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US: The Children's Place selects GT Nexus to drive growth

31 October 2013 | Katie Smith

The Children's Place has chosen to implement GT Nexus' technology platform to help streamline its global supply chain and drive business growth.... read more


US: Deckers picks GT Nexus for supply chain visibility

15 May 2013 | Katie Smith

Deckers Outdoor Corp, the maker of Ugg boots and Teva sandals, is to deploy the GT Nexus cloud-based platform to enhance collaboration and end-to-end visibility across its supply chain.... read more


Omni-channel retail: Technology and logistics

1 May 2013 | Lee Adendorff

Omni-channel services may be delivering, but they can be complex. The goal is delivering a seamless omni-channel experience for apparel buying consumers and if the tech doesn't work, the sales aren't made.... read more


Omni-channel retail: Integrating and evolving online strategies

1 May 2013 | Lee Adendorff

How retailers deal with the omni-channel challenge varies greatly, as do opinions on how to integrate strategies for online, mobile and physical transactions.... read more


Apparel software trends: What else is on the agenda?

2 April 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more


Apparel software trends: Investing for the future

2 April 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more


Apparel software trends: Tackling the challenges

2 April 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Faced with a raft of challenges across the apparel supply chain, how can software help tackle the key issues? Tools that connect all trading partners, streamline the end-to-end process, and give industry leaders the flexibility and time to address everything from new opportunities to unexpected events can all contribute to a competitive edge.... read more


Apparel software trends: Supply chain challenges

2 April 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Social and environmental compliance are the main issues facing today's apparel supply chains, according to industry experts consulted by just-style. The continued shift towards faster and faster fashion cycles, along with pressure on retailers to adapt to an omni-channel experience, are also throwing up challenges when it comes to flexibility in global sourcing.... read more


A Look at disruption in the apparel supply chain

8 March 2013 | Tradecard

A February 6th article in CFO Magazine reported that supply chain disruptions cut about 7% from a firm's share value, based on a recent study. The report, developed by the World Economic Forum and Accenture, is based on analysis of 62 supply chain disruptions from 2005 through 2011.... read more


US: Tradecard AppXpress paves the way for mobile apps

8 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Collaboration and trade platform TradeCard Inc is making its AppXpress module available to retailers and brands, paving the way for them to build custom supply chain solutions.... read more


Outlook 2013: Other issues to watch

4 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Generally, 2013 is seen as being another challenging year for the apparel industry – although there is cautious optimism for an improved business environment. Issues such as compliance, sustainability and product safety are likely to come to the fore, and keep a close eye on trade talks to expand duty-free opportunities such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).... read more


Outlook 2013: Apparel industry opportunities

4 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Opportunities the apparel industry should focus on this year include developing strategic relationships to improve flexibility across the supply chain; a focus on adding value through design, innovation and branding to protect margins; and the use of technology to integrate the multichannel experience.... read more


Outlook 2013: Lessons that should have been learnt

4 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

What should apparel firms have learnt from the upheaval of the past couple of years - and what should they be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future? They need to remain nimble enough to respond to changing buying patterns, develop strong partnerships across the supply chain, and focus on a sourcing portfolio that balances costs and risks.... read more


Outlook 2013: Apparel industry challenges

4 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Uncertainty is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the apparel industry in 2013. The economic situation in Europe and the US, a combination of rising production costs and flat prices, the pressure to improve working conditions, a lack of new production centres and low volume growth in fashion all add up to a worrying year.... read more


NRF 2013: Technology to connect the retail experience

17 January 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Having spent much of the past 12 to 18 months developing offerings for both customers and staff across multiple touch points, the next challenge facing fashion brands and retailers is to connect the multi-channel dots as stores, desktop and mobile channels merge.... read more


US: Coach selects Tradecard for supply chain collaboration

14 January 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Luxury handbags, footwear and accessories provider Coach has selected the TradeCard supply chain collaboration and trade platform to help streamline transactions and improve supplier relationships.... read more


just-style's most read stories this week...

