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

The Customer-Centric Supply Chain

10/30/2013 - In today's retail environment  the consumer is calling the shots, influencing design all the way to delivery. As such, supply chains must be nimble, and supply chain technology must offer accurate visibility into production, inventory and the associated costs of moving product to meet demand. Download Now

RFID Takes Its Next Big Steps

10/1/2013 - RFID is looking up — literally. Overhead “eye in the sky” type solutions that provide a continuous view of each store’s on-hand inventory have captured the imagination of several leading retailers. Download Now

Delivering on PLM's Promise

10/1/2013 - Breaking down silos and opening more efficient communication, the fashion industry finds many benefits from cross-functional use of product lifecycle management (PLM) technology.
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2013 Guide to Software & IT Solutions

9/3/2013 - This special issue is a guide to suppliers of software and related IT solutions to the apparel marketplace, including vendor contact information, operating system requirements and a round-up of functions and services.
PLUS! Industry Perspectives
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Rethinking CRM as a Customer Engagement Tool

8/6/2013 - While CRM tools must continue to help to boost sales and drive loyalty, today’s tech-enabled age of customer-driven retailing dictates that CRM systems — like all modern retail technology solutions — must focus first and foremost not on benefitting  the retailer, but on serving and supporting the customer. Download Now
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The Global Out-of-Stock Crisis

The single worst scenario a retailer can face is an out-of-stock situation, particularly during crucial holiday and limited life seasons. GT Nexus issued a survey to 5,000 respondents globally to understand the number of times consumers deal with stock-outs, which channels these were most prominent, and how often this resulted in lost sales.
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