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.
Imax, a manufacturing division of Italian luxury womenswear business Max Mara, has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help reduce costs and boost time to market.
Global online marketplace Redbubble has selected Centric's SMB PLM solution – a cloud-based tool tailored for emerging businesses – to improve cross-team collaboration, particularly between the product development and supply chain teams.
- Bamboo Rose partners with CIFD on design connection tool
- Retailer OVS to boost product development with PLM
- Veronica Beard turns to ERP to support growth
- Bestseller picks PLM to boost growth
- Topscore picks PLM to manage growth
- Koch Equity Development completes $2bn Infor investment
- PLM helps One Jeanswear boost efficiencies
- Hotel Particulier selects PLM to boost speed to market
The apparel supply chain will continue to be buffeted by rising costs and pressure for faster deliveries, smaller quantities and more styles in 2017, according to just-style’s annual State of Sourcing survey. The snapshot suggests many apparel executives are budgeting for this, while others see renegotiating with current suppliers as a key cost-cutting tactic. And almost three-quarters say they are planning to reallocate some of their sourcing in 2017.
Whether you're a brand, retailer, or manufacturer, this webinar will lift the curtain on the burgeoning, yet often misunderstood, made-to-measure menswear category.
Clothing brands and manufacturers wanting to maximise their financial performance are being offered an increasingly varied and sophisticated array of software systems to guide their planning and operations.
The digital revolution is growing, and so is the demand for greater connectivity in the apparel industry. That’s why Gerber Technology, whose hardware and software solutions have been helping companies reach their optimum for nearly 50 years, has launched an integrated digital revolution of its own.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is often overlooked by medium sized fashion businesses - those who would benefit from planning the most. Business owners often choose to put off investing in systems that might enhance operations, citing a lack of resources coupled with a belief that spreadsheets ‘will do for now.'
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 requires that nearly all children’s products comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules. These products must be tested for compliance by a CPSC accepted laboratory and have a written Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) that provides evidence of the product’s compliance. The act requires that all children’s products have permanent tracking information affixed to the product and its packaging.
Texbase understands the complexity of managing the disparate data sources associated with product development and supply chains. The Texbase solution includes the most advanced data management capabilities for apparel, footwear and consumer products companies.
A truly transformative product lifecycle management (PLM) project demands change.