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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.


 


Discover How To Keep Up With More of Your Mobile Customers
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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Planning in the Omnichannel World with a Single View of Inventory
5/13/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
Rich Pedott, Partner, Columbus Consulting
Peter Charness, SVP America’s & CMO, TXT MAPLE LAKE
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How product lifecycle management fuels the momentum of fashion How product lifecycle management fuels the momentum of fashion
8/1/2014
Leading fashion companies generate a special kind of momentum, a phenomenon where recent success fuels current success, which in turn sparks future success. The ability to rapidly turn today’s hit product into tomorrow’s durable brand is no accident—it’s a specific set of practices that companies can identify and repeat to achieve lasting competitive advantage. Read this White Paper – authored by Bob McKee, Infor, Industry Strategy Director to learn how fashion companies need to strive for better responsiveness to consumer trends, more efficient design and production, smarter sourcing, and improved capabilities for monitoring compliance and sustainability requirements.

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Virtual Fitting - What is Possible? Virtual Fitting - What is Possible?
8/1/2014
Customer and market-driven products are the main objective for success. The route taken to achieve that objective must be constantly shortened, making processes faster and more cost-efficient. This specifically requires using the right processes and technologies, for example, increasing the effectiveness of prototyping through virtual 3D. We invite you to learn more about the capabilities of today's virtual fitting technology.
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