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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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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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