The company instituted this new approach to strengthen relationships with contract suppliers, understand their challenges, provide training, and promote and track improvement. Working more closely with suppliers improves Wrangler’s ability to respond to questions from Walmart and other customers concerned about their own supply chain impacts. .
Aligning with Industry Tools
Wrangler leveraged the industry-specific insights of TSC and the Higg Index in developing its supplier survey questions. Wrangler modified TSC’s science-based Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the apparel industry. Wrangler also successfully used the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index as a platform to help suppliers respond to the TSC-based survey questions.
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