REPORTS

Excellence in Global Sourcing: Speed Trumps, But Quality Programs Remain Central

7/31/2015 — Greater speed to market is a top priority in global sourcing this year, while companies remain focused on quality as they explore new sourcing partners and regions.

Latest Reports

The Apparel Top 50 for 2015

7/6/2015 - Ready. Set. Go. The Top 50 share many points of commonality, but the biggest might be that they are all feverishly pursuing better, faster and more personalized customer engagement. Download Now >>

A Decade of PLM Development

6/1/2015 - Given the scale of PLM investment to date, along with the planned investments and hoped-for returns on those investments, there is much opportunity for apparel and retail executives and supply chain leaders to leverage the technology as a whole for a much broader set of benefits. Download Now >>

EKN Research Reports

EKN Research: Customer-Centricity: The Holy Grail of Omni-channel Merchandising

8/3/2015 - While retailers are making great strides with customer-centricity in marketing and customer service, merchandising has not made the same progress. The move toward customer-centricity will require not just higher levels of coordination but for many retail organizations dramatic cultural change. Download this benchmark report to learn about priority initiatives, challenges and technology trends in 2015 & beyond related to building customer-centric merchandising/assortments discover areas related to business processes, technology and strategies where best-in-class retailers focus. Download Now >>

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A Fashion Brand's Guide to Building Consumer Intimacy in the Digital Age

8/12/2015
Given the context of today's fashion industry, it is clear that a customer-obsessed model has become the new frontier of business. In this guide we outline how fashion brands can meet this objective by leveraging complete visibility of customer interactions across all touchpoints to get closer to the consumer and achieve a competitive edge in today's complex omni-channel landscape.
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APPAREL EVENTS

2015 Apparel Executive Forum
2015 Apparel East