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Fashion Logistics

Insights into the Fashion Retail Supply Chain

Examine the principles and practices behind responsible fashion retailing and cost-effective supply chain management in the fashion industry.
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    216 pages

    About the book

    Retailers are being advised to review their supply chains in a bid to accelerate their speed to market. Fashion Logistics assesses the growth and changes in the industry as well as the drivers of change in the market. Supply chain networks and operations play an integral role in distributing their product across the retail industry, and significant changes within those networks have altered the way in which they function. Manufacturers therefore need to re-think their supply chains so that they are resilient enough to withstand shocks, agile enough to respond quickly to sudden change, flexible enough to customise products, and efficient enough to protect margins. Fashion Logistics assess these forces and changes, and how manufacturers should adapt their working practices accordingly.

    The new edition includes updates on CSR, a re-write of the reshoring section, updated case studies and new content covering how manufacturers can adapt their working practices accordingly, and new content on the further demise of the department store sector. Online supporting resources include lecture slides to supplement new content covered in each chapter.

    About the authors

    John Fernie

    John Fernie is Emeritus Professor of Retail Marketing at Heriot-Watt University. He was previously Professor of Retailing & Logistics and also Director of the Institute for Retail Studies at the University of Stirling. He has written and contributed to numerous textbooks and papers on retail management, especially in the field of retail logistics. He is editor of the International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, and received the prestigious award of Editor of the Year in 1997, in addition to Leading Editor awards in 1994 and 1998. He is on the editorial boards of other leading journals in the field. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and an active member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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    David B. Grant

    David B. Grant is Professor of Logistics at Hull University Business School, UK and Professor of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at Hanken School of Economics, Finland. Recent visiting appointments include the École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur, Paris and Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá as the Silla Corona Distinguished Visiting Professor.

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    Fashion Logistics looks at the changing nature of fashion retailing and the implications of these changes for logistics. Each chapter contains an up-to-the minute case study illustrating how some of the major retailers around the world have adapted their supply chains to deal with the on-line revolution and changes in the global market place. Whilst the book will provide essential reading for students studying logistics and supply chain management, the book will be equally relevant for students studying fashion and retailing, particularly the topics such as the rise of fast fashion, luxury brands and sustainability.

    Dorothea Carvalho, Director of Professional Development, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport CILT