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Bring Your Value Chain Closer To The Consumer

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Design your value chain for omni-channel

Today, customers expect to shop, compare, purchase, and consume on their own terms—on their own schedule, through a variety of channels, and on a variety of devices. For fashion companies, that means operating in a customer-driven economy. Not only should your marketing campaigns drive customers to the omni-channel outlets that you monitor, but your value chain should be ready to support these efforts. The omni-channel experience must be seamless and consistent, inspiring your customers to make purchases whether they’re in a physical store or online. For your omni-channel management efforts and value chain to be in sync, you must move toward new business models that are far more collaborative, consumer driven, responsive, and quick. But how do you design a value chain so you can get closer to your customers and quickly deliver on their needs? And how do you get your value chain partners aligned to get the right products to where consumers want them—as quickly and efficiently as possible? This eBook will answer these questions and more.

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Topics: ERP, Fashion & Retail, Supply Chain, Fashion PLM, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel, Infor M3 ERP, Enterprise Software, WMS, Supply Chain Management

Threading The Needle To Success: Step 1 - PLM

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Nov 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The fashion business has unique demands, and one of the most critical is the need for a collaborative design and development process. This process must be able to function in an environment of complex global sourcing, whether a company is in high fashion, luxury goods, apparel, footwear, home textiles, accessories, or any other style-based products. What makes this unique—and quite complicated—for fashion companies, is the sheer number of varieties that typically exist within product lines, such as styles, colors, and sizes. This complexity compounds further when additional lines and collections enter the mix.

In this  blog post, we’ll explore the first step in reinforcing a collaborative network which is to establish a strong product lifecycle management process that helps manage collections, sustainable fabric compositions, and design specifications. 

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, Fashion & Apparel, Fashion PLM, CloudSuite PLM, Fashion, Infor CloudSuite Fashion PLM, Infor PLM

Sketch To Store In The Cloud

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In today’s highly competitive and consumer-driven marketplace, fashion companies are under enormous pressure to create exciting new products at a moment’s notice. By providing a central repository for storing and accessing design and development information, CloudSuite PLM for Fashion can help businesses meet this need for speed, while also making sure new styles and collections are delivered with consistent quality—at the right time and right price.

Accelerate innovation with CloudSuite PLM for Fashion

Whether a company has 20 users or more than 2,000, Infor CloudSuite PLM for Fashion is designed to accelerate development cycles to get ideas to market faster. With its intuitive, personalized user interface, CloudSuite PLM for Fashion is an end-to-end solution that connects every aspect of a product’s lifecycle, from the first sketch to the store.

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, Fashion PLM, CloudSuite PLM

The Biggest Mall Owner In The US Is Going Online

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Nov 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The biggest mall owner in the U.S., Simon Property Group, is teaming with online shopping site Rue La La’s parent company to launch a new kind of website for people looking for deals.

The real estate company announced Wednesday it’s partnering with Rue Gilt Groupe, which is backed by Michael Rubin, CEO of Fanatics’ parent company Kynetic, to create a new e-commerce business for discount shopping.

Simon has been testing the website “ShopPremiumOutlets.com” since March, building on its premium outlet centers business. The mall owner operates dozens of premium outlet centers nationwide and a handful overseas. It’s been working with certain retailers at those centers — which include Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in New York — to test selling merchandise together on this site. It says it has signed on more than 2,000 designers, and has about 300,000 products.

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, Retail, Fashion & Apparel, Infor Retail, Online Retail, Fashion PLM, CloudSuite Retail

Is Clothing Rental The Panacea For The Ailing Fashion Retail Industry

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Oct 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A recent report valued the rental subscription market at around 1 billion dollars in 2018 and forecast it grows more than 20 percent a year, reaching 2.5 billion dollars by 2023. This trend isn’t lost on traditional retailers: over the last year everyone in the industry seems to be launching their own clothing rental service.

Recent research from GlobalData confirms the explosive growth of clothing rental and / or subscription services: it’s expected to reach 2.5 billion dollars value by 2023, prompting brands such as Banana Republic, Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, Trunk Club or J.C. Penney to announce their own apparel rental services.

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, Retail, Fashion & Apparel, Infor Retail, Online Retail, Fashion PLM, CloudSuite Retail

Mobile Retail Is Alive, And Consumers Are Here For It

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Oct 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Stop and think about a day you could go without your smartphone. You are checking your calendar to see when or if that is even possible. And yet you may not realize that checking email, texting your doctor or tracking your children’s usage is only part of the life your smart device breathes into you. Last year, Americans made almost 30% of purchases through a mobile device. Next-day and same-day delivery created a market for mobile shoppers and retailers are responding.

The one where the market creator remains the market leader

Amazon, the retail Goliath, created the market for instant gratification with its online presence and product availability.

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, Retail, Fashion & Apparel, Infor Retail, Online Retail, Fashion PLM, CloudSuite Retail

10 Reasons To Upgrade To The Latest Infor Fashion PLM

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Sep 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The latest release of Infor Fashion PLM offers new tools to help you plan, develop, comply, approve, and collaborate with partners in the design and pre-production process. In addition, the new Fashion PLM Cloud Edition offers a multi-tenant solution built on the Infor OS platform, which also leverages Infor ION and Infor Ming.le for seamless and social collaboration.

We've highlighted ten reasons that your company should upgrade to the latest version of Infor Fashion PLM. Continue reading the blog to learn.

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Topics: Fashion & Apparel, Fashion PLM, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel

5 Ways To Fast-Track The Design To Sales Process.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Sep 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Trying to keep up with endlessly changing trends and demands in the global fashion market puts fashion companies under enormous pressure to create innovative products at a moment's notice.

But when it takes the average fashion company six months to go from design to sales floor, some companies find they're always chasing after the industry leaders that can get new products on the racks in as little as 15 days.

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Topics: Fashion & Apparel, Fashion PLM, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel

Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) Brings John Greenaway On Board As Chief Revenue Officer Building Its Europe, Middle East, And Africa Team.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) a Global Information Technology Solutions Provider for the Enterprise today announced the appointment of John Greenaway as Chief Revenue Officer – EMEA, effective immediately. Greenaway previously served as a Channel Director at Infor for the last 10 years, where he was responsible for growing revenue across EMEA. As Chief Revenue Officer - EMEA, Greenaway will champion ICCG’s efforts to expand its software consulting and implementation footprint into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Topics: Press Releases, Manufacturing, Fashion & Retail, Food & Beverage, Infor M3, Fashion & Apparel, Fashion PLM, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, CloudSuite Retail, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel, EMEA

Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) Names Annette Cunningham As Chief Operating Officer To Expand Operations In Europe, The Middle East, And Africa.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) a Global Information Technology Solutions Provider for the Enterprise today announced the appointment of Annette Cunningham as Chief Operating Officer – EMEA, effective immediately. Cunningham previously served for 4-1/2 years as a Regional Vice President of Sales at Infor managing a team of industry-leading sales people and channel partners. As COO, Cunningham will lead ICCG’s efforts to expand its software consulting and implementation footprint into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Topics: Press Releases, Manufacturing, Fashion & Retail, Food & Beverage, Infor M3, Fashion & Apparel, Fashion PLM, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, CloudSuite Retail, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel, EMEA

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