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Birnbaum's global guide to material sourcing
David Birnbaum


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Birnbaum's global guide to material sourcing
by David Birnbaum in association with International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO; with contributions from Frank Kelly, Emma Ormond and Louann Spirito; illustrated by Harry Harrison.

Published 2005 by Fashiondex, Inc. in New York, N.Y .
Written in English.

About the Book

An insightful and humorous step-by-step guide through the production of apparel with a focus on the cost analysis of each process. Addresses the impact that the awakening of China will have on Americans' lives.

Table of Contents

The fifteen-year crisis
The suppliers
The buyers
Understanding the Chinese advantage
Paying vs. sourcing material
Case study I: Buying material for the wicked witch of the West material sourcing
The material sourcing process-Stage I: The buyer's side
Case study II: The-stay-at-home designer
Stage I: Flow chart
The material sourcing process-Stage II: The factory side
Stage II: Flow chart
Case study III: Levels of catastrophe
The material sourcing process-Stage III: Salesman samples Stage III: Flow chart
The material sourcing process-Stage IV: Ordering stock materials
Stage IV: Flow chart
The material sourcing process -Stage V: The final stage
Stage V: Flow chart
Case study IV: Changing color assortments
Textile testing
U.S. market textile testing standards
All about trim
Case study V: Ordering trim-from phase I to phase 0
Case study VI: How much interlining-the impossible question
Case study VII: Following up the zipper chain
Case study VIII: Trim cost control problem-the zipper-two-step
Case study IV: The Birnbaum guaranteed-to-work material database
Paying for materials
Things go wrong
Case study X: False claims by unknown people
The art of fabric sourcing
Case study XI: The dream comes true or the nightmare begins
Changing the paradigm
Developing skills and acquiring knowledge
The mechanics of fabric sourcing
Meeting the mills
The politics of trade
Governments in garment exporting countries
Governments in garment importing countries
Summary: EU country of origin rules
Summary: U.S. country of origin rules
Case study XII: from theory to practice
The road to the future
Salvadorian case study
Appendix I: Preferential access to the EU
Appendix II: Summary of U.S. rules of origin.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Other Titles
Global guide to material sourcing

The Physical Object

322 p. :
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