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If a shopper orders a garment online and notices a defect, they will likely return it – usually without buying a replacementFour steps to reduce product defects 17 March 2017

In the modern apparel industry, change is rapid. Consumer behaviours and perceptions are shifting. Cost pressures are intensifying. And while poor quality has long resulted in widespread markdowns and chargebacks, now it may result in permanently lost clients.


Every company has liquidation inventory: returned, excess, obsolete or damaged merchandise that can’t go back on store shelvesFinding value in reverse logistics in fashion retail 16 March 2017

Driving the cost out of your returns process and rethinking whatever programme you have in place is a must in today's highly competitive retail landscape, and can mean the difference between winning and losing.


There are a number of surprising factors behind the lack of millennial loyalty to fashion brandsAlarm bells ringing for millennial fashion brands 10 March 2017

A recent survey, commissioned by GT Nexus and conducted by research company YouGov, confirmed a lack of brand loyalty among millennials. For the fashion industry, the devil is truly in the detail of this research as it not only sounds a series of clear warning bells to fashion brands, but also reveals some surprising truths about influencing this most fickle of markets.


Brands and quality assurance companies require proper procedures to tackle unethical quality controlFive ways to reduce bribery in quality control 8 March 2017

In recent decades, global supply chains have advanced in many ways. Technology, efficiency, and responsiveness have improved. Investments in quality control and compliance have increased. But two things have remained: corruption and bribery. Here Jose Suarez suggests five ways to reduce bribery in quality control – and strengthen your brand in the process.


With so many companies exporting and importing across the EU, leaving the single market will impact the UK fashion and textiles sectorDoes a hard Brexit mean hard times for UK fashion? 13 February 2017

Brexit means Brexit and, following the Prime Minister's speech in late January where she set out what this will entail, Brexit appears to mean 'hard' Brexit. But what does it mean for the UK's fashion and textile industry, which accounts for tens of billions of pounds in GDP and hundreds of thousands of direct jobs? Greg Smith, head of trading at foreign exchange specialists Global Reach Partners, takes a closer look.


Customers want seamless integration between channels, along with personalised, value-added servicesUsing technology to deliver style with substance 24 January 2017

Jason Rushforth, vice president and general manager of the Customer Experience Suite at Infor, looks at how technology can empower fashion retailers to deliver a genuinely personalised, omnichannel experience.


22 dos and dont's – When apparel sourcing goes wrong 11 January 2017

Apparel sourcing problems should be addressed with speed, clarity and honesty in order to achieve the best possible resolution, according to a new report.


Firms are advised to focus on the biggest threats when it comes to Brexit and Article 50 Article 50 and its impact on European supply chains 4 January 2017

Amidst all the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, the government’s deadline of 31 March to begin two years of exit talks is one of the few, more tangible dates that businesses can factor in. Here Guy Courtin, vice president of industry & solution strategy for retail and fashion at GT Nexus, looks at its likely impact on supply chain networks across Europe.


Linking ethical practices and finance stands to deliver major benefits to all partiesFusing ethics and finance to boost the bottom line 18 November 2016

Ethical performance and supply chain finance are an unlikely partnership – but fusing the two can be a winning combination for the fashion and apparel industry.


Brands who are working to improve the transparency of their supply chains face increased levels of scrutinyIs NGO scrutiny reducing supply chain transparency? 11 October 2016

NGOs play a vital role in regulating and holding brands and retailers to account, especially when it comes to the transparency of their supply chains – but are their radars locked onto the wrong targets?


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