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.
Building on its strategy to develop innovations that drive retail transformation for brands, retailers and manufacturers, Centric Software launched Centric Visual Innovation Platform. Centric VIP is a visual, fully digital collection of mood boards, material and style boards, allocation and assortment boards, and merchandising, line and sales boards boards for touch-based devices like iPad, iPhone and large-scale, touch-screen televisions
Fast-growing UK fitness apparel brand Gymshark has selected a new product lifecycle management (PLM) tool to support its growth with more agile and efficient product development and sourcing.
- Fung Retailing units digitalise with PLM
- Workwear provider Alsico choose PLM to help Embrace Digital Transformation
- Visual Next Announces Sponsorship of the Uniform Retailers Association Trade Show
- Isabel Marant picks PLM to streamline collections
- Bamboo Rose product innovation platform goes mobile
- Byer California improves design productivity with PLM
- Asics runs at full speed following PLM roll-out
- Keen gets in step with PLM to support growth
Learn more about the importance of connecting your front & back office systems in order to streamline processes, reduce errors and disconnected information, and maximise business success.
So far, the promise of digitisation in the apparel industry remains largely unfulfilled. But with opportunities for new cheap supplier countries nearly exhausted, it is now seen as offering sourcing executives untapped potential to lower costs, shorten lead times and increase transparency. A new survey takes a deep dive into unlocking digitisation's potential.
PTC Connected PLM Series Part 2
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.