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Cover Story:

Wear Your Tech on Your Sleeve

04/03/2015 - From physics-driven high heels and mineral-infused shirts to sensor-embedded fabrics and new manufacturing platforms for smart textiles, there's no shortage of new developments in the weird, wide world of wearables.

Retail Intelligence:

Using Data to Rethink Localized Assortments in an Omnichannel World

04/07/2015 - Retailers should take a broader perspective to create personalized assortment plans based on the right structured and unstructured data, integrate processes and technology, establish governance and drive business adoption by measuring key collaborative performance indicators.

INFOGRAM: Tracking the Mobile Millennial Shopper

03/31/2015 - Did you know that Millennials, born between 1977 and 1995, number a staggering 79 million, and will soon surpass Baby Boomers as the largest age group?

Supply Chain:

Shoes: Perfectly Balanced

04/07/2015 - New Balance uses EOS industrial 3D-printing technology to additively manufacture individualized spike plates that improve runner performance.

Concept-to-Spec:

Minimizing Supply Chain Disruptions: Leveraging PLM to Reduce Risk

03/31/2015 - Companies that have implemented PLM should not stop at product adoption. Existing investments in PLM can be leveraged even deeper into the product development process and throughout the entire supply chain to minimize risk and disruptions.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Ken Fearnley, Chief Technology Officer, Simparel

Research and Reports:

Executive Guide to Responsible Global Production, Part 1

04/01/2015 - Reducing Compliance Risk When Entering New Sourcing Countries

The cost of non-compliance is lost profit; the root cause of non-compliance is inadequate communication. It pays to communicate well.

Cross-Channel Report 2015

03/31/2015 - As Online Shopping Evolves, the Role of the Store Is Changing Along With It

PwC’s annual global survey of online shoppers shows that even though online shopping is becoming increasingly popular and social media is attracting more attention, 68 percent of clothing and footwear shoppers still want to go to the store.