The PLM market is expected to grow by up to 40% annually by 2014. Apparel companies view PLM as a vital investment and are rushing to implement this technology in order to accelerate speed-to-market, increase process visibility, and enhance collaboration. This whitepaper will take you through the important first steps when you are deciding on what PLM solution to choose, and how to remove the uncertainty from the selection process to achieve the maximum possible return on your investment.
Discover how 1 in 5 online bargain hunters were duped by rogue websites selling counterfeits. This eye-opening Shopping Report from MarkMonitor challenges common assumptions about consumers and counterfeits. Download now!
Aligning with third-party solution providers to manage e-commerce IT and operations can yield advantages for apparel brands and retailers, such as lower capital expenses and the ability to focus finite resources on their core competencies.
In today’s competitive retail environment, L.E.K. Consulting believes a new customer excellence model where retailers are highly engaged and responsive at every stage of the shopping experience is the key to making your brand stand out. L.E.K. outlines three successful attributes of retail customer excellence in this Executive Insights report.
Where is the opportunity to reduce costs in the supply chain? The fashion industry has driven about as much cost out of the product itself as we are going to. We keep looking for more ways to reduce material and labor costs, but these are not the right cost components. The room for further improvement in those categories is marginal at best and volatile at worst. The right places to look depend in part on where you do business. The luxury market has different rules from the specialty and commodity markets. Across the spectrum, however, business process improvements, sustainability initiatives and clear data visibility offer the most attainable and maintainable cost reductions. Read this fourth in a series of White Papers – authored by Bob McKee, Infor, Industry Strategy Director where he will share insights modelled on specific cases and customer best practices.
Retail is undergoing a transformation, and retailers are making a move towards omnichannel to stay relevant. Traditional systems are no longer sufficient, and leaders are adopting powerful, cloud-based technology to gain visibility and connect with trading partners.
In the next five years, retailers believe developing a more engaging in-store customer experience will be business critical. This paper takes a look at the changes in the industry including changing shopper mindsets and behaviors, and the new expectations shoppers have for their in-store experience.
With an integrated merchandising solution, retailers can see improved sales and achieve a better understanding of planning and performance metrics, including retail sales, margins, inventory terms, category performance and customer needs.
There's no question that the world of retailing is changing at breakneck speeds as customers connect with brands in stores, via their computers, virtual shopping kiosks, tablets, smart phones, Facebook, Pinterest and more. But is the supply chain ready for this multichannel revolution, particularly from the distribution point of view? This white paper explores the key considerations for developing the right multichannel supply side solution.
Investigate the potential of social media and mobile apps to increase your share in a huge online market -- if you are ready. A new white paper, e-Sales in a Borderless World: Opportunity or Threat?, examines the maturation of e-commerce and the rapid takeoff of mobile commerce in the U.S., EU and Asia Pacific. It recommends simple ways to manage multichannel sales generation, ordering, fulfillment and customer service in a complex global market.