The fast-fashion revolution is changing the face of the global apparel industry, which is struggling to meet the demands of an increasingly fickle clothing consumer. Retailers are under growing pressure to deliver ten fashion collections a year (up from the traditional four) to cater to shoppers with short attention spans while rising manufacturing costs and falling point of sale (POS) prices are squeezing margins.
Lingerie maker Regina Miracle International has selected Centric Software’s product lifecycle management (PLM) software to help speed sample development and collaboration with customers.
Canadian apparel brand Kit and Ace has implemented WFX's cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to drive growth by improving its product development processes.
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Changes taking place in global supply and demand are putting pressure on the apparel industry to rethink its supply chain, according to speakers at last week’s World Sports Forum. Sourcing trends, updates on emerging markets, and demographic changes likely to impact the sector in coming decades were all discussed.
Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportunity for retailers to tap into the latest technologies for improving everything from customer analysis to inventory management.
How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2015, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? China is seen moving higher up the value chain, and near-shoring is likely to make small inroads, but improving productivity and building long-term vendor relationships are seen as key.
Expertise and leading-edge technology to develop business growth
The core idea of a product lifecycle management (PLM) system is that it manages the entire lifecycle of a product from concept origination through design and development.
The Momentis Fashion System has proven itself to be invaluable to companies experiencing rapid growth and wholesalers forwardly integrating to become retailers themselves. Read this customer story to see how Momentis worked for FAB, one of Montreal’s premiere fashion wholesale distributors, representing popular international brands such as Bench and Scotch & Soda.
Enabling ‘Real time collaboration’ with supply chain partners using YuniquePLM
ICICLE is one of the most respected brands in China. Since the company was formed in 1997, it has directed its efforts to promoting harmony with the environment.