Getting products from the factory to the shelf is one of the most challenging processes fashion brands face daily. Consumers are fickle. Competition is tough. Every delay and inefficiency adds to the high cost and precious time it takes to meet the rapidly changing demands of the retail market.
A 2014 Retail Systems Research report reveals that one of the top three supply chain challenges is “the competitive pressure to get faster—faster order-to-delivery cycles, faster commit-to-ship cycles and even faster shipments.” While faster speed to market is a necessity, today’s supply chains are complex and have a network of components that go beyond effective pricing, quality assurance and on-time delivery. But before those products can hit the shelves, there are hurdles brands must clear. Read on »