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.
UK-based software provider DeSL is partnering with Swedish IT consultancy iStone as its Fashion PLM partner.
Mobility & Collection Development: A Winning Combination, the complimentary PLM seminar hosted by Centric Software is being held at the London College of Fashion.
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Fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers are facing a "moving target" when it comes to garment sizing and fit. A focus on changing consumer shapes, communication with both offshore factories and customers, pattern blocks and fit forms, as well as processes and training are all needed now if the industry is to prevent problems in the future, say leading executives.
What else is likely to be topping the apparel industry's software agenda this year? Using technology to help mitigate risk in the supply chain, automating data capture, and greater collaboration and information exchange between apparel retailers and brands and their suppliers are all highlighted. Tapping into social media and mobile technologies will also contribute to speed and accuracy.
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, flexibility and speed.
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The ability to respond quickly to shifting consumer preferences and marketplace demands is a key competitive advantage for businesses in the fashion industry. With more product cycles squeezing into every season, building and sustaining brand equity with high-quality, trend-right products is more important than ever.
To maximize customer responsiveness and staff efficiency, Monoprix wanted to give employees a single point of access to all information resources. Their goal was to deliver this unified access and complete visibility without painful data or systems integration – in fact, without any impact at all on underlying business applications.
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