Some weekend reading on sourcing topics including sustainability, US apparel trends, in-demand Nintendo Switch accessories, and chip shortages.
Addressing sustainability and environmental issues is core to responsible sourcing. This means organizations must find out what matters in protecting their brands and businesses while considering the overall impact of their operations on labor, health and safety, and the environment.
The world has seen a shortage of semiconductors, also known as chips, due to an increase in demand of consumer electronics products during the pandemic. Its far-reaching consequences have troubled enterprises from gaming console manufacturers to automakers. With the US placing tariffs on China, supplies from the country were reduced, causing many companies to stockpile chips in order to keep their business operating.
Listed here are the top accessories for the Nintendo Switch, a very popular gaming device to both millennials and the Gen-Z youth alike. At Global Sources, our verified suppliers offer related gaming accessories that buyers can easily source.
B2B transactions involve several processes that could be complex and costly. The movement of many B2B buyers and suppliers toward the digitization trend, just like their B2C counterparts, is a positive step and may mean new opportunities. Streamlining processes in pricing, customer service and shipping, among others, through AI, cloud and IoT technologies ensure cash flow resilience, improve operational efficiency, and enhance the overall customer experience.
A presentation by Dr. Sheng Lu, Associate Professor, Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies, University of Delaware. Fairly technical but, at 24 mins, nicely digestible.
Have a great weekend!