REPORTS

2016 TOP INNOVATORS

5/3/2016 — This year’s crop of Innovators is on the front lines when it comes to harnessing technology to please their customers and make their businesses run better. In the profiles that follow, you’ll learn how companies are innovating in a multitude of ways, from new product ideation, to tapping into data to improve fit and maximize fabric yield, to refining garments for particular professions, to embracing BI for greater insight into supply chains and inventory, to forging new digital strategies and much, much more.

Latest Reports

The Rise of Integrated Reporting & Analytics

5/2/2016 - Why It’s Smart to Invest in Integrated Reporting & Analytics

Big data, analytics and BI — these are all hot terms in tech that have crossed over into fashion and apparel in the past few years. In fact, a recent survey conducted by CGS identified that 92 percent of decision makers in fashion and apparel planned to maintain or increase spending in analytics solutions.

This kind of smart data can be referred to as actionable intelligence. Moreover, these data-driven insights can guide a wide range of strategic business decisions to help companies drive revenue, improve operations, reduce costs and much more. Download Now >>

Extracting Value from Fashion RFID

5/2/2016 - Radio-frequency identification (RFID) can help apparel retailers with many of today’s greatest business priorities. The return on investment can be traced to greater inventory accuracy, faster fulfillment and better insight into consumer shopping behavior. Download Now >>

EKN Research Reports

EKN: 3rd Annual Stores Benchmark: Stores as Hubs of Omnichannel: Myth vs. Reality

10/29/2015 - The complexities of creating a single integrated channel experience in the store are tremendous and the pressure of cost justifying each investment has slowed (not stalled) retailer’s efforts. Download this benchmark report to understand business challenges, capabilities, priorities and investment areas retailers need to focus on when undergoing omnichannel transformation for stores. Download Now >>

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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Going to the Source: Supplier Relationship Micro Management

5/22/2016
Suppliers are a retailer’s or manufacturer’s most valuable asset, and those that have successfully aligned with their key suppliers enjoy reduced risk factors and improved innovation, quality, reliability, and costs/price reductions. Amber Road’s latest white paper investigates how to leverage your technology investments to enhance your expansive global supplier networks. 
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APPAREL EVENTS

2016 Apparel Sourcing Summit
2016 Apparel Executive Forum