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.
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.