In Apparel’s 2nd annual Technology Outlook, reducing product costs stands out as the key business initiative for the second year in a row, with improving the e-commerce experience the top priority in terms of supporting growth in 2019.
Although enabling agility, optimizing efficiency and driving sustainability are not new value-driving capabilities, technologies such as robotics, analytics, digitization and block chain are critical to enabling these capabilities for next-generation sourcing enterprises.
PLM software vendors see a chance to disrupt the software market by offering differentiated 3D functionality ahead of their competition. First, though, the industry must recognize PLM as an end-to-end business discipline worthy of advanced strategic thinking and technology investments.
This year’s group of 26 Apparel Innovator Award winners is pushing the barriers when it comes to satisfying consumer demand. Read on to learn about a wide range of innovations ranging from unique product offerings to smart uses of technology.
The pressure is on for further investment to link supply chain activities and PLM activities together and make combined investments with a goal of achieving business agility in an increasingly complex global environment.
With unified enterprise systems for greater inventory visibility, algorithms designed to gain deeper product and customer insights, 3D for faster and more efficient design
and development, and much much more, this year’s Innovators are addressing and fulfilling consumer demand.
Apparel's survey of apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers reveals expectations for technology focus in the coming year, including an emphasis on BI and analytics for gleaning an even deeper understanding of the consumer.
Fashion retailers need only two words to describe the frenetic pace of change taking place within their industry: Amazon and Zara. Together, these retail giants are changing the way clothing is distributed and sold across the globe, leaving other companies in a seemingly perpetual state of catch up.