The competition in order to be the fastest to reach to the customer requires shortening of supply chain. The global apparel industry is transforming the ways of apparel manufacturing, and soon the Unit Production System (UPS), Progressive Bundle Unit System (PBU) and the Modular Production System will be bygones. Taking over will be the new apparel production systems which already have entered their initial stage. Under Armour, Adidas, and Ministry of Supply are some of the notable names that have adopted the new production systems. The current issue carries a review of such innovative apparel production systems. In another interesting read, Team SW reached out to Delhi-NCR based apparel exporters that have been in the apparel manufacturing business from over 15 years. Five exporters, namely Pacific Garments, Prabhakar Overseas, Fabstract Clothing, Arvind Kumar & Co., and Paramount Products Pvt. Ltd. reveal their secret of what has kept them in business over the period of time. The SW August issue also marks the exclusive interaction with Wade Stevenson, Export President, Eastman Machine Company where he shares his goal of value creation for its customers and nurturing business growth on a worldwide basis.