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February 6, 2019 - February 6, 2019
Social Responsibility Committee Winter 2019 Meeting
Long Beach Marriott | 4700 Airport Plaza Drive| Long Beach, CA 90815

AAFA's Social Responsibility Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Long Beach, CA, to discuss the latest social compliance issues facing the apparel and footwear industry. Stay tuned for more details.

This meeting is open to AAFA members only. 
Registration: $45

February 7, 2019 - February 7, 2019
2019 Product Safety & Compliance Seminar
Long Beach Marriott | 4700 Airport Plaza Drive| Long Beach, CA 90815

AAFA will return to Long Beach for its semi-annual product safety seminar. Event details will be published as they become available.

This event will be held in conjunction with AAFA's Environmental Committee and Social Responsibility Committee meetings, which will also be held at the Long Beach Marriott on Wednesday February 6, 2019. 
 

February 4, 2019 - February 7, 2019
Sourcing at Magic
Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas

SOURCING AT MAGIC is your link to the entire global supply chain. This incredible source of inspiration, education, innovation and resources is what keeps fashion moving. With over 40 countries represented, this must-see destination attracts designers, brands and retailers alike to discover what they need to move their business forward.

February 3, 2019 - February 7, 2019
Live Americas Peer Forum 2019
Miami, FL

Supply Chain Efficiency, Revisited
Redefining productivity and performance in a digital world

Efficiency has long been a hallmark of operations. Supply Chain executives have led the charge on productivity improvements, cost reductions and waste elimination to drive better for performance for businesses and the customers served by them.

In recent years, the demands of customers have shifted strategic focus to speed, agility and customization. The opportunity for most in 2019 is how to solve for these new value attributes while controlling rising complexity. It is a challenge that requires new approaches. It is a challenge that is rooted in efficiency. And it is a challenge ripe to be solved with digital innovations.

Digital has already started to reshape the end-to-end supply chain. Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are automating the tedious, paper-based processes in Procurement while empowering organizations to shift focus to supplier innovation and value-adding negotiations. The Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and robotics are replacing manufacturing and distribution labor while creating opportunities to personalize products and services at scale. Machine Learning and big data technologies are automating analytics processes while providing planners, strategists and data scientists a new opportunity to be at the forefront of business innovation.

From your customer’s customer through to your supplier’s supplier, the time is now to revisit efficiency. This year’s Live Americas Peer Forum will concentrate on three pillars that will usher in this new era.