02 May '11, 11am

Simple Steps to Tackle Complex Supply Chain Sustainability Issues

Simple Steps to Tackle Complex Supply Chain Sustainability Issues

Philips-Van Heusen has what Kiku Loomis, its Director of Operations & Licensee Compliance, Global Human Rights and Social Responsibility, calls a "medium-sized supply chain." This despite the fact that, as the world's third-largest apparel company, parent of brands like Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Izod, Tommy Hilfiger and many others, PVH has 750 active vendors, 1,750 active factories, and conducts around 3,000 audits per year. It can, as you might imagine, become quite a burden to manage the daily activities of this supply chain, but whether your supply chain is significantly larger or significantly smaller than PVH's, the same challenges persist: Gathering all the relevant data from suppliers, auditing suppliers' performance, and working with stragglers to protect a company from operational and reputational risks. In order to take a look at the ways that PVH and other comp...

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