11 January 2013 | Katie Smith

The most read stories on just-style this week include Luen Thai acquiring Ocean Sky's apparel operations, Russell Brands cutting 190 jobs, and Fast Retailing revealing it will eliminate hazardous chemicals from its global supply chain by 2020.... read more


US: TradeCard and GT Nexus to merge global networks

7 January 2013 | Leonie Barrie

TradeCard is to merge with logistics and transportation specialist GT Nexus in a deal set to create the world's biggest cloud-based business network for global trade and supply chain management.... read more


US: TradeCard launches supplier focused solution

12 December 2012 | Petah Marian

Supply chain collaboration and trade platform TradeCard has launched a new cloud-based tool to help suppliers manage their customers, factories and capital.... read more


US: Guess deploys Tradecard platform in Europe

7 December 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Fashion brand and retailer Guess Inc has extended its use of the TradeCard cloud-based trade platform into Europe to help standardise its global supply chain.... read more


IAF Convention 2012: Getting smarter across the supply chain

27 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Instead of focusing on product costs as a way of offsetting the pressures faced in both retail and sourcing markets, the apparel supply chain should look instead at optimising processes, boosting collaboration and generally getting smarter, industry executives believe.... read more


IAF Convention 2012: Where next for sourcing?

26 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

The likelihood of a resurgence in near-sourcing is "certainly possible" as the apparel industry starts to think more holistically about its supply chain, delegates at this year's IAF World Apparel Convention were told today (26 September).... read more


IAF Convention 2012: Is fast fashion sustainable?

26 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

The rise of the fast fashion retail model that keeps consumer interest by feeding through fresh merchandise more frequently is out of kilter with the industry's increasing focus on sustainability issues, according to speakers at this year's IAF World Apparel Convention.... read more


Speaking with style: Harry van Dalfsen, president, IAF

6 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

The theme of change resonates loudly with Harry van Dalfsen, who took on the role of president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) two years ago at the height of the global economic crisis. Not surprisingly, ‘Fashion business in a changing environment’ is also the focus of the upcoming IAF World Apparel Convention, which takes place later this month.... read more


US: TradeCard readies West coast office

23 August 2012 | Richard Woodard

Supply chain trade platform provider TradeCard is set to open its West coast hub in San Francisco on 23 September, with 30 employees to join the new office by the end of 2012.... read more


US: Perry Ellis expands TradeCard involvement

15 August 2012 | Richard Woodard

Apparel business Perry Ellis International has extended its use of supply chain solutions offered by TradeCard in two categories.... read more


US: Cutter & Buck extends procure-to-pay automation

27 July 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Golf apparel firm Cutter & Buck has extended its subscription to the TradeCard cloud-based supply chain collaboration and global trade platform to continue to connect with trading partners electronically and obtain visibility into the movement of payments and products.... read more


PORTUGAL: Speakers unveiled for IAF supply chain session

24 May 2012 | Katie Smith

Top executives from Escada, TAL and Yesim Tekstil are among speakers lined up for the supply chain session at the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) World Apparel Convention later this year.... read more


just-style management briefing: What else is on the software agenda this year?

1 May 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Faced with a significantly more challenging and competitive market, what else is likely to be topping brand and retail supply networks this year? Firms would be wise to watch ways of maximising investments, doing more with less, true collaboration, accurate material forecasting and planning, and 'cloud' technologies, the experts say.... read more


just-style management briefing: The future focus for apparel supply chain software

1 May 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more


just-style management briefing: How software can help tackle key industry issues

1 May 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Faced with a raft of challenges across the apparel supply chain, how can software help tackle the key issues? Tools that connect all trading partners, streamline the end-to-end process, and give industry leaders the flexibility and time to address everything from new opportunities to unexpected events can all contribute to a competitive edge.... read more


just-style management briefing: Apparel supply chain challenges in 2012

1 May 2012 | Leonie Barrie

After the turmoil of 2011, the biggest challenges facing the global apparel supply chain in 2012 continue to include rising costs, political and economic uncertainty in both consumer and sourcing markets, the changing role of China, increased competition at retail, pressure to integrate supply chains and the shift towards faster fashion cycles. Against such a background, the ability to quickly adapt to changing conditions and pressures will separate the winners from the losers.... read more


US: TradeCard appoints Feeney as CEO

4 April 2012 | Katie Smith

Supply chain platform TradeCard has appointed Sean Feeney as CEO to "optimise business growth opportunities".... read more


US: TradeCard partners with Technia

30 March 2012 | Katie Smith

Supply chain collaboration platform TradeCard yesterday (29 March) announced a partnership with PLM supplier Technia to extend its trade platform in Europe. ... read more


NETHERLANDS: Ms Mode deploys global trade platform

8 March 2012 | Petah Marian

Netherlands-based women's wear retailer Ms Mode has deployed TradeCard's collaboration and trade platform to help eliminate costs and improve efficiencies in its global supply chain.... read more


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