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June 2012

Cover Story:

PLM for Apparel 2012: Investing for Sustained Success

05/31/2012 - JANET SULESKI and LUCIE DRAPER, GARTNER

Apparel companies are driving pragmatic benefits deep into their PLM processes as they lay the foundation for future use of the mobile, analytical, social and innovation tools held as a promise for enabling long-term benefits from PLM initiatives.

Supply Chain:

Limiting Loss

04/30/2012 -

How are apparel retailers using intelligent solutions to combat shrink — and improve the bottom line?

Sourcing & Logistics: Case Study:

Guess Who's a Sourcing Innovator

06/04/2012 - Masha Zager

Guess Inc. has winnowed its vendor pool down to a core group of high-performing companies. Collaborating with them through two key technology platforms helps keep costs down and quality high.

PLUS: Vendor Viewpoint — Interview with Kurt Cavano, Chairman and CEO of TradeCard

Fiber-to-Fabric:

Biking to Work With Levi's Commuter Series

05/12/2012 - Masha Zager

Levi's fine-tuned some of its iconic styles and incorporated high-tech finishes so that bicycle commuters can arrive at work clean, fresh, and comfortable.

All Star:

Apparel Salutes Its 2012 Sustainability All-Stars Award Winners

06/04/2012 - Masha Zager

Apparel's fourth annual Sustainability All Stars program recognizes Eileen Fisher, HanesBrands, Icebox Knitting and TAL Apparel for their willingness to measure, analyze and restructure across their enterprises now, and for their long-term vision of how much better things can be in the future.

Research and Reports:

PLM for Apparel 2012: Investing for Sustained Success

05/31/2012 - JANET SULESKI and LUCIE DRAPER, GARTNER

Apparel companies are driving pragmatic benefits deep into their PLM processes as they lay the foundation for future use of the mobile, analytical, social and innovation tools held as a promise for enabling long-term benefits from PLM initiatives.

The Flexible Warehouse: A New Frontier in Competitive Advantage

05/31/2012 -

As e-commerce grows and customer channels and preferences become more diverse, apparel brands and retailers are challenged to manage a complex mix of order profiles and service requirements.  For an increasing number of firms, the answer is a flexible materials handling/warehouse automation solution.

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