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Apparel, Home Goods Drive US Production, Material Prices Surge

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.

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector grew in January, led by apparel and home goods, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) noted in its monthly “Report On Business.” ISM’s manufacturing purchasing manager’s index (PMI) registered 57.6 percent, 1.2 percent lower than the seasonally adjusted December reading of 58.8 percent. A manufacturing PMI above 48.7…

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