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AI can help predict sales dynamics and craft optimal prices for every repricing cycle — quickly.

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.

If done correctly, ship-from-store fulfillment not only addresses rising customer expectations, but also helps retailers avoid markdowns and lost sales, decrease fulfillment costs and increase full-price sales.


From sustainability and artificial intelligence to automating workflows, doubling down on fit technology and perfecting patterns, this year’s innovative cohort shows that there’s no wrong way to move your business forward and rise above the competition - even as the stakes get higher every day.

Celerant offers merchandise planning by integrating POS software with Management One to help retailers forecast inventory and maximize profits.

The new offering automates the entire personalization process from product development to final cutting stages.

Customer-led demand is driving retailers to transform their business to be more customer-centric.

For fast-fashion retailer Groupe Dynamite, streamlining supply chain operations has been essential to aggressive global expansion, while Red Wing Shoes is tapping into demand planning and forecasting insights to meet Millennial demand.

Supply chain and retail planning solutions firm Logility, Inc. has acquired privately held Halo Business Intelligence, a San Diego-based supplier of advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market.

Supply chain and retail planning solutions firm Logility, Inc. has acquired privately held Halo Business Intelligence, a San Diego-based supplier of advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market.

Greater demand and shorter supply have pushed cotton prices to an all time high as global unrest and disasters continue to wreak havoc in the marketplace.

Recent retail trends are creating three new tipping points for RFID in apparel and fashion: Omnichannel fulfillment, the addition of "up market" merchandise, and national and global retail store expansions.

lululemon CEO Christine Day is leaving the high-growth lifestyle apparel brand after more than five years of shepherding the company through a period of global expansion and following a tumultuous first quarter affected by the headline-grabbing quality issues with its popular black luon pants.

With its Centric 8 PLM deployment, Nina Ricci also reduced both data entry and material purchasing errors by as much as 30 percent.

Fabric is a key component of attracting a consumer’s eye to a garment. However, fabric is also where a majority of the garment’s cost lies, at times accounting for more than 50 percent of the total.

A footwear veteran explains why authentic, high-quality materials such as real leather aren't simply commodities.

RFID continues to proliferate the world of fashion, with an uptick in use at both ends of the price spectrum. Apparel’s 8th RFID Report identifies the year’s most pertinent developments and shines the spotlight on industry leaders.

Congratulations to Apparel’s 40 Innovator Award winners, companies that got their creative spark on by looking at their business in new ways — taking a fresh approach to solving problems that were impeding growth, or developing new products for consumers that they didn’t even realize they needed, bu

At Apparel's Tech Conference West last week, two fashion brands presented sometimes complementary, more often conflicting, views of the role of IT in an apparel organization and how it can best contribute to business success.

Snowstorms, flooding rains, hurricanes and other predictable acts of Mother Nature pose unique challenges for retailers and their CPG suppliers but new, agile and integrated planning systems enable key stakeholders to pre-position inventory in the right locations and then react quickly as storm conditions develop.

8th Annual Research Study:
PLM strategies are maturing. Early benefits from cost savings have been achieved and continue to be supported, and now apparel companies are increasingly viewing PLM as providing a critical platform for the next round of competitive evolution.

To make sure it can continue to deliver quality products at a fair price, Fruit of the Loom is consolidating its multiple operating groups onto a centralized product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to shorten cycle times and better meet consumer demand.

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