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Re-examining Omnichannel with Next-Generation Demand Chain Management

5/30/2014 - As consumers become more digitally-savvy, their demands are changing the way they shop for and procure merchandise. As a result, fashion brands are focusing on next-generation supply chain solutions, a commitment that enables them to efficiently respond to consumer demand, and deliver the customer experience loyal shoppers expect. Download Now

PLM for Apparel 2014: The Next Stage of Alignment Begins to Take Shape

5/30/2014 - 9th Annual Apparel Magazine Research Study:
Looking ahead to the factors that apparel companies believe will shape the next stage of PLM maturity, we find that while cost management remains the top influence, strategies related to the orchestration of product design and development activities cumulatively surpass cost cutting as the primary expected influence over the next three years. Download Now

2014 Top Innovators

5/1/2014 - Apparel congratulates its 2014 Innovators for their moxie, creativity and good old-fashioned elbow grease — because, let’s face it, turning innovation into reality means getting your hands dirty! This year’s award winners moved the industry forward in a host of truly unique ways. Download Now

PLM Without Boundaries: Orchestrating the Global Fashion Enterprise

4/30/2014 - Apparel brands and retailers can leverage product lifecycle management (PLM) tools to achieve synchronization and orchestration — however, they must embrace the concept of “PLM without boundaries” to facilitate the flow of information that drives all aspects of the global apparel enterprise, beginning with seasonal forecasts and ending only when finished product is purchased by the consumer. Download Now

Lean ERP Is the New Normal

4/30/2014 - With advances in integrated ERP, apparel businesses can leverage robust computing capabilities while managing a healthy bottom line and lean operations. Download Now

Cross-Channel Report 2014

3/27/2014 -
Three Consumer Expectations That Are Transforming Online Shopping

PwC’s annual global survey of online shoppers shows consumers paring down the number of online stores that they frequent as they hone in on retailers and brands that tell a good story and perfect the shopping experience. Download Now

2014 Top Technology Trends in the Apparel Market

2/3/2014 - As the apparel industry sets its sights on the introduction of new products and categories as its leading growth driver, the result is higher levels of investments in PLM, product portfolio management and supply chain planning and more, all designed to increase flexibility and the ability to respond profitably to the market opportunities at retail. Download Now

Outlook 2014

12/2/2013 - Optimism tinged with significant concerns about the true health of the economy and the prospects for growth might best describe the overall sentiment when it comes to retail in 2014. Read on to hear what members of Apparel’s Editorial Advisory Board and other industry executives had to say about gridlock in Washington, shifts in consumer demand, must-have technologies, an uptick in U.S. manufacturing, the TPP and much more of what will figure prominently in how the coming year plays out.

PLUS: Vendor Viewpoint Interview with Robert McKee, Global Fashion Industry Strategy Director, Infor Download Now
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