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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.

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.

Some apparel manufacturing is returning to the United States, but ramping up at a greater scale necessitates greater automation, higher-skilled employees, better training, an industry image makeover and some serious investment.

You might be surprised to find out what’s made here in the States.

Today’s consumers expect to receive merchandise all but instantly, which means you need to think of the last mile in the context of your overall business strategy, supply chain and approach to customer satisfaction.

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 and fulfilling consumer demand.

Walmart, Amazon, JD.com and Alibaba.com are among retailers optimizing core business while innovating new ones. You should too.

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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.

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.

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