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 August 2012
Magazine Sections
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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The Reinvention of B2B eCommerce The Reinvention of B2B eCommerce
5/1/2014
Online sales and marketing vehicles are one of the most important channels fashion has for engaging with customers, but optimizing the value of your electronic interactions can be a complex undertaking. Front-end websites must be user-friendly and smart, but just as critical is tight integration to the back office systems used to produce, manage, and control the products you sell. If you cannot create an online platform that delivers across all fronts, you’re missing critical opportunities to engage with customers, increase sales, and extend your market reach across global time zones. Read this White Paper – authored by Bob McKee, Infor Industry Strategy Director, where he will share insights into the eCommerce market and just how Fashion companies can deliver on a 24/7 sales economy.

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Benefit-Based Promotions: How to Capture Real Value Without Giving Away the Store Benefit-Based Promotions: How to Capture Real Value Without Giving Away the Store
5/1/2014
L.E.K. Consulting discusses how retailers can avoid promotional traps by using the benefit-based promotional strategy to garner higher same-store sales and more profitable and incremental sales.
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