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2012 Apparel Executive Forum


2012 Premium Sponsors
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Simparel, Inc.®  provides a Unified Global ERP Solution that is designed to grow apparel, footwear and accessories businesses. The Unified Global ERP Solution is faster to deploy and extend, delivering a magnitude of scalability and performance over any other solution. True end-to-end functionality lets their customers focus on products and sales by making business decisions easier, improving product delivery, and facilitating cost and inventory management. Providing global enterprise visibility and collaboration throughout Product Lifecycle, Supply Chain, Order-to-Cash, EDI, Logistics and Distribution processes, this unified model approach ensures compliant and on-time delivery.
TradeCard: Your Supply Chain in the Cloud
TradeCard helps brands and retailers counter pressures from today’s rising costs and consumer demands by automating sourcing transactions on a cloud platform. More than 10,000 retailers, brands and trading partners use TradeCard to become more efficient, agile and transparent. 

DHL is the global market leader in contract logistics, with Exel serving customers in North America and DHL Supply Chain operating in markets around the world. It provides a wide range of customer-focused solutions to the retail and fashion industry.

The company’s supply chain design, consulting, inbound to manufacturing, warehousing, e-fulfillment, aftermarket and transportation services help companies be more productive, more efficient and more competitive. In all cases, the customer is at the center - from initial situation analysis to the continuous improvement programs that help deliver better results every day

As the world’s leading logistics group, DHL employs about 300,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

2012 Gold Sponsors
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Retailers, brand owners and manufacturers around the world rely on Gerber’s YuniquePLM™ product lifecycle management software to optimize the design, planning, sourcing and collaborative development process enabling them to get the right products to market on time and at the right cost.
Because YuniquePLM is a solution designed specifically for the apparel, accessories and footwear industries, it delivers the highest value in the shortest time frame.

The software is quickly embraced by designers because it is structured around an intuitive, well-designed user interface. IT professionals adopt it because it easily integrates with existing ERP systems.
GT Nexus provides the cloud-based collaboration platform that leaders in nearly every sector rely on to automate hundreds of supply chain processes on a global scale, across entire trade communities. Users operate against a core set of information across multiple supply chain functions to optimize the flow of goods and trade information, from order point to final payment.

NGC Software is the fashion industry's #1 software provider, with the top-rated PLM solution for apparel and footwear, the most widely used fashion SCM and global sourcing system, and the most versatile fashion ERP solution. Available as best-of-breed, standalone applications or as an integrated suite, NGC solutions are designed for rapid implementation and fast time to benefit, with the flexibility to easily adapt to future requirements.

Leading brands and retailers – including A|X Armani Exchange, Aeropostale, Billabong, Carter’s, Casual Male, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank, Lakeshore Learning, Lululemon Athletica, Marchon Eyewear, Spanx, Swatfame, VF Corporation and many others – rely on NGC solutions to help drive growth and profitability by increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and improving speed to market. NGC Software serves customers around the world with offices in North America, Latin America, and Asia. 
Impinj, Inc. is the leader in UHF Gen 2 RFID, the technology used in retail to improve inventory management and customer experience. Impinj works closely with leading retailers and brand owners to ensure that the technology’s costs and benefits equate to high ROI. Impinj’s Store Performance Simulator, a free, web-based analysis tool, allows users to create store scenarios and then plays out a sequence of statistical events (e.g., shoppers entering a store, associates restocking shelves) while keeping track of the cumulative results. Learn more: sps.impinj.com

Built specifically to address the needs of the Fashion, Apparel, Footwear and Sewn Goods industry, BlueCherry gives companies the power to manage the entire concept-to-consumer product lifecycle and delivers unparalleled features to streamline operations, gain visibility, reduce costs, increase productivity and better integrate the entire supply chain on a global scale.  BlueCherry delivers best-in-class Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Warehouse Management (WMS), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Merchandise Planning, and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, all designed to make you productive from day one and provide the scalability to deliver as your needs grow. 
A proven retail analytics solution, the QuantiSense Decision Orchestration PlatformTM combines BI with industry best practices to ensure the most profitable merchandising and store operations decisions. Our role-based Playbooks, bullet-proof data warehouse, finely tuned data model, and proven ETL system, all help you implement in as little as 60 days. The company achieved top 10 rankings across 28 categories in the 2011 RIS Software LeaderBoard for retail technology and was selected in Red Herring’s 2012 Top 100 Americas award, which honors the year’s most promising private technology companies in North America. Customers including Urban Outfitters, Burlington Coat Factory, Casual Male Retail Group, The Gap, Hallmark Cards, Michaels, Pacific Sunwear, and Restoration Hardware use QuantiSense PlaybooksTM to deliver operational excellence.

TAGSYS is transforming the way to connect, communicate and interact with goods. We provide item-level inventory management systems that streamline the supply chain, enabling companies to control pricing strategies, increase sales and improve customer satisfaction. With over 400 customers, and the world’s largest R&D budget, TAGSYS RFID performs for Apparel.

More information on TAGSYS can be found at www.tagsysrfid.com.
2012 Silver Sponsors
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ecVision offers a cloud-based supply chain collaboration platform that optimizes product lifecycle and supply chain processes. The platform, ecVision Suite, reflects the standardized business processes from design to delivery, creating a single collaborative solution for private label brands, retailers and their trading partners. With increased visibility and workflow, users can improve their reaction time to demand changes, shorten product lifecycles, lower product and materials costs, and improve sourcing and logistic efficiencies.
Based in New Jersey, ecVision has offices in Hong Kong and China, in addition to a partner network in 15 other countries. ecVision has connected over 20,000 factories around the world with leading brands and retailers such as Coach, New Balance, Li & Fung, Phillips-Van Heusen, Timberland, Abercrombie & Fitch, BonTon Stores, JCPenney and others. 
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline, and accelerate product design, development, and manufacturing processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), and furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as the aeronautical and marine industries, wind power, and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in more than 100 countries with 1,350 employees and $287 million in 2011 revenues. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.
For more information, please visit www.lectra.com