When manufacturing apparel and footwear it can be easy to fall short of customer demands without proper visibility. A leading footwear manufacturer with over 1,200 stores across the globe was experiencing slow speed-to-market.
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 e-Book will arm you with solid, practical advice for your PLM selection and implementation process -- from the initial RFP to determining business needs and from overcoming disconnects to achieving true successful adoption.
When fashion businesses use the same solution for product lifecycle management (PLM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP), they bring many critical processes into a common technology platform. The benefits can be significant.
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.
Getting the most from digital printing means seamlessly integrating the entire production flow — from the initial design, to pattern making, and then to pattern/image placement on markers— in a streamlined, automated manner using the fewest possible production steps.
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.
Creating sustainable footwear is not an easy process, but new developments in footwear production are gaining popularity and are becoming increasingly available at attainable price points and with great comfort and style.
Suuchi is an apparel business designed to match the evolving industry in all its complexity, embracing automation, close-to-market production, real-time information flows and production runs of all sizes.
Vilebrequin, the iconic swimwear brand, has selected Gerber Technology’s integrated solutions, YuniquePLM® and AccuMark® CAD, to facilitate quick product development and centralize all information, making it easily accessible to every member of the team.
The U.S. sustainable cotton apparel market has been growing tremendously in recent years, yet overall remains a niche product in the U.S. retail market, accounting for only 1.6% of total cotton apparel carried by U.S. fashion brands and retailers in 2018.