13 November 2012
Ascena Retail Group is investing in TradeStone Software's Merchandise Lifecycle Management solutions to help drive collaboration, enhance consistency and improve efficiency across its business.
1 May 2012
Faced with a significantly more challenging and competitive market, what else is likely to be topping brand and retail supply networks this year? Firms would be wise to watch ways of maximising investments, doing more with less, true collaboration, accurate material forecasting and planning, and 'cloud' technologies, the experts say.
1 May 2012
Where should apparel firms be focusing their software investments now if they want to remain competitive into the future? According to industry experts consulted by just-style, technology agendas should include tools that better integrate all data between supply chain partners and offer end-to-end visibility.
1 May 2012
Faced with a raft of challenges across the apparel supply chain, how can software help tackle the key issues? Tools that connect all trading partners, streamline the end-to-end process, and give industry leaders the flexibility and time to address everything from new opportunities to unexpected events can all contribute to a competitive edge.
1 May 2012
After the turmoil of 2011, the biggest challenges facing the global apparel supply chain in 2012 continue to include rising costs, political and economic uncertainty in both consumer and sourcing markets, the changing role of China, increased competition at retail, pressure to integrate supply chains and the shift towards faster fashion cycles. Against such a background, the ability to quickly adapt to changing conditions and pressures will separate the winners from the losers.
26 September 2011
Canadian women’s apparel and accessories retailer Groupe Dynamite is using TradeStone’s Merchandise Lifecycle Management (MLM) software to gain greater control and visibility of its supply chain to support the company’s expansion plans.
12 August 2011
Privately-owned department store retailer Belk Inc has invested in TradeStone's PLM software to help increase global visibility across its retail, sourcing and order management capabilities.
9 December 2010
Apparel retailers often put Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) at the centre of their strategies to drive new product and merchandise innovation. But while the term PLM is often used, its remit is rarely understood and is all too often borrowed from other industries. Here, Sue Welch, CEO of TradeStone Software, argues that Merchandise Lifecycle Management (MLM) is better aligned to the needs of retailers of private label and branded goods.
16 July 2010
North American retailer Hudson’s Bay Trading Company (HBTC) has purchased a suite of Merchandise Lifecycle Management (MLM) solutions which will be rolled out at Lord & Taylor in the US and across its Canadian retail chains including the Bay, Zellers, Home Outfitters and Fields.
10 December 2009
TradeStone Software has released a new Creative Design module that further extends and strengthens its PLM capabilities.
18 November 2009
Canadian fashion and footwear retailer Le Chateau Inc has selected TradeStone’s merchandise lifecycle management software to help grow its international sourcing and product development.
24 August 2009
The Association of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), the technology standards division of the National Retail Federation (NRF) has joined an initiative hoping to develop a set of product lifecycle management standards for private label and branded goods.
6 August 2009
Department store retailer Belk is to use TradeStone’s Merchandise Lifecycle Management suite to help enhance the performance of its growing private label programme.
4 March 2009
Some of the world’s largest apparel retailers including Macy’s, Kohl’s, American Eagle Outfitters and Pacific Sunwear are taking part in a special committee to establish standards to support the design of private label and branded merchandise.
8 January 2009
Tradestone Software has launched a new mobile solution and extended its Virtual Showroom tool into handheld PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) devices.
24 April 2008
Africa's largest retailer Shoprite is to use TradeStone’s Merchandise Lifecycle Management suite to help improve supply chain visibility as it expands its non-food private label products such as apparel and footwear.