The supply chain in the wool industry is long. This is because merino wool is predominantly grown in the southern hemisphere but processed in the northern hemisphere.
The processing lead times can likewise be long because there are many stages from the shearing of sheep on individual farms to consolidation, shipping, washing, combing, treatments, spinning, knitting/weaving and garment construction.
Verification of supplying farms for land management and animal welfare adds another dimension which can only be catered for reliably through good planning. Please also visit our Supply Planning page.