| In This Issue|
| Magazine Sections|
Author: Jordan K. Speer
In closing 2012 and looking ahead to 2013, Apparel
turned to its Editorial Advisory Board and other industry executives to hear their views on the coming year. Specifically we asked about concerns relative to the economy, key characteristics of leading apparel companies and harnessing consumer power. Here's what they had to say.
PLUS: Vendor Viewpoint — Interview with Stuart Aldridge, Director of Pre-sales, TXT MAPLE LAKE
|2013: Year of the Onshoring Movement? |
Author: Susan S. Nichols
This year certainly has not been a boring one for the apparel and retail world, and as we reflect on major 2012 themes while looking toward 2013, onshoring definitely makes the list.
|Gerber Focuses on Product Development, Innovation to Offer End-to-End Apparel Solutions|
Author: Jordan Speer, Editor in Chief
Abercrombie & Fitch, Fruit of the Loom, Merrell Among Apparel Brands Improving Business with PLM, where Gerber is focusing significant investment.
|Research and Reports:|
|Sourcing Maturity: Apparel Companies Reach a New Stage Integrating Sourcing and PLM|
The complexity to feed progressively more consumer-driven and locally-tuned retail strategies is requiring apparel companies to drive sourcing and PLM linkages harder and faster than ever before.