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Fashion & Luxury Industry Outlook

The strategic challenges of the supply chains and the ‘Made in Italy’ supply chains

The issue of the Supply Chain in the Luxury & Fashion sector has a particularly strategic importance in the Italian fashion system.

The strategic challenges of the supply chains and the ‘Made in Italy’ supply chains
The issue of the Supply Chain in the Luxury & Fashion sector has a particularly strategic importance in the Italian fashion system, if we consider the extent to which, given the way it is structured, the system relies on the performance and distinctive nature of the companies that make up the textile, dressmaking and tailoring supply chain, which in Italy are a fundamental asset.

While, on one hand in the fashion sector consumer, market and omnichannel issues predominate, on the other those more oriented towards industry-related, organizational and managerial questions—like business modelling—are less popular. This is the case despite the fact they are more closely tied to “how”, concretely, companies in these sectors can respond to modern-day challenges and digitalization to create distinctive, high-value products. The issue of the Supply Chain in the Luxury & Fashion sector has a particularly strategic importance in the Italian fashion system, if we consider the extent to which, given the way it is structured, the system relies on the performance and distinctive nature of the companies that make up the textile, dressmaking and tailoring supply chain, which in Italy are a fundamental asset of the economy and maintain a vitality found nowhere else in Europe.

This was the topic of discussion this past February 13 in Milan at the headquarters of UniCredit where over 130 representatives from this sector took part in the event, “Fashion & Luxury Industry Outlook: the strategic challenges of the supply chains and the ‘Made in Italy’ supply chains, organized by The European House – Ambrosetti, in collaboration UniCredit, Sistema Moda Italia and Lectra.

Gian Mario Borney and Cecilia Castelli presented the main insights that emerged from Global Fashion Supply Chain Design 2017, a series of 4 workshops which involved 25 supply chain executives of leading luxury and fashion brands (representing over €20 bln in turnover in 2017) to discuss the scenarios and challenges the supply chains will be facing in coming years, including:

  • new KPIs for the supply chain, with the goal of measuring product value;

  • enhanced speed and flexibility on the industrial front where the market demands immediacy;

  • the need to go in the direction of transparent business models;

  • innovating processes and organization, and exploiting the potential of new technologies;

  • managing the supply chain as a truly strategic asset.

Matteo Montecchi, Senior Lecturer in Fashion Marketing at the London College of Fashion and a regular guest at our events, presented his outlook on the evolution in fashion consumers and the future of the industry.

These issues were discussed during the round table for which we brought together Diana Zanetto, Global Merchandising & Brand Development Director, Dolce & Gabbana, Andrea Cottini, Worldwide Operations Director, Bottega Veneta, Frederic Munoz, Worldwide Operations Director, Fendi and Mauro Beretta, Worldwide Operations Director, Versace.

To receive the event presentation please contact rsvp.gfu@ambrosetti.eu

PRESS COVERAGE

For additional information:

cecilia.castelli@ambrosetti.eu;
margherita.minchilli@ambrosetti.eu

 




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