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New ban on products made with forced labor in Xinjiang, China

The Trump administration announced last week that it would ban all inbound shipments containing cotton or any cotton products – including textiles and apparel – originating from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) due to forced labor and human rights concerns. The XPCC is a paramilitary organization that is responsible for most of the…

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Pandemic? Holiday Sales? Shortages? Landed Costs? How Traeger Grills Manages Supply Chain Planning in an Unmanageable World

Speakers: Anne Patterson, Principal at InventoryGuru.com; Russ Graf, VP Channel Management North America at NETSTOCK; and Dustin Joyce, Director of Operations Planning at Traeger Grills Sales are flamin’ hot at Traeger Grills, yet supply chain and inventory replenishment are keeping their cool. Learn how KPI-driven dashboard insight helps Traeger balance sales growth and inventory investment,…

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Webinar: Gear Up: Key Strategies Outdoor Brands Need for Mitigating the Impact of Covid-19 on the Global Supply Chain

Speaker: Tom Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International The spotlight is on supply chain: volatile demand, uncertain supply, exploding transportation costs, 301 tariffs. Supply chain management has never had such an impact on profitability, and it’s never been more important for supply chain managers to know their options. This webinar dissects the key issues that…

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2018 State of Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry Report

In an effort to showcase the outdoor industry’s 10+ years of leadership in sustainable business and supply chain management via the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Sustainability Working Group, this comprehensive report benchmarks the industry’s sustainability efforts, allows companies to see how they compare to other companies of their size and measures the adoption of OIA’s…

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Webinar: Covestro – Sustainable Choices for PU-Coated Fabrics

Environmental LifeCycle Assessment INSQIN® A study comparing ecological performance of waterborne and solventborne PU synthetic coated material from raw materials to coated fabric production. Background to this study – we wished to understand better the environmental impact of INSQIN® from Life Cycle point of view. INSQIN® waterborne PU chemicals are supplied and can be processed without…

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bluesign 101: Intro to Supply Chain Integrity

Jill Dumain of bluesign will provide an introductory dive into the bluesign system, recognized as the most comprehensive method to ensure the chemical integrity of a product’s materials. She will address common challenges to supply chain sustainability and how understanding your chemical footprint – from chemical supplier to finished products – are critical for the success of…

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Trade Advisory Council

OIATAC reviews U.S. trade policy, relevant federal legislation and international trade negotiations, develops federal trade policy that may affect OIA membership and recommends policy positions to OIA government affairs staff and OIA leadership. It is guided by OIA’s balanced trade agenda: Reduce and eliminate tariffs on outdoor products:  OIATAC has helped developed proposals to eliminate…

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