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SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION SERIES

Building a Risk-Free Supplier Community
7/13/2011
To stay competitive, retailers, private label brands and manufacturers are clearly re‐thinking the way they have traditionally done business. Most of the regions they typically use for sourcing have been impacted by dramatic economic and political shifts, not to mention sticker shock on raw materials and transportation costs, and as a result they are looking to solidify and strengthen their bonds with their partners throughout the supply chain. Download this new podcast to learn strategic best practices for building a risk‐free supplier community.

Download an accompanying white paper on supply chain efficiency here.
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Reacting to Uncertainty During Production
12/13/2010
Today's apparel and fashion supply chains are more global and complex. The need for agility to collaborate closely with the extended network of partners is paramount for retailers and private label brands looking to stay ahead of the competition. Download a new podcast with Susan Nichols, publisher of Apparel Magazine, and Gary Barraco, Director of Product Marketing for ecVision, about how to react to supply chain and market uncertainties by collaborating closely with suppliers during production.

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The Cotton Crisis - Raw Material Management
10/13/2010
Cotton yarn availability has been on the decline since late 2009, and the recent flooding in Pakistan was probably the straw that broke the camel's back for apparel and softlines retailers and brands that were already struggling to source cotton this year. Download this podcast featuring Gary Barraco, Director, Product Marketing, ecVision; Jon Devine, Economist, Cotton Inc.; and Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel, to learn proactive sourcing strategies for raw material and discover best practices to insulate your enterprise from the next unexpected chink in the supply chain. 

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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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The Reinvention of B2B eCommerce The Reinvention of B2B eCommerce
5/1/2014
Online sales and marketing vehicles are one of the most important channels fashion has for engaging with customers, but optimizing the value of your electronic interactions can be a complex undertaking. Front-end websites must be user-friendly and smart, but just as critical is tight integration to the back office systems used to produce, manage, and control the products you sell. If you cannot create an online platform that delivers across all fronts, you’re missing critical opportunities to engage with customers, increase sales, and extend your market reach across global time zones. Read this White Paper – authored by Bob McKee, Infor Industry Strategy Director, where he will share insights into the eCommerce market and just how Fashion companies can deliver on a 24/7 sales economy.

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Benefit-Based Promotions: How to Capture Real Value Without Giving Away the Store Benefit-Based Promotions: How to Capture Real Value Without Giving Away the Store
5/1/2014
L.E.K. Consulting discusses how retailers can avoid promotional traps by using the benefit-based promotional strategy to garner higher same-store sales and more profitable and incremental sales.
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