Samir Alam

Samir Alam is a writer and researcher with over 10 years of experience across multiple domains and industries. His current areas of specialization include Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) research, Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) and Data Governance.

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December 30, 2019

Top 5 Most Popular Fashion & Apparel Supply Chain Posts From 2019

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2019 has been an exciting year for the apparel and fashion industry - from the rise of rentable fashions to the proliferation of artificial technology in retail. Our blog has tracked these changes and evolutions, playing host to a myriad of expert voices. We’ve had the privilege to share in their unique perspectives on topics critical to the state of the fashion and apparel industry.

So, as the year draws to a close, we are delighted to share the top five most popular posts, based on readership metrics from the CGS blog.  We hope that these posts will fill you with answers, inspiration, ideas and a brand new outlook for the year ahead.

#1 What Can Fashion and Apparel Companies Do to be More Eco-Friendly?

Published: Sep 18, 2019

Topics: Applications, PLM, ERP

Key Takeaways: In this episode of the CGS podcast ‘The Thread’, host Evan Aldo is joined by Tommy See, Director of Product Marketing for the Applications Division at CGS to discuss how fashion and apparel companies can be more eco-friendly. They explore the findings of the CGS Sustainability Survey Report, which showed that consumer buying behavior is increasingly eco-conscious. Tommy and Evan examine what this means for businesses and the industry as a whole.

#2 MyDyer Fuels Growth with an End-to-End ERP and PLM Solution

Published: Mar 12, 2019

Topics: Applications

Key Takeaways: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools play a critical role in the success of an international apparel company. Global apparel manufacturer MyDyer successfully implemented an end-to-end ERP and PLM solution to create a customer-centric omnichannel experience which helped improve their processes, reduce costs, and ensure greater supply-chain visibility.

#3 What Does ERP Stand for and What Does it Do for Apparel & Fashion Businesses Today?

Published: Sep 19, 2019

Topics: Applications, ERP

Key Takeaways: Whether you’re a small regional manufacturer or a global retailer, ERP systems play an integral role in determining your success. For fashion and apparel players, an ERP solution can help manage costs, streamline operations and improve workflow. With the right ERP system in place, companies can enjoy a substantial return-on-investment with a rise in workplace efficiency, productivity, supply chain visibility and overall profitability.

#4 Predict Demand and Supply Needs with Integrated Supply Chain Analytics

Published: Mar 18, 2019

Topics: Applications

Key Takeaway: The fashion and apparel industry is prone to sudden, disruptive trends. Fashion fads can change overnight, which is why businesses need to be able to adapt quickly in order to stay competitive. This is where integrated supply chain analytics can help. The right analytics solution can help forecast demand by predicting consumer behavior. So companies can build an agile and responsive supply chain that’s ready for anything.

#5 What is PLM and What is it for?

Published: Sep 25, 2019

Topics: Applications, PLM

Key Takeaway: The business of developing, designing, producing, transporting and distributing apparel is a complex one. To simplify and streamline processes, PLM solutions can enhance the speed to market while ensuring high quality at reduced prices. With advancements in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and sensors, PLM tools can help fashion businesses stay up-to-date and profitable.

This concludes our list of the top 5 most popular posts from the CGS blog. We hope you found them informative and worthwhile. But even as we say goodbye to 2019, stay tuned for a series of new posts in the coming weeks, where we will share our 2020 industry trends reports and other interesting updates.

On behalf of all of us at CGS, may your 2020 be filled with joy, success and innovation!

 

Samir Alam

Samir Alam is a writer and researcher with over 10 years of experience across multiple domains and industries. His current areas of specialization include Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) research, Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) and Data Governance.

Written by

Samir Alam

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