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Zooming into the Clothing Retailer Conundrum
If retailers in the vertical market of fashion apparel do not constantly refresh their presentation and assortment for consumers, they run the risk of being

clothing  into the Clothing Retailer Conundrum While most of the observations made so far throughout this series hold true for multiple retail segments (for more information on the scope of retail management systems in general, please see Retail Systems: A Primer and Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors ), the increasingly fickle and demanding customer base of teens (and their paying parents) or yuppies has led to the fashion apparel or garment retail vertical market to become one of the fastest Read More...
Italian Men''s Clothing Design and Manufacturing Company Selects Microsoft Dynamics AX for Its US Operations
Canali, word-famous Italian men''s clothing brand, has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX for its US operations. Business in North America must be going quite well

clothing  Men''s Clothing Design and Manufacturing Company Selects Microsoft Dynamics AX for Its US Operations Canali, word-famous Italian men''s clothing brand, has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX for its US operations. Business in North America must be going quite well, as the company has decided to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software application that would serve the entire region. All Canali''s factories are in Italy (and the fact that it has not moved its manufacturing operations to Read More...
Case Study: Kathmandu
Outdoor equipment and clothing retailer Kathmandu sought a new enterprise management system to support expansion throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the

clothing  Kathmandu Outdoor equipment and clothing retailer Kathmandu sought a new enterprise management system to support expansion throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The new system, with capabilities for point of sale (POS) and inventory management, had to be scalable. Based on a strong customer reference, Kathmandu chose PRONTO-Xi. Find out how PRONTO-Xi has helped improved efficiencies and promotion management. Read More...
SAP Case Study: Consumer Products-Sporting Goods
Part of the sports world for eighty years, the adidas product portfolio includes state-of-the-art athletic shoes, clothing, and accessories. Two essential

clothing  includes state-of-the-art athletic shoes, clothing, and accessories. Two essential requirements for solidifying adidas’ position as leader are the development of strong brands, and continued revenue growth. Regarding its operational strengths, adidas focuses on constantly improving customer service. In 2005, this included the complete reorganization of online order management. Read More...
Case Study: Charlotte Russe
Charlotte Russe, a women’s clothing retailer, had complicated processes for sales, markdown, and performance analysis. These processes often resulted in missed

clothing  Charlotte Russe, a women’s clothing retailer, had complicated processes for sales, markdown, and performance analysis. These processes often resulted in missed deadlines, and so the company searched for a way to automate and improve them. By implementing a business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) solution, the company reduced sales analysis and markdown planning from days to minutes. Read More...
“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical

clothing  , the famous Spanish clothing manufacturer , has two supply chains, one for staples and the other for fashion clothing. To get the fastest response time, Zara uses pricey Western European suppliers for the fashion items. But for the more predictable demand items, it uses Eastern European suppliers, which have poorer response time (not a major concern here) but at much lower cost. In addition to varying the supply chain by product type, Fisher recommends several other variables to consider, such as store Read More...
Quantum Retail: Challenging the
Every year-ending holiday season reminds us of the importance of consumer spending and the retail sector for the United States (US) and global economies

clothing  a UK grocery chain (clothing, furniture and homeware, flowers, gifts, wine, etc.) Matalan , another UK fashion retailer Eddie Bauer , a US outdoor retailer There is a good, nearly even split between the company’s UK and the US customers, and a fair spread across the retail subverticals also. Quantum has sought to solve problems for all types of merchandise,including the most difficult inventory problems: the high-margin slow-movers and the very volatile sellers – i.e., the problems that are not being Read More...
Demandware Gets Into Mainstream Order Management
Demandware, a cloud commerce solution provider, recently acquired the cloud-based order management solution provider Mainstreet Commerce. See how this

