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Fashion and the Global Supply Chain
Explore business strategies and decision-making in the fashion industry
The processes involved in fashion manufacturing are complex and wide-ranging on a global scale.
This four-week course will introduce you to supply chains and their applications in the fashion industry.
Design and implement missions, objectives and business strategies across your fashion brand
Supply chain accountability has become increasingly important for fashion businesses to demonstrate.
On this course, you’ll learn to create clear mission statements and objectives, and develop a value chain that aligns with your brand goals. You’ll explore the global textiles industry and the role of consumer behavior and fashion media within the structure of fashion retailing.
Using case studies, you’ll examine real-life brand strategies that address competition and improve organizational structures. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to identify areas for improvement within your own business.
Develop a sustainable supply chain for your fashion business
Consumers now class sustainability as a key factor when choosing a fashion brand.
You’ll learn techniques to improve sustainability in supply chains and create ethically accountable business processes.
Improve logistics and supply chain management across your brand
Fashion supply chains can improve sustainability, as well as efficiency, by responsibly managing sourcing decisions.
You’ll learn how to create sourcing criteria, covering everything from manufacturing costs to completing factory audits.
With these skills, you’ll be able to create a cost-effective, efficient chain of processes to manufacture your goods.
By the end of this course, you’ll understand global fashion supply chain processes. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to adapt current structures to improve efficiency and increase sustainability within your brand.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the definitions and applications of processes that occur throughout the fashion supply chain including design, merchandising, manufacturing, and marketing
- Explore the history and organization of the global textiles industry
- Explain the growth and development of the ready-to-wear fashion industry and its current characteristics
- Explain the role of fashion retailing in the history of the fashion industry support industries including consumer publications and media, trade publications and media, and trade associations
- Describe the support industries including consumer publications and media, trade publications and media, and trade associations
Who is the course for?
This course is for managers and leaders within fashion businesses who want to gain a deeper understanding of supply chain processes and operations.
Who developed the course?
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes.and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names.
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