The Need for Supply Chain Visibility to Mitigate Risks

Nate Herman

Senior Vice President, Policy at American Apparel & Footwear Association

Learning Objectives

A rapidly growing list of factors -- human/labor rights, sustainability, product safety -- have increased the necessity for companies to create traceability and transparency throughout their supply chains. Yet the task of attaining supply chain visibility all the way back to the raw material is easier said than done. Mr. Herman will discuss the apparel and footwear industry journey towards supply chain visibility, including some of the drivers for, and the challenges to, traceability and transparency in supply chains as well as how some of those challenges have been overcome.

Key Takeaways:

  • The business case for supply chain visibility

  • Addressing the challenges to traceability and transparency in supply chains