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Alliance and Accord urged to harmonise efforts

A review of the work carried out so far by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says the group has made "significant and laudable progr...

Alliance members buy more products from Bangladesh

The group of North American brands and retailers - including Wal-Mart Stores, Gap Inc and VF Corporation - working to improve safety in Bang...

Following fashion isn't the best sourcing strategy

Retailers and brands are increasingly engineering their operations to make the most of changing trends affecting everything from sourcing to...

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INTERVIEW: Harry Debes, CEO, Lawson Software 23 Aug 2007

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Harry Debes’ first year as CEO of Lawson Software was dominated by the company’s merger with Intentia International, in early 2006. Now, 15 months after the deal’s completion, he tells just-style how the firm is leveraging its strength in the fashion sector with some exciting new ERP software developments, to help companies reduce lead times and improve delivery performance.

Latest News

Alliance doubles displaced worker compensation 14 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has extended compensation for garment factory workers displaced due to factory remediation from two months' up to four months' wages.


Fruit of the Loom to double Berkeley facility size 3 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel manufacturer Fruit of the Loom is investing in doubling the size of its Berkeley County distribution centre, as the company continues its efforts to align its global supply chain.


Alliance inspections reveal dozens of deficiencies 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

The first round of inspection reports released by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety show that "dozens of deficiencies" have been identified in every garment factory. And the group now has just six weeks to release data on the remaining 600 factories supplying its member companies.


Alliance wants to close five Bangladesh factories 6 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says it has so far sought the immediate suspension of production in five factories following concerns about the safety of the buildings where they are located.


Alliance inspections more than 50% complete 22 Apr 2014

Richard Woodard

Inspections have been completed on more than half of the nearly 700 Bangladesh factories used by members of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety - which is also pledging to help pay the wages for workers at factories closed for renovation.

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