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DeSL Releases Newest Update Digital Planning Board

Digital Planning Board will allow for the creative aspects of the business, while harnessing financial data to make informed decisions.

Smarter Supply Chains Help Apparel Companies Keep Pace

Fashion retailers need only two words to describe the frenetic pace of change taking place within their industry: Amazon and Zara.

In case you missed these in 2018, it's not to late to catch the top 10 stories of last year.

At the Equipment Zone, customers can engage with product experts and run test print samples using their own files on the Epson dye-sublimation, signage, photography and direct-to-garment (DTG) solutions.

By encapsulating lofted fibers within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction, this platform provides advanced thermal efficiency that Polartec reports sheds five times less than other premium ‘mid-layer’ weight fabrics.

To keep pace with growth, this full-package manufacturer needed a system that could scale with its growing business requirements.

As customer demand becomes ever more, well, demanding, and supply chains become ever more complex and uncertain, apparel manufacturers find themselves squeezed between the two.

The study reveals that many still don’t have the supply chain transparency they need to quickly change course in a landscape fraught with risks that require them to respond — responsibly — to sudden market shifts.

For more than a decade, Apparel magazine and Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, have teamed up to look at the elements involved in global sourcing excellence for apparel.

The company has become known for its fun color play, its razor-slim fits, its “quiet” details and a focus on getting the right fit before you buy.

As you standardize your processes to reduce product development times, improve product quality, or better integrate design and development productivity, PLM can serve as the hub for your business.

The new yarn is made from sustainably sourced wood pulp.

The application of digital technologies has the potential to reduce the time it takes to move an item through the supply chain by 48 percent.

PLM can speed time to market and it can also slow things down more than it speeds them up. Read on to find out what can go wrong four ways to get PLM right.

When Frank Herbert launched Frank's Pants in December 2016, he began by offering premium US-made khakis. He still does, but his new hit item came as a total surprise.

Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0. offers greater connectivity and configurability.

In this exclusive Apparel Magazine report, you’ll find inspiring profiles of tomorrow’s young leaders evolving our industry for the future.

The Top Millennials (and one Gen Zer): the headlines might have you believe they’re all entitled, lazy, [insert negative adjective here] but as you’ll see from this collection of outstanding young professionals, the under-30 crowd has the entrepreneurial spirit in spades.

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.

Innovators

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.

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