PAST ISSUE

October 2012

Cover Story:

Casual Male Has Big Plans for Big Guys

10/01/2012 - Masha Zager

“Guys like choice and convenience,” says Casual Male’s Dennis Hernreich. The company’s new DestinationXL stores and website aim to give big and tall men plenty of both.

Supply Chain: Case Study:

Royce Too Puts Its Best Foot Forward

09/07/2012 - Masha Zager

Finding an ERP vendor that understood its business helped this hosiery company navigate major changes in the past few years.

Sourcing & Logistics:

Execs Discuss Innovation at Apparel's Sourcing Summit at MAGIC

09/07/2012 - Susan S. Nichols, Apparel publisher

Vendor portfolios, materials management, sustainability and technology under scrutiny as apparel companies strive to create balanced, strong and cost-effective sourcing supply chains.

Concept-to-Spec:

PLM Pushes Further into the Enterprise

10/01/2012 - Jordan K. Speer

Product lifecycle management is giving apparel brands and retailers crucial visibility from design through manufacturing, saving time and money and reducing waste along the way.

Research and Reports:

Driving PLM Adoption: What Works and Why

10/01/2012 -

A strong foundation comprised of three elements — sound change management strategies, flexible technology developed with an eye toward fashion industry requirements and methodologies and a responsive vendor partner — can put organizations firmly on the road to PLM adoption.

Pumping Up The Volume: RFID In The Apparel Industry

10/01/2012 -

Massive rollouts at J.C. Penney, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s raise the stakes for other department store chains and specialty retailers too.

The Apparel Top 50: Rankings by Social Media Popularity

09/13/2012 -

Fans continue to stream in, but monetizing content remains the holy grail of social media for apparel retailers and brands.