Introducing The Garment Worker Diaries

Garment Workers Diaries – The lives and wages of garment workers The Garment Worker Diaries is a yearlong research project led by Microfinance Opportunities in collaboration with Fashion Revolution and supported by C&A Foundation. We are collecting data on the lives of garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and India. Fashion Revolution will use the findings from […]

It’s time to start protecting your company’s assets.

I had an interesting conversation with one of my clients’ suppliers today that started me thinking about Timereaction, and how it can protect your company’s interests. We have always looked at the value to our clients, where Timereactions’ ability to track every event or message is logged, providing a bullet-proof audit trail. Where the problem starts […]

March 25th Webinar – Hosted by the Canadian Apparel Federation

On March 25th our friends at the Canadian Apparel Federation were nice enough to sponsor a Webinar on our behalf, and we couldn’t have been happier with the turnout. Over 40+ people a wide variety of business sectors, from small Shoe manufacturers to big-name Fashion designers turned up to see how Timereaction‘s unique Workflow Management and Collaboration […]

Aberdeen Group – Supply Chain Visibility

 Aberdeen Group‘s paper on “Supply Chain Visibility: A Critical Strategy to Optimize Cost and Service” indicated that increasing visibility is a critical strategy for enterprises aimed at reducing costs and improving operational performance in the context of their increasingly complex and multi-tiered global supply-demand networks.  “63% of respondents felt that supply chain visibility was a […]

The Future Of Manufacturing

 The Capabilities of Future Manufacturers To make  the most  of the new  opportunities, manufacturers  will  need to  quickly  overcome  current operational  challenges. Manufacturers will need to completely rethink their business model: the way they  source  raw  materials,  the  way  they  design  products,  the  way  they  manufacture  and  fulfill customer orders, and the way they engage […]

Organizational Intelligence

“Organizational Intelligence” as defined by Aberdeen Group, is the intellectual capacity of an entire organization to act effectively and proactively. It is the application of supply chain intelligence concepts, including learning mechanisms, analytics, and the control tower approach. It fosters cross­ functional alignment between management, teams, departments, and embedding intelligent organizational cultures and workflows into the corporate […]

Making Social Business Effective

Social business must be connected to the day-to-day workings in order to succeed. Technology alone will never be the answer, but must be woven into our daily work flow. Most of the heavy lifting within a company is done by the two extremes, powerful legacy software or manual systems including spreadsheets , neither of which […]

The Knowledge Economy

We all agree that we are working in a knowledge economy and organizations are striving to create an empowered workforce, with the in-house knowledge capital being critical for a company’s operations and performance, not to mention innovation and competitive advantage. Organizations are focusing on how to improve business operations, bring down costs of servicing customers […]

Email may be a great Communication tool, but…

Email is a great communication tool enabling you to get in touch with business colleagues at the touch of a button. However, email isn’t a collaboration tool. Anyone who has tried to collate feedback from numerous colleagues on a document over email knows how painful the process can be. No one seems to remember which […]

Bangladesh – Compliance & Safety Risk Assessment

The recent tragedy at Rana Plaza illustrated the lack of safety standards and structural stability of garment factories in Bangladesh, the world’s second-largest exporter of textiles. For organizations that source their goods from emerging regions, this event must place a renewed and urgent focus on three major risk areas: Supply Chain Risk: Retail industry organizations and […]