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 June 2012
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Cover Story:
PLM for Apparel 2012: Investing for Sustained Success
05/31/2012
Author: 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.
Editor's Note:
The Great Supply Chain Disruptor
06/04/2012
Author: Jordan K. Speer

The Market:
How Ecommerce is Changing the Way Consumers Shop — and How Retailers Sell
06/04/2012
Author: Jordan K. Speer
“Social and mobile are disrupting traditional marketing,” says Peter Leech, partner at The Partnering Group and former CMO of Onlineshoes.com.

The Market: Briefs:
Survey: Consumers Will Abandon Small Businesses Because of Poor Websites
06/04/2012

What Are Brands Focusing on Right Now? "Conversational Marketing"
03/14/2012
Author: Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor
Companies are eager to interact with the smartphone-wielding, Facebook-status-updating members of "Generation C."
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
Author: 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

Concept-to-Spec:
For Brands Moving to Asia, Ensuring Sizing Isn't Lost in Translation
03/16/2012
Author: Padma Nagappan
U.S. brands going after the lucrative retail markets in Asia find that succeeding there requires more than a tweak or two to usual strategy, since one size most certainly does not fit all.
Fiber-to-Fabric:
Biking to Work With Levi's Commuter Series
05/12/2012
Author: 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
Author: 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
Author: 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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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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Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
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A Model for Change – Part 1: The Need for Transformation A Model for Change – Part 1: The Need for Transformation
11/1/2014
The pace of fashion has never been faster. Fast fashion, social media and mobile technologies have given consumers the power of instantaneous sharing. The market is increasingly saturated and consumers increasingly sophisticated, which makes tried and true fashion strategies such as geographic expansion and internationalization more complex than in the past. The fashion industry--our industry and the way we work--has been forever changed. This paper highlights the major shifts that have led fashion to its current state and how companies are responding to the new fashion landscape, suggesting a model for change.

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Solutions & Strategies for Supply Chain Assurance and Collaboration: A Retailer's Quest for a Unified Buying Cycle Solutions & Strategies for Supply Chain Assurance and Collaboration: A Retailer's Quest for a Unified Buying Cycle
10/1/2014
P2P gaps plague retail relations with suppliers, 3rd party logistics and other partners. The impact? Escalated transaction costs per invoice, low contract compliance, longer lead times for orders, slow cash-cash conversion cycles, increased chargebacks and vendor dissatisfaction. A major opportunity exists for streamlining one vision of an integrated purchase order and creating a unified buy­ing cycle for the retailer, supply chain partners and the overall network. Retail industry analyst Sahir Anand from Edgell Knowledge Network describes how to create a single view and vision for orders and supply chain transactions - from source to settlement to sale - across any channel.
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