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Posted Date: 8/1/2012

Looking for Cost Savings in All the Right Places

By  Andrew Billings, Manager, Kurt Salmon & Amy L. Burns, Manager, Kurt Salmon
Sixth Annual Apparel Research Study & Analysis

Against a backdrop of skyrocketing labor costs, a depreciation of the U.S. dollar in foreign markets and uncertain stability levels in some regions, sourcing executives are narrowing in on specific cost-savings measures, while staying mindful of quality needs and risk levels.

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