Supply Chain Solutions No.14 – Supplier Showrooms don’t tell you the Whole Story

Supply Chain Solutions No.14 – Supplier Showrooms don’t tell you the Whole Story

When visiting vendors for the first time more often than not, you are directed to the showroom which doubles as a meeting room. The initial instinct is always to look at the product on show to get a gauge of the markets, brands and types of product that the vendor is currently manufacturing.

Supplier Code of Conduct and Social Accountability

Supplier Code of Conduct and Social Accountability

The Vendor Code of Conducts intend is to ensure all vendors who manufacture your brands apparel or fashion product met a minimum level of Social Accountability and Compliance. The Code of Conduct is a means to constitute an agreement with the vendor that they will meet a minimum standard within the Code and Conduct and are responsible to constantly maintain that standard within their organisation.

Supply Chain Solutions No.9 – Reviewing Supplier Samples

Supply Chain Solutions No.9 – Reviewing Supplier Samples

Before you visit a new vendor to assess their capabilities, receiving samples of their previous production will give you the opportunity to examine their quality, manufacturing technique, expertise and innovation.

Supply Chain Solutions No.6 – Don’t Choose a Supplier Based Solely on Price

Supply Chain Solutions No.6 – Don’t Choose a Supplier Based Solely on Price

Everyone is tempted to select a vendor purely on price, but it is only one factor in the evaluation process. You should never select a vendor based solely on price.

Supply Chain Solution No.3 – Low Cost Country Sourcing

Supply Chain Solution No.3 – Low Cost Country Sourcing

Define a low-cost country sourcing plan that delivers cost reduction and meets quality objectives. Business typically gain a 10-35% cost savings through low-cost country sourcing.