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A collection of featured Research & Reports.

Apparel’s annual report on RFID/IoT identifies the year’s most pertinent developments, shines the spotlight on industry leaders and offers guidance for investment decisions.

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!

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.

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

“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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Omnichannel merchandising missteps to avoid in 2017.

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

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?

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

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.

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