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June 2017

Cover Story:

Digital Business Begins to Make Its Mark on PLM

06/05/2017 - By Janet Suleski and Anna Toncheva, Gartner

A picture is emerging that supports the marriage of a PLM strategy and the technology backbone to design and develop apparel and soft goods products that are increasingly likely to embed internet-enabled technologies. This will allow firms to create more digital business moments, which will become critically important in the future.

Editor's Note:

In Apparel, There's a Whole Lot of Shake-up Going On

06/05/2017 - Jordan K. Speer, Editor in Chief

As organic growth is slowing, companies are relying on acquisitions to expand their businesses, and 2016 was a very active year for M&A activity.

Retail Intelligence:

For ALDO Group, Global Growth Is All About Gen Z

06/05/2017 - Jessica Binns, Senior Editor

The footwear and accessories company doubles down on commerce anywhere, relying on reimagined sales and operations planning to engineer its Gen Z-focused, channel-agnostic future.

Item-Level RFID: Gaining Momentum and Not Slowing Down

06/05/2017 - Michelle Covey, Vice President, Apparel and General Merchandise, GS1 US

With its ability to enhance inventory accuracy and speed across all shopping channels, the use of electronic product code (EPC)-enabled item-level radio frequency identification (RFID) in the apparel industry has opened the door for manufacturers and retailers alike to transcend outdated supply chain processes and truly deliver seamless shopping experiences.

Research and Reports:

Mastering Localized Assortment and Allocation Planning

06/07/2017 -

Facing Amazon's endless aisle and shoppers' omnichannel expectations, retailers are regrouping and in some cases revolutionizing how they plan and allocate merchandise.

PLM 2017: Are You Ready for the Evolution?

06/07/2017 -

With the latest evolution, PLM encourages more inclusivity for multiple internal teams and external suppliers. It also enables greater process automation and analysis of important product development and supply chain information. In addition, PLM in 2017 promises a user experience that entices creative teams to collaborate.

Whitepapers:

PLM 2017: Are You Ready for the Evolution?

06/05/2016 -

With the latest evolution, PLM encourages more inclusivity for multiple internal teams and external suppliers. It also enables greater process automation and analysis of important product development and supply chain information. In addition, PLM in 2017 promises a user experience that entices creative teams to collaborate.

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