Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

All sales are local

In the late October 2011 FlanaRant, we took issue with Li & Fung’s assertion that “there’s “a total shift in how the supply chain operates. You’ll be sourcing everywhere and selling everywhere.”  Li& Fung’s ability to forecast the time of day in 24 hours’ time was looking pretty shaky at the time. After they’d claimed to be about to shift their sourcing out of China they revealed they’d actually increased the proportion of their garments they source coming from China.

If you can’t predict where you yourself are going to be buying from next year, you’re really not likely to have much credibility forecasting where everyone else is going to be sourcing from, are you?

But there’s more to our argument than Li&Fung bashing – enjoyable though that might be.