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THE ZARA GAP AND DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: Adapting Your Supply Chain for Speed and Flexibility

 

February 23, 2016
THE ZARA GAP AND DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: Adapting Your Supply Chain for Speed and Flexibility


After Fashion Week in NYC, trade and consumer press are talking about little other than how our idustry will realign itself with the rhythms of digital communications and trend-driven consumers. For 2016, merchandise culture is transforming itself–but how?

On March 22 in NYC, John Thorbeck of Chainge Capital LLC will share unique research conducted with Stanford University’s Prof. Warren H. Hausman that defines how fashion leaders will transform global speed and flexibility, including a case study on fast fashion strategies now taught at Stanford.



Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda:

  • By analyzing retailers with supplier speed and flexibility, and those without, the Zara Gap projects financial opportunity as “retail’s big arbitrage.” The presentation will address how Lead Time Optimization links lead times, earnings and market capitalization.
  • Global Style & Speed is disrupting the era of lowest cost sourcing. Speed-to-market is operational to some, but to others it’s product design and fashion frequency. Both matter to achieve trend-right merchandise, incremental in-season revenue, less end-of-season markdown exposure and reduced finished goods inventory.


This exclusive event is inspired by widespread reaction to the Zara Gap presentation at Sourcing Journal’s October 15, 2015 Summit in NYC. Limited spaces available. 

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Not caught up on the Zara Gap concept? Read the below and get up to speed:

The Zara Gap: Retail’s Big Arbitrage
The Zara Gap and Retail Denial
Fast Fashion Decoded: What Makes Zara Different?
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WHEN: March 22, 2016
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: LIM College Townhouse, 12 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022


For more information, visit our event page or contact Tara Donaldson.

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