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August 2014

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Cover Story:
The Best & the Rest for 2014
08/01/2014
Apparel’s Annual Ranking of U.S. Department Stores

The lines between channels are blurring as department stores continue to chase the ever-demanding consumer by working toward that holy grail of anywhere, anytime shopping — plus anywhere, anytime delivery.
Editor's Note:
Shrinking Real Estate and the Store of the Future
08/01/2014
Retail Intelligence:
From Pricing to mPOS, True Religion, Under Armour and Love Culture Reveal Retail Insights
06/19/2014
At the Epicor Insights conference in Las Vegas, True Religion revealed its cloud computing success and path to omnichannel retailing, Love Culture talked up pricing wins and expansion plans and Under Armour shared its mobile store strategy.
Concept-to-Spec:
INFOGRAM: Tackling Escalating Complexity in Fashion with PLM
08/01/2014
Did you know almost 60% of retailers report partial or no integration of merchandise planning and execution at the process and systems level?
PLM: Is Out of the Box a Reality?
08/01/2014
PLM has grown up (but may still need a chaperone).
Robust Raw Materials Management Manages Brand Risk
08/01/2014
Raw materials management has come a long way from the days of the early cave dweller, but we can still do better.
Fiber-to-Fabric:
Ozone Finishing for Denim Reduces Environmental Impact, Processing Costs and Processing Time
08/01/2014
When best-of-class equipment is used, ozone technology can be used safely and with consistent, repeatable finishing results.
Research and Reports:
Mastering Next-Generation Planning: Materials and Production Planning to Drive Profitability
08/01/2014
As shoppers demand greater product variety, they expect more frequent product innovation from their favorite apparel brands. This is pushing brands, retailers and manufacturers to reconsider a hands-on approach to sourcing raw materials and finished goods. To achieve this, companies are embracing more manufacturing-oriented solutions that enable them to plan, purchase and manage materials inventories more effectively.
Strategy Shift: Collaboration, Tech Advancements Pave Path to Decentralized Sourcing
08/01/2014
Global sourcing is moving toward a decentralized model for the first time in years as apparel companies look to improve speed, boost cost savings and improve efficiency in the supply chain.

 


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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How product lifecycle management fuels the momentum of fashion How product lifecycle management fuels the momentum of fashion
8/1/2014
Leading fashion companies generate a special kind of momentum, a phenomenon where recent success fuels current success, which in turn sparks future success. The ability to rapidly turn today’s hit product into tomorrow’s durable brand is no accident—it’s a specific set of practices that companies can identify and repeat to achieve lasting competitive advantage. Read this White Paper – authored by Bob McKee, Infor, Industry Strategy Director to learn how fashion companies need to strive for better responsiveness to consumer trends, more efficient design and production, smarter sourcing, and improved capabilities for monitoring compliance and sustainability requirements.

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Virtual Fitting - What is Possible? Virtual Fitting - What is Possible?
8/1/2014
Customer and market-driven products are the main objective for success. The route taken to achieve that objective must be constantly shortened, making processes faster and more cost-efficient. This specifically requires using the right processes and technologies, for example, increasing the effectiveness of prototyping through virtual 3D. We invite you to learn more about the capabilities of today's virtual fitting technology.
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