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 October 2011
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Cover Story:
Wacoal America Adds a Direct Online Sales Channel
09/28/2011
When this lingerie manufacturer began selling directly to consumers, it made sure its e-commerce operation would fit well with its wholesale business – and with its existing warehouse operations.
Publisher's Note:
Second Chance for Western Hemisphere Sourcing
10/03/2011
Author: Susan S. Nichols

The Market: Briefs:
Apparel Names Hannel 2011 All Star Educator of the Year
10/05/2011

Athleta Invades NYC
08/10/2011
Gap's fitness-themed apparel retail stores get their first East Coast locations on New York's Upper East and Upper West Sides.
Retail Intelligence:
Mobile, Cross-Channel, Customer Engagement Take Center Stage at eTail
09/13/2011
At the eTail conference in Boston, executives offered tips on everything from connecting with your customers on mobile and formulating an effective email marketing strategy to honing your retargeting program and creating a single view across channels.
Retail Intelligence: In Brief:
How Rue La La Creates the Ooh La La
09/08/2011
Author: By Susan Nichols
Rue La La founder shares the secrets to the flash sale site's e-commerce success.
Supply Chain:
What's the Future of Item-Level RFID?
09/28/2011
Author: By Patrick Javick
The next few years should see most major retailers and their trading partners implement EPC-enabled RFID into their operations.
Sourcing & Logistics:
We Wear Global Growth: AAFA's Plan to Spur Job Creation by Opening Markets
09/23/2011
Author: By Kevin M. Burke
According to the American Apparel and Footwear Association, the U.S. apparel industry cannot forge ahead without passing critical legislation.
All Eyes on Americas at Sourcing at MAGIC
08/31/2011
There is great opportunity for a surge in apparel production in the Western Hemisphere and a rise in U.S. apparel exports, but much momentum will be lost without passage of pending free trade agreements and an extension of the Nicaragua TPL.
Concept-to-Spec Case Study:
Finding the Right Pattern for Growth
09/15/2011
By embracing technology solutions such as OptiTex's pattern-design software, New Zealand outdoor apparel company Icebreaker is taking its high-performance sportswear to new heights.
Research and Reports:
RFID: Opening the Door to Omni-Channel Retailing
09/29/2011
Author: By John-Pierre Kamel and Marshall Kay, RFID Sherpas LLC
Apparel’s 5th RFID Report examines the state of retail adoption of RFID and makes the case that RFID is the only technology that can ensure the inventory accuracy and transparency required for retailers to be able to quickly, accurately and efficiently fulfill orders emanating from any channel, from any location.

PLM-Plus: The New Standard of Competitiveness
09/28/2011
Next-generation PLM systems, often web-based and known as extended PLM or PLM-plus, are giving apparel firms a leg up in successfully combining traditional product lifecycle management capabilities with functionality more typically associated with global sourcing and supply chain management tools. The result is increased efficiency and cost savings and dramatic improvements in speed to market.


 


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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