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Sourcing Summit 2017: A Look Back

Sourcing Journal’s fifth Sourcing Summit drew more than 400 attendees to New York. The event featured an analysis of how the new U.S. administration has changed taxes, trade and regulations, and the impact each has had on our industry. We investigated the seismic shifts hitting retail and how the entire supply will have to adjust to meet the new consumer demands. Discussions highlighted the way in which innovation is changing the supply chain, including production, sustainability, transparency and retail transactions.

On stage, speakers included Flex, Bonobos, Untuckit, XRC Labs, Xcel Brands, Citi Research, PVH, AAFA, Li & Fung, American Eagle Outfitters and Softwear Automation.

Attendees included: Ann Inc, Macy’s Perry Ellis, Chico’s, Target, Infor, PVH, Hudson’s Bay, Lectra, Mast Global Logistics, Kohl’s, LF Sourcing, Aday, Express, Nordstrom Product Group, and more.

The 2018 Summit, which will be held on October 11 in New York, promises to tap into the topics on everyone’s mind as the industry attempts to position for Sourcing 5.0. Get your ticket today.

The 2017 Sourcing Summit Highlights

The four key takeaways from the event, according to Murali Gokki, managing director of AlixPartners, were combating disruption, achieving speed, digitizing supply chains and harnessing automation.

The event is also a place for executives to network and share ideas. We captured a few for some quick takes on the supply chain, technology and retail.

The State of the Apparel Supply Chain 

The State of Technical Innovations in the Supply Chain

The Future of Apparel in Retail

To see from the Summit, including a full list of attendees and panels, see our event book.