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Driving the Science of Design: Redefining the Role of PLM Technology

6/22/2015 — The fashion and consumer lifestyle products industry needs PLM technology to manage much more than the traditional "front end" of the supply chain. This report explores how the scope of PLM software has been redefined, expanded and enhanced to meet changing business requirements.

Digital Printing for Apparel: Keys to Optimizing Your Workflow

4/1/2015
Digital textile printing offers the potential for unlimited creativity, greater flexibility, and faster time-to-market for designers and production professionals. Learn about the benefits of this exciting new technology, and the keys to integrating digital printing into your production workflow, from initial design through final placement and production.  Download Now >>

Integrated Technology: The Heart of Omnichannel Success

3/16/2015
This report explores technologies and best practices for meeting consumer expectations and demand for a seamless shopping, delivery and returns experience and includes best practice expertise from leading industry analysts such as Kurt Salmon, Gartner, Demand Worldwide and business technology leaders at companies like Aerosoles. Download Now >>

A Model for Change – Part 1: The Need for Transformation

11/1/2014
The pace of fashion has never been faster. Fast fashion, social media and mobile technologies have given consumers the power of instantaneous sharing. The market is increasingly saturated and consumers increasingly sophisticated, which makes tried and true fashion strategies such as geographic expansion and internationalization more complex than in the past. The fashion industry--our industry and the way we work--has been forever changed. This paper highlights the major shifts that have led fashion to its current state and how companies are responding to the new fashion landscape, suggesting a model for change.

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Solutions & Strategies for Supply Chain Assurance and Collaboration: A Retailer's Quest for a Unified Buying Cycle

10/1/2014
P2P gaps plague retail relations with suppliers, 3rd party logistics and other partners. The impact? Escalated transaction costs per invoice, low contract compliance, longer lead times for orders, slow cash-cash conversion cycles, increased chargebacks and vendor dissatisfaction. A major opportunity exists for streamlining one vision of an integrated purchase order and creating a unified buy­ing cycle for the retailer, supply chain partners and the overall network. Retail industry analyst Sahir Anand from Edgell Knowledge Network describes how to create a single view and vision for orders and supply chain transactions - from source to settlement to sale - across any channel. Download Now >>

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