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May 2004

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10 Keys to Supply Chain Success: Close scrutiny into every slice of the apparel supply chain can turn up key areas where your company can achieve greater visibility.

05/01/2004 - By Jordan K. Speer, Apparel

Time squeezed out of the supply chain means more time and resources your company can devote to objectives of your choice.

Apparel Firms Relish Sports Illustrated Exposure

05/01/2004 -

The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue can be an excellent marketing vehicle for swimwear firms.

Apparel Vendors Link a Global Chain

05/01/2004 - By Deb Garbato, Retail Merchandiser

Worldwide sourcing, long cycles and seasonality make apparel one of the most challenging areas for supply chain management.

Applications in Action: Software selection and implementation news from apparel software and technology suppliers.

05/01/2004 -

ASAP of Georgia Inc. Atlanta Hosiery has selected Visual AS/APT for ERP, CRM and supply chain management requirements.

As China's presence grows

05/01/2004 -

As China's presence grows, Mexican producers increasingly view Central America as the new battle ground.

ASAP Exhibitor Views Differ on Quota Elimination: Highlights from the ASAP Global Sourcing Show.

05/01/2004 -

Outlooks about the effects of quota elimination varied at this past February's ASAP Global Sourcing Show in Las Vegas, where apparel manufacturers expressed a mixture of satisfaction, frustration and fear on the subject.

Athletes Out, Artists In? Increasingly, footwear firms are turning to hip-hop rappers for lucrative endorsement deals.

05/01/2004 -

DJ Funkmaster Flex, Birdman and Jay-Z. Do you know what these musicians have in common?

Consumer Insights Shared at AAFA Annual Meeting

05/01/2004 -

Know thy consumer. It's a golden rule for apparel brands, manufacturers and retailers, yet one of the most challenging to follow.

Designers Embrace CAD Differently: As CAD systems evolve, so do the ways apparel companies use them.

05/01/2004 - By Jamie Swedberg, Contributing Author

While more apparel manufacturers are moving toward the use of some kind of computer software to assist them in designing their product lines, you'd be hard-pressed to find two companies that use design technology the same way.

Full-Package Model at SPESA 2004: The Textile/Clothing Technology Corp. will feature the full-package apparel business model as part of its exhibition at SPESA 2004

05/01/2004 -

[TC]2, the Textile/Clothing Technology Corp., will sponsor a live working model of a "Full Package Center" within its booth, in conjunction with show organizer and industry trade association SPESA.

Illegal trade has done immense damage

05/01/2004 -

Illegal trade has done immense damage to the Mexican apparel industry's image and competitiveness.

ITG Forms from Burlington, Cone Combination: Entrepreneur Wilbur Ross forms ITG from Burlington and Cone businesses.

05/01/2004 -

International Textile Group (ITG) has been formed by the combination of Cone Mills and Burlington Industries by entrepreneurial business leader Wilbur L. Ross.

Leadership Apparel: Call for Applications

05/01/2004 -

Apparel Magazine seeks applicants for annual Leadership Apparel program.

Meet the Real China

05/01/2004 - Susan Black

In this month's Inside Apparel editorial, publisher Susan Black shares observations from a recent trip to China.

Mexico's Race Against Time

05/01/2004 - By Daniel Kaye and Charlotte Woodcock, Global Business Reports

With competition heating up from around the globe, Mexico is scrambling to build its full-package and fast-fashion infrastructure, and give its image a makeover.

New Software, Machinery to be Unveiled at Triennial Event

05/01/2004 - By Tracy Haisley, Apparel

The SPESA Expo, Material World and Technology Solutions events will take place May 18-20 in Miami

Northern Group Overhauls IT Infrastructure: Software Implementation Series, Part 1

05/01/2004 - By Tracy Haisley, Apparel

Two years ago Northern Group Retail Ltd. - the Canada-based specialty apparel retailer - found itself in a bit of a bind.

Product News - May 2004

05/01/2004 - By Tracy Haisley, Apparel

Adexa Inc. announced the general availability of version 5.3 of its Enterprise Global Planning System (eGPS).

Purchasing Habits of Adult Consumers in Past 12 Months

05/01/2004 -

Apparel's Data Bank consumer data from Scarborough Research.

Retail Systems Expo Explores RFID, Collaboration

05/01/2004 -

Event outlook article is a preview to Retail Systems Expo.

Return of the Sharp-Dressed Man: Men's fashion review from MAGIC's February 2004 show.

05/01/2004 - By Christian M. Chensvold, Special to Apparel

Time is the leading cause of amnesia.

Speer to Speak at Sourcing Show

05/01/2004 -

Apparel's senior editor Jordan Speer will be the speaker of honor at the awards ceremony of the Guatemala Apparel Sourcing Show, to be held May 5-7 in Guatemala City.

Top Consumer Goods and Clothing Industry Online Advertisers: Apparel's Data Bank e-tail data from Neilsen/Net Ratings.

05/01/2004 -

Trade Analysis Points to Lack of Major Change in 03

05/01/2004 -

A Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg study evaluates shifts in apparel retailing, manufacturing and sourcing in 2003.

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