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The burgeoning technology presents a radical solution to the technical aspects of managing and maintaining a sustainable supply chain.

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.

Creating sustainable footwear is not an easy process, but new developments in footwear production are gaining popularity and are becoming increasingly available at attainable price points and with great comfort and style.

Customer returns have traditionally been viewed as a cost of doing business for retailers, but as the returns volume has escalated and the costs of reverse logistics skyrocket, retailers are just now coming to terms with the fact they must find a way to mitigate the problem.

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.

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.

Suuchi is an apparel business designed to match the evolving industry in all its complexity, embracing automation, close-to-market production, real-time information flows and production runs of all sizes.

This 2014 documentary explores the commodity of cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories, illuminating the work and industrial processes of the global supply chain that brings 20 billion new items of clothing to market each year.

This article takes a look at the U.S. retail market beyond what macro-level trade statistics typically provide.

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

The international sourcing trade show, Texworld USA, will return to the Javits Convention Center in NYC this July 22 – 24, 2019.

As we approach the Passover season, a time associated with remembering and escaping past constraints, we are entertaining the very real prospect the United States and China could conclude a trade agreement to end the “hot” trade war that has been raging for the past year.

If you’ve been watching the apparel industry for a long time, there are things you’ve likely come to realize about it. One of them? The inexorable march of time does not care about your apparel business model.

Some apparel manufacturing is returning to the United States, but ramping up at a greater scale necessitates greater automation, higher-skilled employees, better training, an industry image makeover and some serious investment.

Tariffs are hurting U.S. companies and making it difficult to plan for the short- and long-term future, but a U.S.-China trade deal may be on the horizon.

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.

In case you missed these in 2018, it's not to late to catch the top 10 stories of last year.

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