clothing  approximately 20 customers, including clothing retailer Vineyard Vines, which is leveraging the two technologies to enable omni-channel shopping experiences. Mainstreet’s entire team, including founders Mike Sandler and Nick Laurie, will join Demandware. Demandware does not expect that this transaction will have a material impact on its 2014 financial results. Demandware CEO’s blog post sheds more light on the rationale behind the acquisition .   With this acquisition, Demandware aims to help Read More...
“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for the supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of

clothing  article “Zooming into the Clothing Retailer Conundrum.” 5) Finally, investor expectations of publicly held retailers are intense — There is an enormous pressure from investors and Wall Street for year-over-year improvement of financial results. One of the best ways to boost profitability is through differentiated products: the gross margins from selling a private-label product are reportedly 10 to 15 points higher than they are on a wholesale brand. Furthermore, Wall Street rewards retailers that ba Read More...
Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge
Mills are factories where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing, or for immediate end-use

clothing  in between. A plain clothing fabric could be printed with hundreds of combinations of colors and patterns. This complicates conventional forecasting and planning below the generic level. Such exacting business requirements demand distinctive software that is designed to concurrently handle and track several inventory item attributes or specifications, such as heat, dimension (width, length, or gauge), form, diameter, shape, grade, grain direction or texture, density, and more. Detailed information on chem Read More...
Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The

clothing  on rapid design-to-production of clothing, will obtain additional channels in Asia and Latin America. This PDM product may gain the expertise necessary for sales to seating and interior suppliers in the automotive industry, which is another stronghold of Infor. Certainly, the downside is a somewhat dubious future for Geac''s StreamLine, Ratioplan, and Management Data suites, which, as niche products, will likely have backburner status within the Corestone migration. The same holds true for about 600 Read More...
Accelerate ROI for Business Process Management (BPM)
Business process management (BPM) consists of software and expertise, designed to improve the performance, visibility, and agility of business processes. With

clothing  from IBM A major clothing retailer was famous for its extensive product selection. However, the company was using a traditional manual process — dependent on e-mails, faxes and phone calls — to find products when a given retail location was out of stock. This process resulted in a sale almost every time, but several hours were required to locate items in a large network of stores, distribution centers and warehouses. Meanwhile, customers became frustrated as they waited for information or deliveries. Read More...
Optimizing the Supply Chain and Increasing Customer Satisfaction: An Interview with Robert Abate of RCG Information Technology
Manufacturers must constantly address how to increase customer satisfaction, identify supply chain issues before they become problems, and lower production

clothing  in the development of clothing is [that] clothing is seasonal-based, so raw materials are brought to manufacturing facilities usually with a long lead time prior to getting it out into the sale and retail floors. And when there are issues with those materialsany of the materials in the manufacturing processit would cause problems downstream, and the ripple effect occurs. One small problem in the manufacturing process could cause a much larger problem by the time it gets to the retail process. So what we Read More...
Sunrise Technologies’ AFT for Microsoft Dynamics AX Is Now TEC Certified for ERP for Fashion Industries
I am pleased to announce that Sunrise Technologies’ Apparel @ Footwear Template (AFT) for Microsoft Dynamics AX is now TEC Certified, and available for online

clothing  in the soft-goods industry (clothing and other textile goods). Sunrise has developed additional functionality on top of Dynamics AX to support the soft-goods industry including functionality for Product Information Management, Sales & Marketing, Procurement and Sourcing, and Production Control. This additional functionality should make this solution a strong contender for any small to mid-size business in the soft-goods industries searching for a complete ERP solution. You can see how the Sunrise’s AFT Read More...
The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes
The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively

clothing  line of moderately priced clothing and accessories. Its stores are thus designed to reflect the tastes and “culture” of these young shoppers, and the retailer''s buyers order products at quarterly shows from a variety of vendors. The problem here is that the retailer is always chasing changing fashion trends. The retailer''s stock must reflect the very latest fashions, since its target market is likely to be aware of and seek out these fashion trends. For example, if the shopper sees a particular T-shir Read More...

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