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Apparel 2019 Top Innovators

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.

PLM for Apparel 2019: Moving from Technical Excellence to Digital Differentiation

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.

Sometimes innovation comes from outside, in a flash, but more often than not it's the result of seeing things differently, after many years of accumulated experience and knowledge.

Get a sneak peek at one of Apparel's Innovator Award winners. You can read about the other 25 later this month.

The denim-focused retailer started with CRM, AOM and POS and is currently implementing a new EOM system.

JB Britches / ADG will utilize Visual Next’s PLM, ERP, WMS, SFA and POS suite of software to manage design, sourcing, production and sales.

Emboldened by a growth economy, an abundance of opportunities for paid internships, and a desire for experiences that simultaneously boosts their resume and matches their values, teens aren’t filling retail roles like they once did.

Making smart technology investments can deliver tremendous value to retail stores, to optimize staffing, increase inventory turns, enable secure frictionless transactions, and to empower store associates to become effective brand ambassadors.

The ongoing U.S.-China trade wars throws another factor into consideration when choosing which country within Asia to target first for e-commerce.

The combined organization will expand the geographical market, while also benefiting customers with improved customer support and increased investment in the product platform.

Insight #2: They don't like reports.

These are the top five trends poised to shape apparel supply chains in the coming year.

With a dynamic warehouse environment, retailers can merge channels seamlessly, exploiting opportunities to cut costs and improve service.

Each year, stores see an influx of returns after the holidays. In fact, in 2017, U.S. customers returned about $351 billion worth of items. This is more than the Gross Domestic Product of Israel for that year!

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