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 December 2011
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Editor's Note:
Gearing Up for 2012
12/01/2011
Author: Jordan K. Speer

Event Report:
Gerber Focuses on Innovation to Drive New Solutions
11/07/2011
Nearly 200 industry executives from a variety of leading brands and attended ideation2011, Gerber Technology’s 13th annual software conference.
Innovation and Growth Take Center Stage at Apparel's Executive Forum
11/07/2011
What do Shakespeare and Mick Jagger have in common? Both were quoted at this year’s Apparel Executive Forum, held last month in San Antonio.
Research and Reports:
Sourcing Maturity: Finding the Path to Sourcing and PLM Integration Excellence
11/22/2011
Author: Janet Suleski & Lucie Draper
In an environment where lead time, cost management, product quality, and access to raw materials force sourcing organizations into tough decisions sometimes at odds with the goals of consumer-centricity, sourcing maturity and alignment with product lifecycle management activities play an increasingly important role in balancing the tradeoffs that must be made.
Why Continuous, Integrated Planning is All The Fashion
11/21/2011
Today’s savvy apparel brands and retailers recognize the need for a technology-based holistic planning approach that allows for continuous re-planning within the season in order to capitalize on consumer buying patterns in the here and now.
OUTLOOK 2012
11/17/2011
Author: Jordan K. Speer
In wrapping up 2011 and looking forward to — or perhaps bracing for — 2012, Apparel turned to its esteemed Editorial Advisory Board, along with a few other industry executives, to gain the perspective of their views on the coming year. Specifically, we asked about challenges and opportunities, the role technology will play and expectations for the year vs. the past 12 months. Here’s what they had to say.

 


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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