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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.

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.

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?

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

When fashion brands blend supply chain management with corporate social responsibility, they go to market more responsibly and responsively.

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