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The Upstream and Downstream Benefits of RFID

7/31/2015 - EPC-enabled RFID provides tangible benefits and results because of its ability to deliver inventory visibility — a key pillar of omnichannel retailing.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Peg Kastner, Vice President of Professional Services, Checkpoint Systems

Moving Toward a 'Fulfill-from-Anywhere' Model

7/1/2015 - True omnichannel fulfillment ultimately requires inventory visibility, as well as a more integrated, standards-based approach across all members of the supply chain.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Bob McKee, Senior Product Director, Global Fashion Industry SME, Infor

Outdoor Cap Company Boosts Warehouse Performance

6/1/2015 - Implementing the Simparel warehouse management solution allowed this headwear specialist to transfer and ship its products faster and more efficiently.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with John Robinson, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Simparel

Minimizing Supply Chain Disruptions: Leveraging PLM to Reduce Risk

3/31/2015 - Companies that have implemented PLM should not stop at product adoption. Existing investments in PLM can be leveraged even deeper into the product development process and throughout the entire supply chain to minimize risk and disruptions.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Ken Fearnley, Chief Technology Officer, Simparel

Five Frequently Asked Questions about RFID

1/2/2015 - Adoption of RFID in the apparel industry is on the upswing, but confusion about the technology remains. It’s time to set the record straight about RFID reliability, read rates, cost and more.
PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Sarath Chandershaker, Vice President and General Manager of Merchandise Visibility and RFID, Checkpoint.

Outlook 2015

12/1/2014 - In this annual report, Apparel’s Editorial Advisory Board members and other apparel executives take a stab at predicting some of the challenges and opportunities we might expect in 2015. What’s the word? Expect further bifurcation of the market into luxury and lower-end product as it mirrors the increasing economic divide, the growth of omnichannel retailing, social media’s increasing influence on the consumer and much, much more.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Steven Quon, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Jesta I.S.

RG Barry Accessorizes with Simparel ERP

11/1/2014 - Once a specialty footwear company, RG Barry is now a multi-brand lifestyle accessories powerhouse charting a path for future growth. It needed an ERP system that could grow with it.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with John Robinson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Simparel

Maximizing the Value of Sampling

11/1/2014 - Smart use of technologies such as PLM, 3D and BI can bring merch, design and tech development teams together to reap more from the sampling process while cutting costs and sample iterations and ultimately getting the right product to market faster.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Luis Velazquez, Business Consultant with Lectra North America
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