so retailers need to keep on top of changing trends and adapt supply chains accordingly to thrive. Lucy Tesseras

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