Webinar: Benefits of Mapping Your Supply Chain

April 29, 2021
2:00 PM EST to 3:00 PM EST | Online


Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


In the wake of numerous global sourcing scandals, consumers are demanding greater traceability of the products they buy, and businesses require more visibility of potential weaknesses in their supply chains. In this session, QIMA's Emi Vrioni will deep-dive into the world of supply chain mapping, the first step in achieving much-needed visibility and transparency.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • Why it's important to map your supply chain.
  • Practical advice on the different ways businesses can go about the practice using audit programs.
  • Smart technology to track and visualize your supply chain.


Emi Vrioni
Business Development Manager

Emi Vrioni is currently a Business Development Manager at QIMA, where she specializes in helping companies use technology to improve their supply chain. Before taking her position at QIMA, Emi worked for Sedex, an international organization in London specializing in sustainability and supply chain management. With over 5 years’ experience in the industry, she has conducted numerous seminars and webinars globally and has a passion for assisting companies build, monitor, and manage sustainable supply chains. Emi is also fluent in English, French, and Italian.

Kristen Kern
Manager, Supply Chain & Sustainability Initiatives

As Manager of Supply Chain and Sustainability Initiatives, Kristen leads the AAFA Sustainability portfolio, working with government and industry professionals to further environmental sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. She also leads the AAFA Product Safety portfolio, collaborating with stakeholders to create best practices and regulations for safe, quality products for consumers. Kristen holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Design, and French, with a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech.