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Fashion Logistics

Fashion Logistics

Insights into the Fashion Retail Supply Chain

John Fernie, David B. Grant

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

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About the book

Fashion Logistics examines the principles and practices behind responsible fashion retailing and cost-effective supply chain management in the fashion industry.

Fashion Logistics assesses the early growth and changes in the industry as well as the drivers of change in the market. Important forces are driving tremendous changes in the retail industry, particularly in supply chain networks and operations. 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. John Fernie and David Grant assess these forces and changes, and how manufacturers should adapt their working practices accordingly.

Fashion Logistics integrates case studies of best practice that demonstrate successful fashion retail supply chains of leading companies such as Benetton, Burberry, Schuh and M&S. The book provides vital figures, tables and mini-cases in each chapter, along with a discussion question at the end of each mini-case, references and suggested readings.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 02: The changing nature of fashion retailing: implications for logistics;
    • Chapter - 03: International fashion sourcing;
    • Chapter - 04: Corporate and social responsibility;
    • Chapter - 05: International logistics;
    • Chapter - 06: In-store consumer service;
    • Chapter - 07: Online consumer service;
    • Chapter - 08: Luxury fashion and SCM;
    • Chapter - 09: Sustainable fashion retailing and logistics


This new book on Fashion Logistics by Fernie and Grant 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

Fashion Logistics is a well-rounded analysis of an industry that is facing not only challenges but an increasing pace of change, requiring companies to sharpen their strategies for segmentation, social responsibility, and brand control. The authors deftly combine the cultural significance of fashion with the business acumen required to succeed in a multi-tiered global environment.
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point

The authors address the latest supply chain trends impacting the fashion merchandising world. This book tackles all aspects of supply chain management in global fashion distribution, including sustainable and lean fashion merchandising, outsourcing, risks, omni-channel sales, and corporate social responsibility. Written in an easy-to-follow format, short case studies in each chapter relate the major topics in fashion logistics to modern-day retailing.
Inbound Logistics

Highly readable and should appeal to all supply chain professionals who are interested in having a look into a unique industry and seeing how the trends and decisions of market leaders play out. Equally appealing are the case studies and backstories on many of the most storied and iconic brands in all of fashion: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Armani, Burberry.
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749472986
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd November 2015
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 216 pages

About the Author

John Fernie is Emeritus Professor of Retail Marketing at Heriot-Watt University. 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.

David B. Grant is Professor of Logistics at Hull University Business School, UK and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki. He has over 175 publications in various refereed journals, books and conference proceedings, and is on the editorial board of many international journals.

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