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Cover Story:
Ministry of Supply Meets Millennial Demand with High-Tech Work Gear
Ministry of Supply engineers dress shirts as if they were airplane wings — and the result is clothing that moves and breathes like a second skin.
Editor's Note:
Social Media Will What You Want
Retail Intelligence:
INFOGRAM: e-Commerce Evolution
Did you know 20% – 50% amount of retail sales expected to be conducted electronically in 2020?
Omnichannel Inventory Optimization: Visibility, Demand and Pricing
With a real-time view of inventory and empowered sales associates, companies can make better decisions about the least costly and most efficient option to fulfill an order while also maintaining the highest profit levels and delivering a great customer experience.
A Look at Location: Tomorrow's Technologies for Retail Today
As indoor location technologies proliferate, retailers must evaluate the right options for their brands, navigating security and privacy concerns along the way.
Supply Chain:
Predictive Analytics and the Agile Supply Chain
Ultimately, the retailers and brands looking to data as the next big profit driver need to completely evaluate their capabilities to be able to use it to its fullest extent.
Supply Chain: Case Study:
Art Stone Enterprises Wins with Cut-Order Software
Creating dance costumes is no waltz in the park. Art Stone Enterprises kicks it up a notch, optimizing cutting-room operations with Lectra’s Optiplan.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Roy Shurling, President of Lectra North America
Sourcing & Logistics:
Sourcing Execs Weigh In on Hot Topics at Apparel's Sourcing Summit at MAGIC
Sourcing locales, supply chain visibility, nearshoring and speed to market were among the issues discussed by a panel of sourcing executives at Apparel's 2014 Sourcing Summit at MAGIC.
Sourcing Shift Creates New Players, Challenges
Get the latest sourcing news and development from suppliers and industry experts in Africa, Pakistan, Turkey and other leading countries.
Research and Reports:
Straight Talk About RFID
RFID continues to proliferate the world of fashion, with an uptick in use at both ends of the price spectrum. Apparel’s 8th RFID Report identifies the year’s most pertinent developments and shines the spotlight on industry leaders.


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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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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How Retailers Can Own the Google Results Page How Retailers Can Own the Google Results Page
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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