Audience: Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.
Reducing the billions of dollars of inefficiency-waste that is ingrained in the production chain of our apparel and footwear industry requires more than just short-term patchwork remedies. Learn how to build and maintain a 3S eDemand-Chain that delivers permanent stability, self-reliability and sustainability, while significantly improving quality, speed, flexibility, and costs.
Attendees of this webinar will:
- How to use data to lower the cost of your QA-QC footprint by 50% in 3 years.
- How to achieve stability and self-reliability in the quality of your eDemand-Chain.
- How to transform your strategic factories to achieve continuous improvement and thus total sustainability.
Jose R. Suarez
Impactiva S. de R.L.
Jose R. Suarez is Impactiva's founder, CEO and majority shareholder who has been in the textile industry since 1991. In 1999, he founded leatherXchange, a global marketplace for the world of hides and leather. After selling leatherXchange in 2003, he purchased the company’s quality control division which served as the foundation for the creation of Impactiva, a leader in the transformation of apparel-footwear production-chains. Mr. Suarez has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.
SVP, Education & Corporate Marketing
Susan Lapetina leads AAFA’s education, programming, and special events initiatives. An experienced executive in meetings, events, marketing, and strategic planning, she directs the association’s signature events, the Executive Summit, Hong Kong Summit, American Image Awards, as well as AAFA’s Board meetings. Susan launched AAFA’s international training conference series throughout Asia and built its webinar platform. Spearheading AAFA’s Elite sponsor program, Susan works closely with supplier members to bring them visibility and recognition among association members. Before joining AAFA in 1999, she was Principal of Marketing Evolutions, a strategic planning services firm focused on associations and nonprofits. She also served as the Director of Marketing at the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the American Society of Landscape Architects. A graduate of Canisius College, Susan is originally from upstate New York.