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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 & Apparel, Fashion & Retail, PLM

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 & Apparel, Fashion & Retail, PLM, 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 & Apparel, Fashion & Retail, PLM

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 & Apparel, Fashion & Retail, PLM

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: Fashion & Apparel, PLM

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: Fashion & Apparel, PLM

Top 7 Ways You Can Create Exciting Fashions Faster With Infor Fashion PLM.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In a fast-paced fashion environment, the biggest asset fashion manufacturers have is the ability to get new ideas to consumers quickly.

While spreadsheets have served the industry well for many years, in today's data-driven world, their limited functionality results in time lags, data inaccuracies, linear sequential processes, and a lack of integration to data libraries. Unlike product lifecycle management (PLM) tools, spreadsheets simply don't have the functionality to handle the new demands of a modern fashion business. 

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Topics: Fashion & Apparel, Fashion & Retail, PLM

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