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Podcast: The Evolution Of Product Lifecycle Management

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The process of managing a product’s lifecycle has come a long way since the days of Excel spreadsheets. Or has it? In this episode of Supply Chain Radio, Stan Pryzbylinski, vice president of research at CIMdata joins Matt Gunn and Jenny Reese to discuss how PLM software has evolved in the world of manufacturing.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Fashion & Retail, PLM, retail software

Infor And ICCG Commit To Take India Fashion And F&B Industries To The Cloud

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 8, 2019 12:14:40 PM

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Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) has been selected as a preferred partner to drive digital transformation for the Fashion, and the Food & Beverage industries in India. The alliance will strengthen the delivery of Infor solutions such as Infor Cloud Suite Fashion, Cloud Suite Food & Beverage (Infor M3) including Infor’s edge applications like Infor Fashion PLM and Infor Optiva PLM to accelerate the adoption of robust, purpose-built and industry-specific suite of offerings designed to meet the evolving demands of businesses.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Press Releases, Food & Beverage, Infor M3, PLM, Fashion & Apparel, Product Lifecycle Management, Infor Optiva, Infor, Fashion PLM

ICCG And Infor Partner As Diamond Sponsors For The 4th Anniversary Celebration Of CIO KLUB Coimbatore Chapter

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 7, 2019 12:01:23 PM

Noida, India, February 07, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG), a Global Information Technology Solutions Provider for the Enterprise and Infor Gold Channel Partner announced today that, they will be Diamond Level Joint Sponsors of the 4th Anniversary celebration of the CIO KLUB Coimbatore Chapter. This event will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at The Residency Towers, Coimbatore and will be attended by the members of CIO KLUB Coimbatore chapter, representatives from other chapters across India, governing body members of CIO KLUB and other invitees from the IT fraternity in & around Coimbatore.

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Topics: Infor M3, PLM, Product Lifecycle Management, CIO, Chief Information Officer, Infor LN

DirecTEX, Adopts Infor Fashion PLM Supported By ICCG For Lifecycle Management And Collaboration Platform

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Resulted in streamlining and simplifying their knitwear design process, allowing their designers to be more productive and efficient.

Founded in 1997, DirecTEX, Inc. is a sweater knit apparel design and sales company that offers fashion-forward, high quality knitwear designs and products combined with outstanding customer service at exceptional prices. They provide the latest knitwear trend analysis and product development services and work closely with partner factories overseas to provide affordable, quality knitwear.  

The domestic and international design teams at DirecTEX create seasonal sweater collections, as well as designs specifically for their customers’ private labels. This includes yarn development, stitch and pattern creation along with silhouette design. DirecTex offers junior and missy collections under their own brands – “Ivy&ASH” and “Arpeggio Knitwear.” And also welcomes collaboration with their customers to turn their design ideas into reality. In addition, DirecTex works closely with its manufacturing partners in Asia to ensure the designs created and manufactured to the quality and standards expectations of its customers. 

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Topics: PLM, Fashion & Apparel, Product Lifecycle Management

Who Are You Wearing?

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Oct 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

For Corey Tollefson, SVP and GM of Infor® Retail and Fashion, retail isn’t a job. It’s not a hobby. It’s not just another customer. He lives and breathes the industry—and inspires teams of the best and brightest to follow him on the path to the Golden Age of Retail. Infor understands the symbiosis of retail and technology, and that harmony between them is the key to unlocking the greatest customer experiences of all time. 

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, PLM, Fashion & Apparel

A Podcast: Why Consumers Care About Supply Chain Visibility

Posted by Harriet Schneider on May 3, 2018 6:39:34 PM

Eight out of 10 consumers expect to receive regular updates about the status of their orders, according to a new survey from YouGov and the Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network. In this episode of Supply Chain Radio, Matt Gunn and Greg Kefer dive into the data and discuss why supply chain visibility is more important than ever.

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, PLM, Fashion & Apparel, Supply Chain Network

Unico Global Inc: An Outdoor Garment Manufacturer Benefits From Cloud Supply Chain Network For Funding Business Growth

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 27, 2018 9:57:49 AM

Even successful suppliers, who have some of the world’s leading brands as clients, face challenges in having enough working capital to cover the cost of their operations. Unico Global Inc. is a major outdoor apparel producer that had to navigate the tricky business of accepting its buyers’ extended payment terms while also maintaining enough working capital to operate effectively.

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, PLM, Fashion & Apparel

Fashion Moves Fast – Can Your Software Keep Up?

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 19, 2018 1:54:31 PM

It used to be there were just two seasons in the fashion calendar. Then it was four. And now, well, some brands seem to introduce a new collection each week.

Why? Because consumers are highly connected, draw inspiration from a world of influencers and media, and are hungry for new products, more variety, greater customization, and the ability to make purchases whenever and wherever they want. It’s placed the fashion industry under constant pressure to produce fresh, original, and distinctive products – quickly, and at often at the lowest possible price.

But the supply chain isn’t short, and planning, sourcing, and production take time. Yet many brands still rely on decades-old software to get the job done. These legacy systems were built for on premises installation, are often highly customized, and lack the connectivity or scalability brands need to quickly adapt to the latest trends and get their suppliers and factories up to speed along the way.

What are three things brands should look for in their core planning software?

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, PLM, Fashion & Apparel

5 Ways Better Value Chain Collaboration Can Improve Your Inventory.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

With omni-channel sales expected to become a $7 trillion market by 2025, reports Forrester, creating and moving your inventory requires close value chain collaboration from raw material suppliers to third-party logistics, to your designers, marketing departments, and buyers.

Here are 5 ways to create a more collaborative fashion value chain:

  • Inform your inventory with an omni-channel presence;
  • Create a common inventory system accessible anywhere;
  • Coordinate schedules in real-time with analytics tools;
  • Shift inventory across channels based on omni-channel data;
  • Make collaboration essential with shared stakes.

Download and read this paper to learn more. One of ICCG's consultants is always available to answer any questions you may have.

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Topics: PLM, Fashion & Apparel

5 Ways To Fast-Track The Design To Sales Process

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In today's constantly changing global market, you're under enormous pressure to create innovative fashion products at a moment's notice. Industry leaders can go from design to the sales floor in 15 days, reports Forbes, while the industry standard is 6 months. By bringing all of your teams together with real-time information, product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality can help you get your products to market faster.

Here are 5 ways you can use a PLM system to fast-track your business.

  • Consolidate planning, design, and development;
  • Fine-tune your collection as you go;
  • Easily access libraries and templates;
  • Collaborate in real-time across your value chain;
  • Use analytics to turn your data into insights.

Download and read the paper to learn more. One of our consultants is always available to answer any questions you may have.

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Topics: PLM, Fashion & Apparel

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