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 August 2012
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Cover Story:
Looking for Cost Savings in All the Right Places
08/01/2012
Author: 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.
Editor's Note:
Finding Your Spanda
08/01/2012
Author: Jordan K. Speer

The Market:
The Top 10
08/01/2012
Author: 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
Author: Deena M. Amato-McCoy
Leading retailers share how automated scheduling and task management systems measurably improve customer service.
Supply Chain:
What Makes the Case for Apparel Manufacturing Automation?
07/09/2012
Author: William Atkinson
Product type and volume, methods of manufacturing, ease of equipment maintenance and more determine whether automation is a good fit for an apparel manufacturer.
Sourcing & Logistics:
From Market Woes to Energy Shortages, Problems Plague Pakistani Textile Industry
06/19/2012
Author: By Manik Mehta
These are critical times for Pakistan's textile industry, which apart from facing a downturn in its traditional markets in the West, is also confronted with the grim prospect of rising raw-material prices and energy shortages.
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
Author: 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
Author: 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
Author: 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.

 


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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