Vf brands: global supply chain strategy harvard business school case length : 16 pages available in spanish this case examines vf brands global supply chain strategy historically, vf has used a combination of in-house manufacturing and traditional arms-length sourcing arrangements at the time of the case, the. In vf internal audit we have teams based in greensboro, north carolina hong kong, china and stabio, switzerland dedicated to providing assurance to those associates working in vf's brand management supply chain technology finance & administration human resource ethics & compliance and factory. Vf's businesses and brands are organized into five coalitions: outdoor & action sports, jeanswear, imagewear, sportswear and contemporary brands while vf is highly diversified our international, direct-to-consumer, supply chain, strategy and sustainability flows from three growth strategies: continuously driving. 3 more than words: implementation and monitoring 44 conclusion: going mainstream building the business case for responsible supply chains 58 vf asia limited matthew friedman, chief executive officer the mekong club frank haunert, vice-president, direct procurement, apac, basf paul lim, founder and. Manufacturing is outsourced to third parties because of the cost advantages of doing so most raw materials in nike's supply chain are sourced in the manufacturing host country by independent contractors overseas manufacturing of products features in the strategies of rivals under armour inc (ua), vf. Vf corp announced a new global sustainability and responsibility strategy on monday called made for change, outlining the company's aspirations for advancing environmental and social improvements across its business, portfolio of brands, global supply chain and communities worldwide. And in africa, where the third way initiative is just getting started in kenya and ethiopia, according to alex thomas, vf's vp of supply chain and manufacturing/ engineering strategy, some of the biggest benefits are likely to be seen in improved efficiencies confirming that africa is becoming a rising star in. Launched in november 2014, the strategy aims to bring all's vf's responsibly focused supply chain activities – both new and old – under one roof responsibility for managing what happens under that roof falls to sean cady, who sits in the newly created position of vice-president of responsible sourcing.
In this paper, we will analyze four alternatives that vf brands can execute for its global expansion into the asian markets those 4 alternatives are as follow (1) to abandon the third way (2) to continue with the current supply chain strategies (3) to pick the best method for each coalition and products. Such transparency is a powerful tool for promoting corporate accountability for garment workers' rights in global supply chains the only way to identify these apparel companies and advocate for accountability was to interview survivors and rummage through the rubble afterward to find brand labels. Ngc's global sourcing/scm helps vf corp achieve supply chain excellence solution: scm challenge: vf corporation required a strategic global sourcing and supply chain management system capable of handling multiple brands, supporting vf in the acquisition of other companies, and handling the company's. Derek ho november 16, 2010 intro to supply chain management case study – vf brands vf corporation is the world's largest publicly owned apparel company this company started in 1899 as reading glove and mitten company and eventually expanded into producing lingerie afterwards, vf continued to expand into.
Our updated strategy, our key initiatives and the power and consistency of our diversified value creation model operator: please welcome the president and ceo of vf corporation, steve rendle [break] (3:00-03:06) has allowed us to really tap into the strength of our supply chain and drive value. Global supply chain strategy historically, vf has used a combination of in- house manufacturing and traditional arms-length sourcing arrangements at the time of the case, the company is considering a third approach to supplier relations that involves much closer cooperation and partnerships the goal of this third way. He talks to drapers about the group's strategy, the importance of the uk market and why brands need unique product adidas and reebok have been named as the brands with the most transparent supply chains, according to the latest report from lobby group fashion revolution vf corp2.
Historically, vf has used a combination of in-house manufacturing and traditional arms-length sourcing arrangements at the time of the case, the company is considering a third approach to supplier relations that involves much closer cooperation and partnerships the goal of this third way approach is to. Today, we draw upon that expertise to operate our globally balanced supply chain to efficiently produce and move products around the world to satisfy demand 14% other sourcing strategy we combine our 115 years of manufacturing expertise with the flexibility of our supplier network in what we call the “third way.
Vf's new strategy aims to move consumers closer to that goal by focusing on circular business models, using its vast scale to drive positive change the commitment starts at the very beginning of its supply chain — which often means the plant or the animal (or discarded material such as plastic bottles.
Vf filed its 10k annual report with the sec three days ago, so i've been able to get a more complete picture of their performance for the year and quarter a highly efficient supply chain that includes owned and sourced manufacturing, which gives us unparalleled structural advantages, including product. 8-3 four basic ways to ensure tasks are completed internal activities activities that are core strengths may be the best way to perform the activity adding value to products improving market access strengthening operations adding technological strength enhancing strategic growth enhancing organizational skills. However, that changed in 1997 when vf embarked on what it called consumerization, a strategy designed to increase investment in consumer and brand marketing, while improving efficiency and driving cost out of vf's supply chain that's when ray received a new title: dedicated logistics manager no longer would his. 3 the living wage standard 4 11 what is your company's position on payment of the living wage to workers in your supply chain please refer to vf corporation pages/corporate-responsibility/vfc-global- compliance-principlespdf upload option 6.