October 2016

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October 2016

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about October 2016.

From our household appliances to autonomous cars, it seems everything is becoming smarter. How does this trend translate into one of the most traditional bastions of labor-intensive production: the apparel plant?

Collaboration platforms present a radically different IT model from traditional supply chain software. But different doesn’t have to mean difficult. Innovative new cloud-based platforms make it simple for retail trading partners to get connected and get down to business.

Apparel’s 10th annual review examines what did (and didn’t) happen over the past decade in the world of RFID/IoT. A number of interesting new applications are highlighted that will be of interest to retailers and brands alike.

In the age of the consumer, relationships determine success, as they are the last remaining source of competitive advantage.

Last month, I attended my first cabi event at the home of a friend. If you aren’t familiar with it, cabi (Carol Anderson by invitation) is a direct home sales business — like Pampered Chef, but with women’s apparel instead of kitchen gadgets.

Attribute-based planning can help strengthen consumer brand loyalty and increase revenue as shoppers are happier, gaining access to the items they want, when and where they shop.  PLUS: Vendor Viewpoint – Interview with Keith Whaley, Vice President of Retail Strategy, Ju

There are four general steps retailers should take in order to achieve an insight-driven business. 
PLUS: Vendor Viewpoint – Interview with Karin Bursa, Executive Vice President, Logility