| In This Issue|
| Magazine Sections|
|[Shop]-Kickin' It Into Gear|
Author: Deena M. Amato-McCoy
Apparel retailers use location-based apps to drive loyalty and sales.
|Get Feedback. It Closes the Loop.|
Author: Jordan K. Speer
|Selling to the New Chinese Consumer|
While label-conscious conspicuous consumption dominates the tastes of the newly wealthy Chinese consumer, a more subtle sophistication is evolving at the uppermost echelons of society.
|The Market: Briefs:|
|Liz Claiborne Refocuses on Retail|
|Black Friday's Allure Fades This Holiday Season, Survey Finds|
Only 44 percent of survey respondents say they're likely to hit the stores on the day after Thanksgiving, when retailers offer deep discounts and big deals to kick off the holiday shopping season.
|Kellwood Launches Rock'N'Roll-Inspired Denim Brand|
Lamb & Flag launches in November 2011 with three stores in southern California that will carry the Lamb & Flag collection and other complementary brands.
|Retail Intelligence: Case Study:|
|With iPad App, GUESS? Isn't Guessing on Planning and Allocating |
The apparel brand's business intelligence team developed an iPad application that buyers, planners and allocators love to use — and that delivers real-time data to help employees act quickly and make well-informed decisions.
|Retail Intelligence: In Brief:|
|1&1 MyWebsite: Fit for Facebook and Smartphones|
1&1 MyWebsite owners can now optimize their sites for use on smartphones and take advantage of social media integration.
|Donna Karan Chooses Maple Lake for Assortment Planning|
The international fashion retailer has deployed Maple Lake's QuickAssortment software to customize store offerings based on customer preference in each geographical area.
|Checkpoint Unveils Loss Prevention, Inventory Visibility RFID Solution|
Find out how Checkpoint's RFID Overhead EAS Solution helps retailers to reduce shrink and improve inventory visibility at the point of exit.
|Supply Chain: Case Study:|
|David's Bridal Ties the Knot with DOM Software |
Author: By Amy Roach Partridge
With improved customer delivery times, a more accurate picture of inventory, and support for its growing e-commerce channel, David's Bridal finds a perfect match in Manhattan Associates' DOM solution.
|Supply Chain: In Brief:|
|Redbox Addresses Security in Multi-site Retail Environment|
|Jesta I.S. App Improves Communication Across the Supply Chain|
Vision Mobile enables retailers, wholesalers and brand manufacturers to efficiently connect with the creators and consumers of enterprise information.
|Esquel Group Drives Growth with Planning Software|
Esquel Group turned to FastReact to centralize its capacity management and production planning capabilities across its manufacturing facilities in China, Malaysia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
|Sourcing & Logistics:|
|Sourcing in the Western Hemisphere|
Author: Masha Zager
Driven by the rising cost of labor in Asia, as well as other factors including transportation costs, time to market and concerns about political upheaval, apparel executives are taking a closer look at the Western Hemisphere to determine if it can better meet some of their sourcing needs.
|Sourcing & Logistics: In Brief:|
|New Sourcing Platform Links Buyers with Socially Responsible Manufacturing|
|NOL Ships … Education?|
|Concept-to-Spec: In Brief:|
|Fashion Designer David Chu to Implement Visual 2000 Enterprise Software |
|s.Oliver to Streamline Design and Development with PLM |
|New iPhone App Allows Centric PLM Users to Capture, Share Design Inspiration |
With the Capture It for iPhone app, Centric 8 PLM users can take a photo of a design inspiration, mark it up and share instantly with colleagues.
|Fiber-to-Fabric: In Brief:|
|Less Water, Electricity, Materials but Same Dyeing Results at Kingwhale|
|New Polyester Fiber Absorbs Water and Sweat while Repelling Oils|
|Seaweed's the Secret Behind Earth-Friendly Apparel|
IMAGINE GreenWear taps organic cotton and seaweed-based dyes to create collections for men, women, children and babies.
|Martex: "Your Waste Is Our Raw Material"|
Learn about Martex's efforts to achieve zero-landfill operations with new products and manufacturing facility expansions.
|Research and Reports:|
|Unified ERP: The Backbone of The Modern Apparel Company|
In a break from the past, many apparel companies today are opting for a more unified and modern ERP solution, one that incorporates much of the traditional PLM functionality as well as some supply chain management capabilities.