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.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how clothing is likely to remain a focus for Tesco despite its upcoming CEO change, a snapshot of Myanmar's textile and apparel industry, and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety annual report, which reveals that progress is far from over a year on from its inception.
PTC is to acquire privately-held Axeda Corp for US$170m in a move that will help the software solution provider expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio.
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- BRAZIL: PLM to provide visibility for Kaue Plus Size
- US: FOB Direct invests in PLM technology
- CHINA: Aokang to streamline business with PLM
- just-style's research roundup
- US: PLM software to support Etam Group's growth
- Preferential attendance rate for PI Apparel offered to the just-style readers
- US: Visual 2000 launches mobile QR code implementation
Inspired by a recent Webinar by industry insider and Lectra's director of fashion and apparel marketing Anastasia Charbin, this post covers some of the most pertinent trends, influences and factors which are currently having, or will in the near future have, an impact on our industries
It's one thing to invest in a product lifecycle management (PLM) system - but another altogether to get the most value out of the solution. Indeed, according to industry experts speaking in London last week, PLM projects should be driven from a business perspective if they are to deliver real gains in terms of revenue, margin improvement and inventory efficiency - with users on board from the beginning.
Post-Tragedy Actions Act as Buffer for Brands & Retailers
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.
Simplifying product development across multiple brands with YuniquePLM
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