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PLM Trends Impacting the Retail, Footwear, and Apparel (RFA), and Consumer Products Industries
In today’s challenging economic environment, forward-thinking companies are looking at technology solutions that can help them weather the economic storm, and

and footwear manufacturing  Impacting the Retail, Footwear, and Apparel (RFA), and Consumer Products Industries In today’s challenging economic environment, forward-thinking companies are looking at technology solutions that can help them weather the economic storm, and deliver long-term performance benefits. Discover four key trends that are relevant to today’s economic situation, and learn how leading retailers and brands are embracing product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to enhance bottom-line efficiency. Read More...
Textile and Apparel
Shorter fashion trend cycles, increasing competition, and globalization have brought both challenges and opportunities to the textile and apparel industry. More

and footwear manufacturing  and Apparel Shorter fashion trend cycles, increasing competition, and globalization have brought both challenges and opportunities to the textile and apparel industry. More than ever before, to be successful, companies in this industry have to be able to work with the global extended enterprise environment harmoniously and promptly, in areas such as product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. Challenges that textile and apparel companies are facing include the following. Read More...
Small Merger Challenges and Recommendations to Users
The recent merger of enterprise resource planning vendors CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) and XKO Software presents some challenges

and footwear manufacturing  Merger Challenges and Recommendations to Users Although a small player, CMS Software competed well in the global marketplace prior to its merger with XKO Software and their re-branding as Solarsoft Business Systems in early November 2007. The features and functions of the former CMS''s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution seemed particularly adaptable to manufacturers'' current demands, with electronic data interchange (EDI) allowing for more accurate, punctual, and traceable delivery. New Read More...
The Fashion and Apparel Retailers'' Conundrum
Retail remains a very tactile industry, focused on the hand, drape, and durability of fabrics and trim—besides which, designs are still being sketched on paper

and footwear manufacturing  discrete manufacturing, since apparel and footwear buyers need to touch, see, and feel their components, and are uniquely involved in every step of the product lifecycle. Designing and planning for a season''s collection typically begins at least 9 months in advance, with 90 percent of product designs never seeing the light of day due to lack of communication between merchants, product designers, and vendors, within which time the idea is already, well, out of fashion. In the real world, product design and Read More...
Apparel & Footwear Template for Microsoft Dynamics AX: ERP for Fashion Industries Competitor Analysis Report
The Discrete ERP Knowledge Base will help those involved in manufacturing and other industries, research vendors that support a range of production capabilities

and footwear manufacturing  those involved in manufacturing and other industries, research vendors that support a range of production capabilities such as production planning, shop floor control, and product costing. The knowledge base also provides information on financials, human resources, and other enterprise management modules. Read More...
Data Enrichment and Classification to Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics
Spend analytics and performance management software can deliver valuable insights into savings opportunities and risk management. But to make confident

and footwear manufacturing  Enrichment and Classification to Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics Spend analytics and performance management software can deliver valuable insights into savings opportunities and risk management. But to make confident decisions and take the right actions, you need more than just software—you also need the right data. This white paper discusses a solution to help ensure that your applications process reliable data so that your spend analyses and supplier risk Read More...
Protecting and Nurturing Your Brand: Maintain and Grow Brand Value in a Time of Crisis
A strong brand can help achieve price premiums, retain customers, and attract top talent. But in times of economic instability, many companies trim costs around

and footwear manufacturing  and Nurturing Your Brand: Maintain and Grow Brand Value in a Time of Crisis A strong brand can help achieve price premiums, retain customers, and attract top talent. But in times of economic instability, many companies trim costs around efforts such as brand building. Downturns, however, can be opportunities to strengthen brands—customer habits change, there is competitive consolidation, and new markets open. A number of brands will succeed in the downturn. Find out how yours can be among Read More...
Preparing for Product Development in Process Manufacturing
Combining process industry–oriented product lifecycle management capabilities with process manufacturing–oriented enterprise resource planning ones can help

and footwear manufacturing  into two categories: process and discrete (if one is not counting hybrid, mixed-mode environments). Many differences exist between the two environments, but most differences can be grouped into one of two areas: 1) those differences derived from material issues, and 2) those differences derived from production issues. Process manufacturing materials (ingredients and finished products) are different from their discrete counterparts. Process materials are customarily powders, liquids, or gases, which must Read More...
Secure Analytics: Maximizing Data Quality and Minimizing Risk for Banking and Insurance Firms
Do you use real customer profiles and statistics to drive marketing efforts, or real employee data for salary or benefit analysis? While these activities are

