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.

Supply Chain Solutions No.13 – Supplier Code of Conduct and Social Accountability

Supply Chain Solutions No.13 – 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.