PAST ISSUE

August 2012

Cover Story:

Looking for Cost Savings in All the Right Places

08/01/2012 - By Andrew Billings, Manager, Kurt Salmon & Amy L. Burns, Manager, Kurt Salmon

Sixth Annual Apparel Research Study & Analysis

Against a backdrop of skyrocketing labor costs, a depreciation of the U.S. dollar in foreign markets and uncertain stability levels in some regions, sourcing executives are narrowing in on specific cost-savings measures, while staying mindful of quality needs and risk levels.

The Market:

The Top 10

08/01/2012 - Jordan K. Speer

Department stores have come full circle as prime shopping destinations.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Lori Kinser, product manager for Factory Xpress, TradeCard

Retail Intelligence:

The Secret to Staffing Success

07/17/2012 - Deena M. Amato-McCoy

Leading retailers share how automated scheduling and task management systems measurably improve customer service.

Concept-to-Spec: In Brief:

TradeStone Software Partners with AsiaInspection on Testing, with MicroStrategy on BI

08/01/2012 -


Lectra's New Vector Fabric Cutter Helps Pandora Boost Quality

07/18/2012 - Jordan Speer, Editor in Chief

The new ergonomic, intuitive, visual interface enables continuous monitoring and control of every step of the manufacturing process, alerting the operator in case of a hazard.

Grupo M, Blue River Denim's "Laundry Lab" Creates Innovative Washes, Finishes

07/09/2012 - Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor

The Grupo M "Laundry Lab" is being equipped with all the latest technology and will accommodate designers and product development teams from the company's current customers as well as new brands looking to tap in to produce premium products in the Dominican Republic.

Research and Reports:

After PLM: What Comes Next? Perfecting Supply Chain Execution

08/01/2012 -

For maximum velocity and flexibility in meeting demand, a focus on global sourcing and supply chain management (SCM) is essential.

Looking for Cost Savings in All the Right Places

08/01/2012 - By Andrew Billings, Manager, Kurt Salmon & Amy L. Burns, Manager, Kurt Salmon

Sixth Annual Apparel Research Study & Analysis

Against a backdrop of skyrocketing labor costs, a depreciation of the U.S. dollar in foreign markets and uncertain stability levels in some regions, sourcing executives are narrowing in on specific cost-savings measures, while staying mindful of quality needs and risk levels.