Lisa Vivino “Supporting the Warfighter  Clothing & Textiles Supply Chain” The needs of our Military are constantly evolving. During this informative session, Lisa Marie will provide an in-depth look into DLA’s development and procurement process, direction of the agency, supplier expectations, and the role of industry. Full Presentation Here

Lloyd Wood – “State of the U.S. Textile Industry: Numbers & Policy” National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Director of Public Affairs Lloyd Wood will brief conference attendees on key U.S. textile industry statistics and trends. He also will outline the U.S. textile industry’s policy priorities on NAFTA, China 301 tariffs, and government procurement before closing […]

Harry Moser  “Reshoring Sewn Products: It’s for Real” Details Here TCO Estimator for sourcing decisions and selling vs. offshore competitors Library for seeking customers and competitors that are reshoring Summary of surveys on consumer preferences for Made in USA

GET THE FULL PRESENTATION Rick Vizziello, Lectra 3 Key Takeaways Industry 4.0 places U.S. factories at the heart of the value chain.  Industry 4.0, leaves more room for large scale personalization.  Industry 4.0 will propel a new digitalized lifecycle for products, for the benefit of consumers.

GET THE FULL PRESENTATION Ron Houle, Pivot Step Consultants 3 Key Takeaways 1.“Sequestration continues to put pressure on the defense budget and needs to be repealed”. 2. While the defense budget is experiencing growth, the demands on the US military continue to grow and continue to place stress on the current force structure. 3.Modernization remains […]

GET THE FULL PRESENTATION Chunlian “Lian” Yang, Alston & Bird 3 Key Takeaways The Trump Administration’s international trade agenda will continue to evolve as it pushes for “better deals” with trading partners.  However, it is far from clear whether the efforts will achieve the intended goals of reducing U.S. trade deficits and bringing manufacturing jobs […]

GET THE FULL PRESENTATION Jerry Inman, Demand Worldwide 3 Key Takeaways With industry challenges like mass personalization and customization for a new generation of consumers, SEAMS members can help “big time” if they build the right supply chain partnerships. Blockchain, RFID/eThread/Sensors, PIM and AR/VR are NEED TO KNOW technologies for the sewn products industry in […]