This annual RFID Special Report is Apparel's annual review of relevant marketplace developments. Part 1 of the report will focus on commercial topics. Part 2, which will be published next week, will focus on technology advances and considerations to guide future investment decisions.
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 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.
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.
As a precursor to the age of artificial intelligence (AI), the current era of advanced business intelligence (BI) can give retailers better visibility into channels inside and outside their organizations and how consumers engage with all of them.
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.
A new digital core can optimize your mission-critical processes, create new capabilities to better understand and anticipate customer needs, and provide a foundation that lets you take advantage of emerging technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
Physical stores and online shopping have been tiptoeing around each other for years, but continued integration of technology is acting like an enzyme in the shopping mix, forever changing both entities to create a third and far more exciting experience for consumers and companies alike.
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.
Your journey to cross-channel effectiveness and customer-experience mastery begins with six interconnected steps. By taking these steps thoughtfully and actively, you can position your apparel company to compete more effectively in our now thoroughly connected retail world.
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.
This special issue is a guide to suppliers of software and related IT solutions to the apparel marketplace, including vendor contact information, operating system requirements and a round-up of functions and services.
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. This 12th annual Report explores some emerging technologies — such as 3D, sewing automation, blockchain and analytics — that retailers may adopt in the next three to five years to further augment their sourcing operations. It also examines how proper planning and investment will be necessary to handle the complexity of developing, adopting and embracing these technologies and integrating them successfully.