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Gerber Technology, Yunique Solutions Launch New Advancements at ideation2014 for PLM, 3D Product Development/Pattern Making
Gerber Technology and Yunique Solutions, a Gerber Technology company, made several significant product announcements around PLM and 3D technology for product development and pattern making at the annual ideation2014 user conference.
Why RFID is Always in Fashion
RFID, historically considered only suitable as a supply chain solution useful for basic replenishable goods, is emerging as a viable and essential solution for today's fashion retailers.
It's 2017: Is Any Retailer Completely Omnichannel Ready?
There are so many pieces to the omnichannel puzzle and the shape of each of those puzzle pieces seems to change on a daily basis.
To Draw Shoppers This Holiday, Focus on Four Key Areas
Online, the number of consumer conversations about holiday shopping, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have decreased significantly year over year.
High(Quality)-Five: How To 5S Your Operations (Part 1)
Originally developed in Japan, 5S focuses on creating superior levels of workplace organization and maintenance via five methodical steps: sort (seiri), set in order (seiton), shine (seiso), standardize (seiketsu) and sustain (shitsuke).
What's Next for Beacon Technology in Retail?
Beacon technology is ushering us into an era of completely customizable shopping.
The Evolution of DDoS: Risk Mitigation for Retailers
Revenue from e-commerce is expected to surpass that of brick-and-mortar locations, so it is crucial that retailers are investing in online platforms early, as well as ensuring that their IT systems can combat any issues they might encounter.
Four E-commerce Tips for the Holiday Season
Find out how to create a winning e-comm strategy for Black Friday and beyond.
The New Retail Paradigm: Narrowed Expansion
If there was one common thread running through this year's 14th annual Apparel Executive Forum it was this: Retailers must offer consumers everything they might possibly ever want, in every channel, when and where they want it, while also compressing those endless choices into a thin band of exclusivity catered precisely to each individual.
Digital Signage Boosts In-Store Merchandising With Sights, Sounds, and More
Digital signage is a dynamic, audio-visual tool that is fast becoming an integral part of today's shopping environment.
Will Consumers "Back Off" Brick-and-Mortar After Latest Breach?
With Target's "Black POS" breach in the not-so-distant past, announcements of new data breaches threaten already shaky consumer confidence.
To Attract Investors, Four Questions Teen Retailers Must Answer
To attract investment come spring, after back-to-school and holiday numbers are fully digested, teen retailers must be prepared to explain how, as Gen Z shoppers continue to shed their allegiance to brands and spend their dollars elsewhere, they plan to recover lost sales, right-size their businesses and justify their portfolios.
Should You Automate Your Warehouse?
In order to maintain a competitive advantage – especially in the ever-changing, fast-paced apparel industry — you should take the time to gauge whether an automated storage/retrieval system is a good fit for your operation.
Five Cyber Security Strategies for 2014
As the holiday season approaches, brush up on these five tips to keep your retail networks safe from cyberattacks.
Eliminating Bottlenecks in the Supply Chain
In a supply chain, a bottleneck governs its throughput, efficiency, productivity and profitability.


Discover How To Keep Up With More of Your Mobile Customers
6/24/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Ron Klein, "Total Retail" Service Leader, PwC Advisory
Annabelle Hoover, Director of Customer Service, North America, BROOKS SPORTS, INC.
Marie-Pascale Authie, Solution Consultant, Infor Fashion
Bob McKee, Industry Strategy Director, Infor Fashion
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Planning in the Omnichannel World with a Single View of Inventory
5/13/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Rich Pedott, Partner, Columbus Consulting
Peter Charness, SVP America’s & CMO, TXT MAPLE LAKE
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A Model for Change – Part 1: The Need for Transformation A Model for Change – Part 1: The Need for Transformation
The pace of fashion has never been faster. Fast fashion, social media and mobile technologies have given consumers the power of instantaneous sharing. The market is increasingly saturated and consumers increasingly sophisticated, which makes tried and true fashion strategies such as geographic expansion and internationalization more complex than in the past. The fashion industry--our industry and the way we work--has been forever changed. This paper highlights the major shifts that have led fashion to its current state and how companies are responding to the new fashion landscape, suggesting a model for change.

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Solutions & Strategies for Supply Chain Assurance and Collaboration: A Retailer's Quest for a Unified Buying Cycle Solutions & Strategies for Supply Chain Assurance and Collaboration: A Retailer's Quest for a Unified Buying Cycle
P2P gaps plague retail relations with suppliers, 3rd party logistics and other partners. The impact? Escalated transaction costs per invoice, low contract compliance, longer lead times for orders, slow cash-cash conversion cycles, increased chargebacks and vendor dissatisfaction. A major opportunity exists for streamlining one vision of an integrated purchase order and creating a unified buy­ing cycle for the retailer, supply chain partners and the overall network. Retail industry analyst Sahir Anand from Edgell Knowledge Network describes how to create a single view and vision for orders and supply chain transactions - from source to settlement to sale - across any channel.
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