To make meaningful progress on circularity, retailers will need to create—and eventually close—a circle that addresses production waste.
For retailers, finding the ideal supplier isn’t as easy, linear, or rote as asking a question, getting an answer, and then moving forward.
Vetting Prospective Suppliers: Red Flags Vetting prospective suppliers is part art, part science. To do it well, you’ll need to navigate in the gray, as well as calculate in black and white. But as I have outlined recently, there has never been a more critical time to be sure that you have the correct partners to support strategic initiative launches, such as your participation in the circular economy. When you begin a partnership with a […]
What makes a supplier unique, noteworthy, or distinctive must align with your organization’s key values to be a competitive advantage.
In this article, we’ll focus on the how— or more specifically, how suppliers “do” the production process, quality control, and responsible sourcing.