Tuesday, October 15, 2019

10 Things I’ve Learned in Our Industry

Well, it's far more than 10 of course, but these are some of the most important: 1. THE CHAIN - All companies compete as supply...

Warning! Ignore Emails Offering You Lists of All Factories

A number of members have written asking us if these email offers of lists of factories are valid. They are not. We have gotten...

Why Consulting Can Be Better Than Retiring

We are all 'consultants' in a way. The strength of this network is the hundreds of individuals who, when they are active in our...

Why Central America Has Managed to Dodge Trump’s Trade Ire

I had not seen the article, which mentions several AAPN members, as well as myself and AAPN president Tony Anzovino, when it was published. This...

Finding New Ideas When You Don’t Have a Broad Network

I'm sharing the 'Finding new ideas...' article but opening it with the 2010 'Supply Chain' extract. Why? Because if you're in the AAPN, you...

What We Need is the Split Second Decision

Exchange from the TV show LAW & ORDER, by Detective Lennie Briscoe: Lab technician (trying to establish the age of a skeleton): "Once we get...

The Supply Chain Economy and the Future of Good Jobs in America

As you read this, ask yourself how many other apparel industry end-to-end supply chain networks exist in addition to AAPN. We've looked. We're it,...

How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self

This is an interesting paper. And if you're reading this then that almost certainly means you're in 'apparel' which means you have likely traveled...

Spectacular Article On American Giant & Its Made in USA Supply Chain Profiling Carolina...

I truly wish to thank Maureen Fahey, Managing Partner of Productivity, Inc for sending me the attached article, with background on its importance to her...

Lou Holtz Quotes to Start Your Week

I saw a speech by Lou Holtz. It was amazing. And funny. He grew up poor but said he always had plenty to eat...