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Are you ready for the new Garment Industry 2.0?

Posted by Ian Hepworth

11-Feb-2016 10:47:42

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The apparel industry is beginning to move in a new direction. A recent article published by Just Style discusses the impact of the Internet, and how it is giving rise to the individual, as opposed to the mass-market. Today’s consumers have new needs, ethics and expectations, and the industry as a whole needs to adapt to cater for these.

The traditional mentality of producing something for everyone is starting to look dated and out-of-touch. With an increasing demand for bespoke items, the industry needs to adjust its approach, and instead offer everything for someone.

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Topics: garment industry

Supply chain visibility in the cloud

Posted by Ian Hepworth

07-Jan-2016 12:20:54

How_to_collect_enough_data_to_improve_supply_chain_visibility_BLOG.jpgIf one thing’s for sure in 2016, it’s that companies will rely on the internet more than ever. Whether their core operations are run online or team members simply use cloud-based apps to increase productivity, the internet is likely to be THE most used business tool of the coming year.

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Topics: supply chain solutions

Using data to drive supply chain compliance

Posted by Ian Hepworth

01-Dec-2015 10:00:00

US Using data to drive supply chain compliancebusinessman and investor Warren Buffet once famously claimed, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” Supply chain compliance is essential for any retailer or manufacturer that wishes to avoid this considerable risk. Luckily, by collecting and analysing the right kind of data, companies can protect themselves and plan for the future. 

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Topics: supply chain compliance

How cloud software can boost supply chain visibility

Posted by Ian Hepworth

13-Nov-2015 10:00:00

As supplyHow cloud software can boost supply chain visibility chains reach new levels of complexity, it also becomes more difficult to maintain supply chain visibility throughout multiple tiers of suppliers. Changes in buyer behaviours and the rise of fast fashion has placed a strain on retailers and their sourcing practices. In order to meet these new demands, retailers often use multiple suppliers and manufacturers across the globe to keep operations running. 

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Topics: supply chain transparency

Supply chain visibility solutions may meet top procurement objectives

Posted by Ian Hepworth

06-Nov-2015 11:36:27

2015 Supply chain visibility solutions may meet top procurement objectivesmay be “a watershed year for strategic procurement transformation”, according to recent research by software provider Zycus. Supplier management solutions emerged as a key point of interest, as companies pursue supply chain visibility

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Topics: supply chain solutions, supply chain transparency

Can ERP systems promise retailers vendor compliance?

Posted by Ian Hepworth

10-Aug-2015 09:00:00

Every Can ERP systems promise retailers vendor compliance?retailer wishes for vendor compliance, but it’s difficult to enforce the rules in a turbulent industry. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, while still a stalwart part of the retail supply chain, only provide part of the answer.

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Topics: supply chain solutions

Can you achieve supply chain visibility with your ERP system?

Posted by Ian Hepworth

03-Aug-2015 09:00:00

Not Can you achieve supply chain visibility with your ERP system?many manufacturing businesses can function without enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, which has the potential to provide huge supply chain visibility benefits. However, these systems are rarely perfect. We’ve examined some of the most common ERP bugbears, and worked hard to make sure that our own supply chain technology avoids the same mistakes.

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Topics: supply chain solutions

How to achieve better supply chain visibility

Posted by Ian Hepworth

27-Jul-2015 09:00:00

Achieving How to achieve better supply chain visibility supply chain visibility can be difficult in the modern supply chain, but new research suggests that it’s a team effort.

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Topics: supply chain transparency

EDI solutions in the supply chain

Posted by Ian Hepworth

30-Mar-2015 15:07:00

Electronic Data Interchange EDI solutions in the supply chain(EDI) has been with us now for quite some time, described by Cerasis as the “no paper, no people” exchange of information between electronic devices. So what benefits can it offer, and how can supply chain technology platforms work alongside it?

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Topics: supply chain solutions

Looking up to supply chain software in the cloud

Posted by Ian Hepworth

02-Dec-2014 15:00:00

Using_the_Cloud_for_Supply_Chain_Technology_BLOGCloud computing is “a real game-changer”, according to a recent report by Accenture,and we believe that it's redefining the traditional supply chain model.

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Topics: supply chain management, garment industry