Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Apparel

 

RESEARCH OVERVIEW:

  • Report Details: This report is based on analysis of financial balance sheet and income statement data for the period of 2000-2011 and interactions with clients in the apparel industry in supply chain strategy engagements.
  • Objective: To use financial balance sheet and income statement data coupled with recent research to better understand the state of apparel supply chains.
  • Hypothesis: The apparel industry has, on the whole, performed poorly over the past decade and struggled to improve performance on a variety of supply chain financial metrics. The rise of outsourced manufacturing, commodity price fluctuations, fast-fashion and the growth of corporate social responsibility have proved challenging for the industry, but we remain optimistic about the ability of supply chain to help right the ship.

RESEARCH RESULTS:

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