REPORTS

PLM for Apparel 2016: A Fresh Look at PLM Technology, Role and Realism is Underway

6/1/2016 — As companies move to refresh or replace existing functionality, assess and alter the role of the PLM discipline in their companies, and still manage within the touchy global economic environment that is our reality, they must do so with an awareness of the digital business evolution and its still-unfolding promise that social, mobile, cloud, and business analytics hold for doing business differently.

Latest 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. 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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Inventory Management for Retail

6/17/2016
How to set up, manage and optimize a winning inventory system for your store. 

Inventory management relies on three things: people, processes, and technology. While software can give you the tools to store product information and track stock levels, it’s how you use these tools that will ultimately determine your inventory management success. Whether you’re choosing your inventory software for the first time or you already have a system and are looking to improve and further optimize it, this guide has you covered.
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APPAREL EVENTS

2016 Apparel Sourcing Summit
2016 Apparel Executive Forum