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Deadly Bangladesh Fire Renews Safety Concerns Despite Garment Sector Progress

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.

Since the deadly 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, Bangladesh has been scrutinized for its safety conditions, overhauled with the aid of international safety organizations determined to right the wrongs of the country’s garment factories, and improved with the recent introduction of a digital map of its garment factories. Now, however, a fire that…

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