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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The end game now is personalization — an outcome that's constantly evolving as innovative companies find new ways to create meaningful experiences for each individual that fuse the online and offline worlds and strike the optimal balance between transaction and emotion.