It may be a new year, but some of the biggest challenges for supply chains in 2020 will carry over from the previous year. Whether tariffs remain unpredictable weapons of trade destruction is TBD, but the impact of the trade war will still be felt long after the last volley is lobbed.
We are, however, amid a moment of opportunity for those willing to rise to the occasion. Consumers are still keen to shop—provided they find the right mix of quality and value from a business that’s proven its interest in lessening its environmental impact—and retail sales growth generally reflects that.
To help today’s top sourcing execs plan their best course of action, Sourcing Journal has published Sourcing 2020, a report that examines the outlook, opportunities and obstacles for apparel and footwear in the year ahead. Featuring exclusive insight from thought leaders, consultants, chief executives and supply chain experts—as well as case studies and market research—the report will serve as this year’s roadmap for the C-suite.
Download to learn:
- Sourcing landscape outlooks from Li & Fung, William E. Connor II, McKinsey and more
- The 2020 margin outlook, including expectations on wages, raw materials and retail performances
- Which countries are poised for a sourcing influx (and which aren’t despite their best intentions)
- How inventory issues are making sustainability goals a pipe dream
- Actionable advice on minimizing trade uncertainty risk
- What U.S. tariffs could mean for the U.K.
- What it will take for sustainability to scale
- How brands are adjusting their operations to increase supply chain visibility