Fashion in Focus

Fashion in Focus Collaborative Symposium.

A Collaborative Symposium

Hosted by CSCR®

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Chubb Hotel & Conference Center
800 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

Immerse yourself in out-of-the-box reflection around supply chain and other aspects of the fashion business with long-term importance to you, your company, and your industry. Spend a day with peer industry leaders and faculty experts for an exchange of ideas and expertise to forge potential future research opportunities.

Symposium topics will include the following:

  • Key Trends and Changes in Fashion
  • Innovation and New Business Models in Fashion
    • subscription and rental models,
    • digital-native direct-to-consumer,
    • showrooming, and customization
  • Data and Analytics in Fashion
    • omnichannel retailing - online and in-store experience, fulfillment, and returns
    • merchandising and assortment planning
    • global fashion supply chain
  • Sustainability in Fashion

Symposium Faculty Lead

Portrait of Aydın Alptekinoğlu.

Aydın Alptekinoğlu, the CSCR® Research Director, is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Robert G. Schwartz University Endowed Fellow in Business Administration at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Alptekinoğlu's broad research interest is in product strategy. In particular, he studies product variety management, assortment planning, (mass) customization of goods and services, retail returns, pricing, and other aspects of product strategy that lie at the interface of operations and marketing.

Currently, Alptekinoğlu is teaching a capstone course to Smeal seniors majoring in supply chain management, and a Ph.D. course on the tools (e.g., discrete choice theory) and topics (e.g., product variety management) that make up the operations-marketing interface research.


Portrait of Mick Reed.

Mick Reed is the Director of Strategy & Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) at VF Corporation. VF is the parent company of Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Dickies, and numerous small apparel and footwear brands. Reed is pulling from his background in military operations and planning to activate ERM as a deliberate, integrated, and forward-looking process that postures VF to anticipate forces of change, seize emerging opportunities, and mitigate hazards. He will discuss disruptive trends in the apparel and footwear industry and their implications for supply chain globally.


Symposium Details and Registration

We hope you can join us for Fashion in Focus, an invitation-only complimentary event, on Thursday, September 26th, at the Chubb Hotel and Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, conveniently located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. 

For symposium details and registration, access this link.

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