TradeStone’s merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) platform unifies the design, sourcing, ordering, and delivery of private-label and branded goods, allowing fashion, apparel, footwear, and accessories retailers to leverage a “single version of the truth.” The company’s latest innovation, Bamboo Rose, is a global e-market community for retailers and suppliers who want to exchange ideas and product information before they buy.
Trace One ) and Arigo (former Rockport Trading Systems , and Sue Welch’s former venture) are no longer relevant. Their strength remains in the sourcing and order management space, but they are on older technologies (not service-oriented architecture [SOA]–enabled) and have a narrower functional footprint. Another group of competitors is largely computer-aided design (CAD)– or product data management (PDM)–based, and they typically lack strong collaboration capabilities. In fact, many TradeStone