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Quick off the mark from the catwalk to retailers

Quick off the mark from the catwalk to retailers Purpose – This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach – This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context. Findings – Examines fast fashion buying through three cases studies: a supermarket, department store and own brand label. Considers the right approaches to the process of getting fashions into the shops as quickly as possible, contrasting this with the way core products are handled. Among the findings are the need for good management of a portfolio of suppliers and a high degree of trust in the supplier-retailer relationship. Practical implications – The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations. Originality/value – The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Direction Emerald Publishing

Quick off the mark from the catwalk to retailers

Strategic Direction , Volume 31 (4): 3 – Mar 9, 2015

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0258-0543
DOI
10.1108/SD-02-2015-0020
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach – This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context. Findings – Examines fast fashion buying through three cases studies: a supermarket, department store and own brand label. Considers the right approaches to the process of getting fashions into the shops as quickly as possible, contrasting this with the way core products are handled. Among the findings are the need for good management of a portfolio of suppliers and a high degree of trust in the supplier-retailer relationship. Practical implications – The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations. Originality/value – The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

Journal

Strategic DirectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 9, 2015

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