| In This Issue|
| Magazine Sections|
|Thinking Outside the Bulk-Food Bin|
Author: Jordan K. Speer
|Developing Leaner Product Development and Sourcing Operations|
Author: Peter Brown and Adi Zukerman
Retailers take note: ‘Lean’ isn’t just for the manufacturing floor. It can strip the waste from your product development processes too.
|Concept-to-Spec Case Study:|
|Hanesbrands Gets Fit with Alvanon|
Author: Masha Zager
Sizing garments, once an art, has become a science. With accurate measurements and computer-modeled forms, Hanesbrands can create active and casual wear that looks and feels great for a variety of body types.
|Going to NRF's Big Show|
The National Retail Federation’s 102nd annual convention and expo will offer a wide range of presentations and technologies to help businesses run smarter.
|Research and Reports:|
|2013 Top Technology Trends in the Apparel Market|
Author: By Janet Suleski, Research Director, Supply Chain & Apparel and Lucie Draper, Researcher, Research Data & Analytics, Gartner
For many apparel companies, technology has made the transition from simply being a means to boosting efficiency to acting as strategic enabler for balancing efficiency, innovation, and the demands of ever-broadening channel and geographic reaches.