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New consultancy to help navigate Americas sourcing

As US and European apparel firms scramble to move some of their Asian production to Central and South America in a bid to offset rising prod...

Japan earthquake: apparel industry impact

In the wake of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant explosions which have devastated many areas in the north of Japan, fi...

A Look at disruption in the apparel supply chain

Tradecard | 8 Mar 2013

A February 6th article in CFO Magazine reported that supply chain disruptions cut about 7% from a firm's share value, based on a recent study. The report, developed by the World Economic Forum and Accenture, is based on analysis of 62 supply chain disruptions from 2005 through 2011.

Technology to connect the retail experience

Leonie Barrie | 17 Jan 2013

Having spent much of the past 12 to 18 months developing offerings for both customers and staff across multiple touch points, the next challenge facing fashion brands and retailers is to connect the multi-channel dots as stores, desktop and mobile channels merge.

Getting smarter across the supply chain

Leonie Barrie | 27 Sep 2012

Instead of focusing on product costs as a way of offsetting the pressures faced in both retail and sourcing markets, the apparel supply chain should look instead at optimising processes, boosting collaboration and generally getting smarter, industry executives believe.

IAF Convention 2012: Where next for sourcing?

Leonie Barrie | 26 Sep 2012

The likelihood of a resurgence in near-sourcing is "certainly possible" as the apparel industry starts to think more holistically about its supply chain, delegates at this year's IAF World Apparel Convention were told today (26 September).

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Harry van Dalfsen, IAF

Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 2012

The theme of change resonates loudly with Harry van Dalfsen, who took on the role of president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) two years ago at the height of the global economic crisis. Not surprisingly, ‘Fashion business in a changing environment’ is also the focus of the upcoming IAF World Apparel Convention, which takes place later this month.

Speaking with style: Kurt Cavano, CEO, TradeCard

Leonie Barrie | 31 Mar 2011

There's plenty of talk about the uphill battle confronting apparel supply chains in the face of cautious consumer spending and the pressure on margins from rising raw material, labour and transportation costs. What's needed are constructive ways to counter these pressures. Kurt Cavano, CEO of the TradeCard supply chain platform, believes technology has a key role to play.

Latest News

The Children's Place picks GT Nexus to help growth

Katie Smith | 31 Oct 2013

The Children's Place has chosen to implement GT Nexus' technology platform to help streamline its global supply chain and drive business growth.

Deckers picks GT Nexus for supply chain visibility

Katie Smith | 15 May 2013

Deckers Outdoor Corp, the maker of Ugg boots and Teva sandals, is to deploy the GT Nexus cloud-based platform to enhance collaboration and end-to-end visibility across its supply chain.

Tradecard AppXpress paves the way for mobile apps

Leonie Barrie | 8 Feb 2013

Collaboration and trade platform TradeCard Inc is making its AppXpress module available to retailers and brands, paving the way for them to build custom supply chain solutions.

Coach selects Tradecard for supplier collaboration

Leonie Barrie | 14 Jan 2013

Luxury handbags, footwear and accessories provider Coach has selected the TradeCard supply chain collaboration and trade platform to help streamline transactions and improve supplier relationships.

just-style's most read stories this week...

Katie Smith | 11 Jan 2013

The most read stories on just-style this week include Luen Thai acquiring Ocean Sky's apparel operations, Russell Brands cutting 190 jobs, and Fast Retailing revealing it will eliminate hazardous chemicals from its global supply chain by 2020.

TradeCard and GT Nexus to merge global networks

Leonie Barrie | 7 Jan 2013

TradeCard is to merge with logistics and transportation specialist GT Nexus in a deal set to create the world's biggest cloud-based business network for global trade and supply chain management.

TradeCard launches supplier focused solution

Petah Marian | 12 Dec 2012

Supply chain collaboration and trade platform TradeCard has launched a new cloud-based tool to help suppliers manage their customers, factories and capital.

Guess deploys Tradecard platform in Europe

Leonie Barrie | 7 Dec 2012

Fashion brand and retailer Guess Inc has extended its use of the TradeCard cloud-based trade platform into Europe to help standardise its global supply chain.

TradeCard readies West coast office

Richard Woodard | 23 Aug 2012

Supply chain trade platform provider TradeCard is set to open its West coast hub in San Francisco on 23 September, with 30 employees to join the new office by the end of 2012.

Perry Ellis expands TradeCard involvement

Richard Woodard | 15 Aug 2012

Apparel business Perry Ellis International has extended its use of supply chain solutions offered by TradeCard in two categories.

Cutter & Buck extends procure-to-pay automation

Leonie Barrie | 27 Jul 2012

Golf apparel firm Cutter & Buck has extended its subscription to the TradeCard cloud-based supply chain collaboration and global trade platform to continue to connect with trading partners electronically and obtain visibility into the movement of payments and products.

Speakers unveiled for IAF supply chain session

Katie Smith | 24 May 2012

Top executives from Escada, TAL and Yesim Tekstil are among speakers lined up for the supply chain session at the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) World Apparel Convention later this year.

TradeCard names Feeney as CEO

Katie Smith | 4 Apr 2012

Supply chain platform TradeCard has appointed Sean Feeney as CEO to "optimise business growth opportunities".

TradeCard partners with Technia to extend reach

Katie Smith | 30 Mar 2012

Supply chain collaboration platform TradeCard yesterday (29 March) announced a partnership with PLM supplier Technia to extend its trade platform in Europe.

Ms Mode deploys global trade platform

Petah Marian | 8 Mar 2012

Netherlands-based women's wear retailer Ms Mode has deployed TradeCard's collaboration and trade platform to help eliminate costs and improve efficiencies in its global supply chain.

Tradecard network grew by 36% in 2011

Leonie Barrie | 19 Jan 2012

TradeCard's global network of 10,000 retailers, brands, manufacturers and service providers grew by 36% in 2011, the company revealed this week, as its trading partners continued to embrace the cloud-based platform for end-to-end supply chain visibility.

Fifth Avenue Sourcing to take RegionaLink stake

Leonie Barrie | 14 Nov 2011

Supply chain specialist Fifth Avenue Sourcing (India) is set to take a stake in sourcing consultancy RegionaLink LLC, which was set up earlier this year to link US and European apparel firms with factories in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

TradeCard expands team for Asia growth

Leonie Barrie | 3 Nov 2011

TradeCard Inc, the supply chain collaboration platform used by retailers, brands and manufacturers, is expanding in Asia with the addition of former Kurt Salmon consultant Cliff Entrekin to its business development team.

TradeCard expands with VP of sales in Europe

Leonie Barrie | 30 Sep 2011

TradeCard Inc, the supply chain collaboration platform used by retailers, brands and manufacturers, has hired Frank Bakker as VP of sales for Europe.

TradeCard updates supply chain platform | 8 Jun 2011

Supply chain software specialist TradeCard has launched the latest version of its supply chain collaboration platform, promising to help process transactions faster, smarter and with better transparency.

The week ahead on just-style... | 29 Mar 2011

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.

TradeCard names Lutz as European MD | 4 Mar 2011

Supply chain management firm TradeCard has tapped Esther Lutz as managing director for Europe, to boost business growth.

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