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.
Womenswear multi-channel brand Seasalt has implemented a product lifecycle management (PLM) tool to support its growing business.
UK clothing supplier Corset Story has implemented a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) tool to support its growing business.
- UK: Marsylka deploys PLM tool to increase efficiency
- MEXICO: Xceed Sports invests in cloud-based PLM tool
- US: RLM unveils new FashionManager software
- US: Fashion house Carven chooses PLM software
- UK: PLM and ERP to support Basic Thinking growth
- UK: MCL announces partnership with fashion software provider, AXIND
- US: Fila invests in PLM tool to support development
- US: New Simparel Leadership Team and Financing to Accelerate Growth and Expansion
What else is likely to be topping the apparel industry's software agenda this year? 3D product development and design, digital continuity of information and images, predictive analytics, Systems that bridge supply chain processes for end-to-end visibility and collaboration, and tool that help manage supplier capacity and materials are all highlighted.
Where should apparel firms be focusing their investments now if they want to remain competitive into the future? Technology agendas should include tools that help shorten the time from concept to consumer, boost collaboration across the supply chain, and offer end-to-end visibility, flexibility and speed. 3D product development and visualisation is also coming to the fore.
Software can help tackle the key industry issues by connecting all processes, departments and geographies within a global business and ensuring that correct and up-to-date information can be shared in real time. Systems can also help companies be prepared for everything from new opportunities to unexpected events.
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