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High(Quality)-Five: How To 5S Your Operations (Part 1)
10/22/2014
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?
10/20/2014
Beacon technology is ushering us into an era of completely customizable shopping.
The Evolution of DDoS: Risk Mitigation for Retailers
10/15/2014
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
10/14/2014
Find out how to create a winning e-comm strategy for Black Friday and beyond.
The New Retail Paradigm: Narrowed Expansion
10/10/2014
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
10/8/2014
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?
10/8/2014
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
10/2/2014
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?
9/30/2014
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
9/29/2014
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
9/23/2014
In a supply chain, a bottleneck governs its throughput, efficiency, productivity and profitability.
Optimizing Fulfillment: From Any Store to Any Customer
9/23/2014
Smart apparel retailers can blend the "I want it now" tug from customers with their own "I want inventory reduced from this particular store" perspectives to create win-win situations that move products efficiently along every sales channel.
A Look at Location: Tomorrow's Technologies for Retail Today
9/18/2014
As indoor location technologies proliferate, retailers must evaluate the right options for their brands, navigating security and privacy concerns along the way.
Polartec's Alpha Fabric Is Tough Enough for U.S. Special Ops
9/17/2014
Typically USSOCOM leverages commercially off-the-shelf technology, but in seeking a cold-weather garment solution it approached Polartec, working with the company in the upfront development of a new form of insulation that would be 1) lightweight; 2) packable; 3) breathable; 4) weather resistant; and 5) warm.
Five Top Tips for Patternmakers
9/17/2014
Essential members of the production team, patternmakers can make or break each new collection.

 


Discover How To Keep Up With More of Your Mobile Customers
6/24/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
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)
Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
Rich Pedott, Partner, Columbus Consulting
Peter Charness, SVP America’s & CMO, TXT MAPLE LAKE
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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
10/1/2014
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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How Retailers Can Own the Google Results Page How Retailers Can Own the Google Results Page
9/1/2014
As a retailer, you’re constantly vying to attract shoppers on a search engine results page (SERP). ChannelAdvisor’s eBook highlights the components of the Google SERP and offers tips on how to use them to boost your presence.
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