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Are RFA companies going “Out of Fashion” without technology?

Are RFA companies going “Out of Fashion” without technology?

I attended “Indian Fashion Forum 2017” in Mumbai, a platform specifically for Retail, Footwear & Apparel industry. It was a great experience to participate in IFF 2017 and interact with well known industry experts, analysts, CEO’s. This definitely provided me with insights into around the industry and knowledge of how…

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PLM and the Internet of  Things

PLM and the Internet of  Things

We live in a world, where technology surrounds us in every aspect of our lives. Gone are the days where the internet is confined to a computer or a phone. Everyday devices are accessing the internet to communicate with the rest of the world. Day to day objects like vehicles,…

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Speed Up Time to Completion Order Bookings

Speed Up Time to Completion Order Bookings

Keeping track of inventory, amount of required material, quantity of products at hand and number of shipped products, etc. are of utmost importance for an Apparel and Retail company. At the beginning of every season, brands add SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) to their database for new orders. And every time,new…

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Fabric Optimizer

Fabric Optimizer

In today’s competitive market, manufacturers are facing continuous pressure to reduce costs, enhance productivity and deliver products at a faster pace.The opportunity for an Apparel Manufacturer to save costs by looking at their material costs is highest as Fabric costs account for over 70% of the overall costs the manufacturer…

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The Item Codes Problem?

The Item Codes Problem?

One will be surprised at the mess that many organizations face with this single number. The ubiquitous Item identification numbers or item codes are used to uniquely identify items by an organization that are either carried in an inventory or need any form of tracking. These codes help in speeding up…

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Nike Has A New Challenge… Apple Inc.?

Nike Has A New Challenge… Apple Inc.?

The apparel industry has always been innovative and progressive. But at the brink of 21st century, the industry began to keep up with the budding technologies and incorporate them in different kinds of apparel. Today, a fashion-pro isn’t someone who wears clothes from the latest Gucci line, but one who…

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When Should One Invest In Apparel PLM?

When Should One Invest In Apparel PLM?

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is often branded as a unique technological measure to  facilitate the apparel production and speed up the delivery. However, it’s so much more than just an efficient way to plan, design and deliver products. It helps manufacturers to come up with demand-driven strategies and get better…

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Root Causes for Fabric

Root Causes for Fabric

The apparel industry is widespread and unlike many, it’s not restricted within geographical boundaries. On that account, apparel manufacturers have to keep up with evolving technologies and methodologies as well as changing trends. To accomplish this, manufacturers make use of PLM, which integrates data, systems, business processes, and people within…

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Who Holds The Keys To A PLM Implementation

Who Holds The Keys To A PLM Implementation

The major success factors that make a high performing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) stand out from the rest include; strategic business alignment, process-based solution design, reduced customization of PLM and thorough role-based understanding and modification. Companies that take these approaches while implementing PLM achieve far greater results than those who…

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Root Causes For Making Wrong Apparel in India…

Root Causes For Making Wrong Apparel in India…

“Advance ahead to the market,” is a thing of the past. The new mantra of this fast-paced, rapidly evolving fashion industry is, “advance ahead to the customer.” Because, today, it’s a customer-centric market, not the designers or the manufacturers centric. And if you take a single wrong step, consumers simply…

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Social PLM requirements???

Social PLM requirements???

Social PLM is still not trending. Given the huge costs already undertaken organizations are unwilling to agree that their investments in PLM were probably not bang for the buck albeit they have provided companies with value. I had an interesting conversation with Dana Nickerson of CIMDATA. He pointed out me…

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Why are IT Role In Apparel, Automotive

Why are IT Role In Apparel, Automotive

One of the most influential industries, the automotive industry has been a role model for the other industries for long – mostly because of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, latest and far more effective marketing measures, and of course, utilization of sophisticated technology that supports their products from the inception to…

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Unsatisfied with Software

Unsatisfied with Software

The crucial things that drive a business are ideation and new product development. Since the buyers are no longer limited to a particular region, the demand of coming up with new products on short notice has gone unexpectedly high. To top that, customers, nowadays, also look for products that are…

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How Vulnerable Are You Without PLM?

How Vulnerable Are You Without PLM?

PLM helps you stay abreast and help you bring products fast nothing new in this statement but I am still amazed to find the need for educating a lot of customers on what can PLM really achieve for them. Customers can actualy ask one important question…Without PLM are they putting…

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Stupid Questions To Ask While Implementing PLM

Stupid Questions To Ask While Implementing PLM

While PLM is catching up quickly across the globe, most companies don’t even realize its full potential and simply jump on the bandwagon. They spend time, money, and resources without even giving it a second thought to implementing it in a better way to drive business process adequacy, which often leads to…

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