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Post Trump and Brexit: There’s More Than One Way to Skin the International Cat

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

While American voters were confounding practically all observers on Nov. 8, on the other side of the Atlantic, Britain’s Marks & Spencer unveiled a strategy that may be designed for a post-Brexit, post-Trump world.

On the surface, it seemed the standard announcement we’ve seen from large apparel chains all year: domestic store count to be cut short-term around 5 percent to 10 percent, with a few apparently high-profile closures in its relatively recent—and disappointing—overseas expansion.

Similar, it seemed, to Gap’s recent series of cuts: stores closed at home, followed by Old Navy pulling out of Japan and Banana Republic being pulled from the U.K. in October.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.