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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.

Designers and consumers are adapting to the current digital revolution while the fashion marketplace is becoming more fast-paced and complex. How do you maintain a high standard of design quality without compromising your profit margins? Download the article to find out!

Is your brick-and-mortar store prepared for the digital commerce disruption? Download this white paper and learn Toad&Co’s approach to tackling the next-gen store.

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To seize omnichannel opportunities, fashion retailers must address what products they have, where they are and when they (plus new products) can be delivered to specific destinations.  Click here to download now.

Founded in 1927, General Sportwear may be venerable, but it’s not old-fashioned. This family-owned manufacturer of private-label woven bottoms uses cutting-edge technology to run all aspects of its operations.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new,” said the Greek philosopher Socrates. Learn how you can lead successful retail change.

For the past decade, Apparel magazine and Kurt Salmon have teamed up to look at the elements involved in global sourcing excellence for apparel.

There’s no one right way to enact a digital transformation, but there are important considerations that can help you map out your best path.

It requires a more integrated, standards-based approach across all members of the supply chain.

Omnichannel merchandising missteps to avoid in 2017.

PLUS: Vendor Viewpoint – Interview with Keith Whaley, Vice President of Retail Strategy, JustEnough Software Corp.

Retailers already know they need a stable website to capture orders. They also need to invest in their IT infrastructure across the spectrum, because if any of these interdependent systems fail — from order entry to RFID to OMS — major business disruptions will follow.

X Factor

The news is not what Amazon brings to American retail. The news is what Amazon doesn’t have, at least not yet. There lie the risks and opportunities for itself and others, at least in the fashion apparel space. What are the haves and the have nots that drive those perils and opportunities? Read on.

PLM Report

With the latest evolution, PLM encourages more inclusivity for multiple internal teams and external suppliers. It also enables greater process automation and analysis of important product development and supply chain information.

Facing Amazon's endless aisle and shoppers' omnichannel expectations, retailers are regrouping and in some cases revolutionizing how they plan and allocate merchandise.

A picture is emerging that supports the marriage of a PLM strategy and the technology backbone to design and develop apparel and soft goods products that are increasingly likely to embed internet-enabled technologies.

Supply Chain

In today’s retail landscape, companies face pressures to speed up their supply chains to meet “see now-buy now” expectations. Integrated ERP, PLM and B2B can help companies gain greater visibility, pick up their pace and win.

Fashion and consumer goods brands, manufacturers and retailers know the old adage well: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But is the technology status quo causing your company to miss new opportunities or fall behind competitors?

Part 1: Boost Your Compliance IQ: Why, Who, What and How 

With compliance and reputation at unprecedented levels of importance, it’s a good time to test, and boost, your compliance IQ and that of your team, including your partners in the supply chain.

Catering to today’s unpredictable consumers, who jump from channel to channel, is a tall order. It calls for strengthening the very core of your retail organization, from systems and processes to people.

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.

A smart approach to producing locally can be less expensive – and less risky – than producing in Asia. 

CRM, SCM, multi-channel management push up 2017 spending plans.

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