The recession forced executives to reexamine their supply chains and find new efficiencies. Now, according to speakers at last week’s WWD Global Sourcing & Supply Chain Forum, getting back up to speed during economic recovery will mean recognizing where sourcing is headed.
Cutbacks in inventories and the culling of suppliers that brands and retailers engaged in to survive the downturn present a challenge to growth, said Michael McBreen, president of the global operations group for Wolverine World Wide Inc.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"