19 March 2018
Back in January I wrote a blog post. In it I wrote about the challenges and limitations of trade data, and how we feel its best use is for monitoring long-term trends and changes across broad product categories. Taken in this context, a globally consistent, easy to use trade database can answer many strategic-level questions that sourcing executives need to ask.
5 March 2018
As Vincent van Gogh once said, “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” Yet, it is often the case that the smaller players of the apparel industry find themselves armed with less than sophisticated tools.
25 January 2018
“Nothing is as alluring as a piece of chocolate you can't have.” - Nina Sandmann. I love chocolate, and I’m not alone. Annual worldwide spend on chocolate is now over US$100bn. That’s over US$14 per year per earthling - a heck of a lot of candy. But like most things, the devil is in the detail.
15 December 2017
As explored in my previous blog, an interview with re:source product developer Matt Webster, you now get a sense of why our team of developers are passionate about web application programming...and for some, growing a beard. Next I wanted to chat to Tom, our lead user experience designer for re:source. I wanted to understand why user-friendliness was so important to the design of re:source, and how feedback from our re:source closed beta testers was, in his opinion, invaluable.
Complex trade agreement rules and schedules made easy
Meaningful, strategic level global export data on garment categories
Apparel volume and value trade data by 6‐digit HS code
Consistent data automatically grouped by garment category
Track average prices by product category
Bespoke reporting build custom categories in seconds
Easily export data ready to manipulate in Excel
Make proveable, data driven apparel sourcing decisions
Strategic level global intelligence on sourcing countries
Unique country profiles designed to aid decision making
Compare and rank all major producing countries
Use key criteria to find new opportunities and potential savings
Identify and remove the hidden risks in your sourcing plan
Unique pricing benchmarks to aid negotiations
Track changes in raw materials, labour costs and efficiency
Assess pricing trends and spot opportunities for cost saving
Regularly updated benchmarks from our panel of suppliers
Scenario modeling see how changes will affect you
Successfully negotiate better terms with suppliers
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