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Jordan Speer

Jordan Speer is Apparel's editor-in-chief. She can be reached at [email protected]

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June 2018

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Beyond the tactile parts of the apparel supply chain — the textiles and apparel themselves, of course, but also the shop-floor equipment and the ships and the pallets and the trucks and the conveyors and the packaging and the hangers draped over an
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June 2018

Among other benefits, interns can serve as eloquent brand ambassadors for your company — people who are likely to share their positive experience with their friends, family and colleagues.

Modern day “Made in America” is about much more than pumping out product stateside in Anytown, USA.

Returns fraud has become a universal problem in fashion, affecting brands of all sizes. The best solution lies in the combination of technology and operations.

To delight your customer, you’ve got to master omnichannel: reporting from Aptos Engage, NetSuite OneWorld and Manhattan Associates Momentum.

The shift to the modern warehouse isn't cheap, and cost pressures often lead companies to limit mobility or to leave mobile technology in place beyond its sell-by date. This will limit your ability to grow your business.

A study of 10 companies that implemented RFID, including adidas and lululemon, indicated that they had achieved ROI and that the deployment was fully justified by the returns.

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 a

To choose the right spectrophotometer, you must understand how these color measurement devices work and when to use them in your workflow.

May 2018

Offering multiple payment options is just one way to build loyalty among the millennial generation, which is expected to wield the most spending power of any generation starting this year.

Slowly but surely, a small amount of textile and apparel manufacturing is springing up in the United States. Although developments are incremental, the trend shows signs of gaining momentum.

Consumers want to purchase products that create the sense of owning a “one-of-a-kind” item, and mass customization is making that increasingly possible.

3D virtual prototyping for apparel design and product development provides a means of communication centered around a single, digital asset that can be used by all departments, vendors and manufacturers.

A factoring facility differs from a traditional term loan, with the primary difference being quicker and more flexible access to funding by leveraging the business’ sales, allowing for steady, more predictable cash flow.

The core aspects of blockchain are exciting for retail, as we could possibly see a tenfold increase in current marketplace security, efficiency and transparency in our lifetime.

How advancements in RAIN RFID enable the ultimate shopper experience both online and in stores.

A suit brought against Kohl's, Macy's, J.C. Penney and Sears points to a very real and growing risk for retailers: that their promotional practices may be leaving them open to legal action.

We are told that Star Wars takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But the lessons it holds for us on trade, make it very contemporary and very proximate.

Recent research revealed that even though the majority of consumers were using mobile to discover brands, they were moving to desktop to complete the purchases.

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