January 2007

Cover Story:

Cover Story: Wal-Mart Goes ECO

01/01/2007 - Jordan K. Speer

Wal-Mart's commitment to global sustainability has put sustainable textiles squarely on the retailer's agenda.

Publisher's Note:

Publisher's Note

01/01/2007 -

We all know the old adage that you can't improve what you can't measure. Indeed, you can't even begin to assess your performance if you can't measure it.

Retail Intelligence: In Brief:

La Senza Goes Live with NSB

12/06/2006 -

La Senza, the 300-store Canadian retail chain that recently was acquired by Limited Brands, has gone live with NSB's merchandising and replenishment solution.

Retail Intelligence In Brief: January 2007

01/01/2007 -

SAS CEO Shares Perspectives on Retail Chooses Marketmax for Planning The SAS Institute Inc., which celebrated 30 years in business last year and is on its way to reaching $2 billion.

Supply Chain: Case Study:

Kaufhof's Differentiating Factor: RFID

01/01/2007 - Jordan K. Speer

RFID technology is paving the way for this Germany-based department store to improve visibility into its inventory.

Supply Chain: In Brief:

Paxar Introduces PaxarComplyline

11/21/2006 -

Paxar Corp. has developed a new solution called PaxarComplyline, which is being launched first in the European market but also is available to U.S. customers.

Supply Chain In Brief: January 2007

01/01/2007 -

Paxar Corp. has developed a new solution called PaxarComplyline, which was launched in the European market but also is available to U.S. customers.

Sourcing & Logistics: Case Study:

How Gap Manages Social Compliance

01/01/2007 - Chelan David

It's been 10 years since Gap Inc. established its vendor code of conduct and global compliance team. Since then, the retailer has embraced a more collaborative approach and leveraged systems to a greater extent to measure vendor performance.

Sourcing & Logistics: In Brief:

Sourcing & Logistics In Brief: January 2007

01/01/2007 -

Brandot International, an apparel holding company founded by former Mast Industries chief Martin Trust, has announced a joint venture in India with the Bannari Amman Group.

Concept-to-Spec Case Study:

Making Color Count - Part I

01/01/2007 - Jordan K. Speer

Implementing digital color programs, dealing with multi-sourced product and integrating color systems with PLM top the list of challenges for color management professionals.

Quicksilver: Surf's Up for PLM

01/01/2007 - Jordan K. Speer

A new PLM system is allowing Quiksilver's design teams to share large art files globally in real time, eliminating major time lags and improving the creative process.

Concept-to-Spec: In Brief:

Concept-to-Spec In Brief

01/01/2007 -

Patagonia has expanded its use of FlexPLM, PTC's retail, footwear and apparel solution, to optimize the design and manufacturing of its apparel lines.

Fiber-to-Fabric: Case Study:

'Dynamic' Technical Outerwear Collaboration

01/01/2007 -

Cloudveil worked closely with Schoeller to integrate Schoeller-dynamic fabric and NanoSphere technology into its new Switchback jacket.

Fiber-to-Fabric: In Brief:

Fiber-to-Fabric In Brief: January 2007

01/01/2007 -

Organization Anticipates Burgeoning Growth for Organic Fibers Jill Dumain, director of environmental analysis, Patagonia Inc., has been elected chair of the board of directors for the Oakland, CA-based Organic Exchange (OE), a non-profit organization comm


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