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Workshops on fast supply chains for the fashion industry
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Jun '08
The co-operation will involve a series of workshops taking a look at the issues faced by fashion businesses and the principles that enable a reduction in speed to market.

The first of these workshops, entitled 'Fast Fashion, Critical Paths & Effective Management of Fast Supply Chains', will be held on June 24th at the BCIA Boardroom, 5 Portland Place, London.

Fast, cheap fashion is no longer a disposable, niche idea. It's the defining trend in Europe's textile and apparel industry.

Workshop Benefits:
- Understand in more depth the principles behind the Zara and fast fashion business models and the key steps to reduce time to market.
- Gain insights into how to achieve a fast supply chain cycle, and deliver better products, faster, with lower risk.
- Learn how to improve the critical path, re-engineer the supply chain and manage the process more effectively.
- Industry Forum's new Fast Fashion workshop sponsored by Fast React will provide you with valuable insight into how to achieve speed from concept to delivery to the consumer.

Learn what processes enable the Fast Fashion cycle from design to point of sale to be achieved in 4-6 weeks and the company culture required to support the processes.

Fast Fashion examples of successful companies like Zara in Spain and leading retailers in the UK are presented by Ken Watson and supported by Fast React, who will be demonstrating how the latest technology can quickly and effectively be used to control the Fast Fashion process.

Using case studies and team activities the workshop will show how retailers and manufacturers can follow Zara and other fast fashion brands and improve speed to market, increase responsiveness, and overall supply chain performance.

In order for companies like Zara, with a small batch size flow model, to perform successfully their supply chains need to be flexible and highly effective. Learn some key steps and changes in philosophy which can make an impact on your business, quickly.

This workshop is a must in understanding the management processes and behaviour required to deliver speed and low cost.

This workshop is part of the on-going series of workshops designed to assist companies make the step change in performance required to satisfy the demands of the current consumer.

Industry Forum is the sector leader in implementing best practice in the fashion supply chain from concept to carrier bag.

Clients include major retailers and manufacturers - Arcadia, Fielding Group, House of Fraser, Just Group, Littlewoods, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Next, Quantum Clothing Group, Pacific Group.

In May 2004 the Industry Forum managed a mission of Chief Executives to visit Mango and Inditex (Zara). IFS has delivered its fast fashion workshop to over 3000 delegates in Europe, the Americas and Australia.

Fast React is partnering with the Industry Forum todeliver this workshop. Fast React is a leading supplier of software solutions, specifically designed for the fashion industry, to improve supply chain performance and enable companies to effectively manage their critical paths.

Fast React Systems Limited

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