Title Fashion Logistics, 2/e
Subtitle Insights into the Fashion Retail Supply Chain
Author John Fernie, David B Grant
ISBN 9780749493318
List price GBP 44.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 256
Book size 152 X 235 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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Fashion Logistics looks at the changing nature of fashion retailing and the implications of these changes for logistics. Each chapter contains an up-to-the minute case study illustrating how some of the major retailers around the world have adapted their supply chains to deal with the on-line revolution and changes in the global market place. Whilst the book will provide essential reading for students studying logistics and supply chain management, the book will be equally relevant for students studying fashion and retailing, particularly the topics such as the rise of fast fashion, luxury brands and sustainability.”

Dorothea Carvalho, Director of Professional Development, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport CILT


Fashion Logistics is a well-rounded analysis of an industry that is facing not only challenges but an increasing pace of change, requiring companies to sharpen their strategies for segmentation, social responsibility, and brand control. The authors deftly combine the cultural significance of fashion with the business acumen required to succeed in a multi-tiered global environment.”

Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point


“The authors address the latest supply chain trends impacting the fashion merchandising world. This book tackles all aspects of supply chain management in global fashion distribution, including sustainable and lean fashion merchandising, outsourcing, risks, omni-channel sales, and corporate social responsibility. Written in an easy-to-follow format, short case studies in each chapter relate the major topics in fashion logistics to modern-day retailing.”

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Retailers are being advised to review their supply chains in a bid to accelerate their speed to market. Fashion Logistics assesses the growth and changes in the industry as well as the drivers of change in the market. Supply chain networks and operations play an integral role in distributing product across the retail industry and significant changes within those networks have altered the way in which they function. Manufacturers therefore need to rethink their supply chains to make them resilient to shock, agile enough to respond quickly to sudden change, flexible enough to customize products and efficient enough to protect margins. Fashion Logistics assesses these forces and changes and how manufacturers should adapt their working practices accordingly.

This second edition of Fashion Logistics includes revised CSR and reshoring sections, updated case studies and new content on how manufacturers can adapt their working practices and the further demise of the department store sector.


Key Features:

  • Provides a holistic view of both fashion retailing and fashion logistics
  • Studies major forces driving change in the fashion retail industry and how manufacturers can adapt their working practices accordingly
  • New to this edition: content has been restructured to include updated case studies, key objectives, summary q&a’s and ‘how to put into practice’ textboxes


Chapter 1: Introduction to fashion logistic • References

Chapter 2: The changing nature of fashion retailing • Introduction • Fashion: Its role in culture • The changing fashion retail environment • The rise of fast fashion • The luxury sector • Fast fashion and CSR • The online revolution • The supply chain response • Global dispersion of fashion supply chains • Online logistical challenges • Conclusions • References

Chapter 3: Offshore sourcing and outsourcing in the international fashion supply chain • Introduction • Sourcing strategies • The nature of outsourcing • Types of outsourcing • Offshore sourcing and reshoring? • Supply chain relationships and responsiveness by product category • Lean, agile or leagile? • Conclusions • References

Chapter 4: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in international fashion supply chains • Introduction • Defining CSR and its institutional context • Strategic CSR • Implementation of CSR initiatives in global fashion supply chains • Compromises to CSR in global apparel production • Case studies of CSR in practice • Rankings of socially responsible companies • Sri Lanka and CSR practices in garment manufacture • Supplier-retailer relationships and CSR in garment production networks • Factory management perspectives • Conclusions • References

Chapter 5: International logistics • Introduction • Definitions, impact and channels of distribution • Economic impact of logistics and SCM and channels of distribution • Fashion retail logistics and SCM • Quick response • Information technology • Lean and agile supply chains • Outsourcing • Globalization • Logistics and SCM in a global economy • Global risk, disruption and supply chain security • International logistics and SCM implications for fashion retailers • Conclusion • References

Chapter 6: In-store consumer service • Introduction • The national fashion retail supply chain • Retail logistical systems strategy and design • Modes of transportation • Warehousing • Inventory management • Information technology and order processing • Logistical system cost trade-offs • In-store consumer service • Conclusion • References

Chapter 7: Online consumer service • Introduction • The growth of online versus physical store retailing • The business case for online retailing • Online retailing distribution network • Omnichannel ordering, fulfilment and returns • Logistical design considerations for omnichannel fulfilment • Conclusion • References

Chapter 8: Luxury fashion and supply chain management • Introduction • Definitions of luxury and luxury branding • The ‘new’ luxury • The evolution of the luxury brand • Gaining control of marketing channels • Supply chain management in luxury fashion • CSR and luxury fashion brands • Conclusion • References

Chapter 9: Sustainable fashion retailing and logistics • Introduction • Concepts of sustainability • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) • Sustainability in logistics and SCM • Environmental management systems (EMSs) • Sustainability in the fashion retail sector • Conclusion • References


About the Authors:

John Fernie is Emeritus Professor of Retail Marketing at Heriot-Watt University. He was previously Professor of Retailing & Logistics and also Director of the Institute for Retail Studies at the University of Stirling. He has written and contributed to numerous textbooks and papers on retail management, especially in the field of retail logistics. He is editor of the International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, and received the prestigious award of Editor of the Year in 1997, in addition to Leading Editor awards in 1994 and 1998. He is on the editorial boards of other leading journals in the field. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and an active member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

David B. Grant is Professor of Logistics at Hull University Business School, UK and Professor of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at Hanken School of Economics, Finland. Recent visiting appointments include the École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur, Paris and Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá as the Silla Corona Distinguished Visiting Professor. David B. Grant obtained his Ph.D. from Edinburgh University and his thesis, which investigated customer service, satisfaction and service quality in UK food processing logistics, received the James Cooper Memorial Cup PhD Award from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK). His research interests include logistics customer service, satisfaction and service quality; food and non-food retail logistics; and reverse, closed-loop and sustainable logistics. David B. Grant has over 200 publications in various refereed journals, books and conference proceedings and is on the editorial board of many international journals. Two of his recent Kogan Page books, his edited Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management: Case Study Collection and Fashion Logistics, co-authored with Professor John Fernie, received the Ouvrage Nominé 2016 for Les Plumes des Achats & Supply Chain awards in Paris.


Target Audience:

This book will provide essential reading for students studying logistics and supply chain management, the book will be equally relevant for students studying fashion and retailing, particularly the topics such as the rise of fast fashion, luxury brands and sustainability.

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