and footwear manufacturing  Analytics: Maximizing Data Quality and Minimizing Risk for Banking and Insurance Firms Do you use real customer profiles and statistics to drive marketing efforts, or real employee data for salary or benefit analysis? While these activities are critical to success, they can put you at risk for a data breach. But with a data security system, you can maintain the data’s original properties, while giving clearance for key business activities to proceed. Learn how to assure your sensitive data is Read More...
The Myths and Realities of Product Development and Outsourcing
Recent years have shown a dramatic boom in outsourced product development, and it seems most companies are changing and adapting this practice. However

and footwear manufacturing  Myths and Realities of Product Development and Outsourcing Recent years have shown a dramatic boom in outsourced product development, and it seems most companies are changing and adapting this practice. However, companies should be wary of some of the false promises and myths of outsourcing. Many outsourcing firms, especially product development firms, can be misleading in their promises. Discover the myths and realities of product development outsourcing. Read More...
Branding and Positioning: What’s the Difference? And Can You Afford It?
Understanding the difference between branding and positioning is especially important if you''re involved in marketing B2B software. That difference can

and footwear manufacturing  and Positioning: What’s the Difference? And Can You Afford It? Branding and Positioning: What''s the Difference? And Can You Afford It? Featured Author - Lawson Abinanti - November 26, 2004 Originally published - December 15, 2003 Situation A few years ago, I had just finished an all day meeting with our company''s new ad agency when I got an uneasy feeling that, despite the agreeable head nodding and diligent note-taking, we were not really synched up. My product marketing team had presented Read More...
Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL Part Two: BPEL and User Recommendations
In a somewhat simplified language, while Web services allow applications to easily exchange and reuse information, it is only when they are orchestrated

and footwear manufacturing  SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL Part Two: BPEL and User Recommendations Web Services Orchestration Increasing demand-driven responsiveness towards customers'' needs requires a well-coordinated set of IT infrastructure components, since it is no longer good enough to purchase disparate pieces and expect them to simply interoperate. The ideal should be a sort of an independent data exchange that would leverage common metadata and processes to create composite functionality derived from existing application Read More...
Microsoft SharePoint and Citrix Application Optimization Deployment Best Practices and Performance Validation
If you’re moving toward outsourcing and a dispersed workforce, deploying a centralized knowledge and document repository is going to be one of your biggest

and footwear manufacturing  SharePoint and Citrix Application Optimization Deployment Best Practices and Performance Validation If you’re moving toward outsourcing and a dispersed workforce, deploying a centralized knowledge and document repository is going to be one of your biggest challenges. All users, regardless of their location, expect reasonable application response times to actively participate in the knowledge exchange process within your organization. Find out what you can do to overcome this challenge—before Read More...
Manage Enterprise Change and Compliance with Configuresoft ECM and Microsoft SC2007
Today’s complex enterprise networks present unique challenges to those whose task it is to manage and secure them. Existing security measures that worked

and footwear manufacturing  Enterprise Change and Compliance with Configuresoft ECM and Microsoft SC2007 Today’s complex enterprise networks present unique challenges to those whose task it is to manage and secure them. Existing security measures that worked yesterday may not be sufficient tomorrow. But by combining Configuresoft’s Enterprise Configuration Manager (ECM) with Microsoft’s System Center 2007, businesses can secure their data, protect their bottom lines from costly downtime, and meet regulatory standards. Read More...
Deliver Smarter Products and Services by Unifying Software Development and IT Operations
Unifying development and operations is a critical aspect of enabling a dynamic infrastructure—one that improves service, reduces cost, and manages risk to

and footwear manufacturing  Smarter Products and Services by Unifying Software Development and IT Operations Unifying development and operations is a critical aspect of enabling a dynamic infrastructure—one that improves service, reduces cost, and manages risk to better meet the evolving challenges of today’s technology, application, and business environments. This white paper introduces a process and product framework to help organizations enable a more dynamic infrastructure for delivery of smarter products and Read More...
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