Industry Voices: Technology Mobilizing the Shop Floor to Increase Collaboration and Productivity

By Paula Levy, Contributing Writer | January 17, 2019

Mobilizing the shop floor is one of manufacturing’s top initiatives as companies look to gain efficiencies and speed to market throughout the supply chain as well as improve the quality of the workforce in order to meet consumer demands.

Poshmark Report Examines Trends Toward Growing Social Commerce

Social-commerce company Poshmark released its first review of the social-retail environment in a report called “A Year in Social Commerce.”

The NRF’s 2019 Big Show Features Innovative Solutions – and Robot Attendees

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show at the Javits Center in New York, which ran Jan. 13–15, was bustling with more than 40,000 retailers and brands walking the aisles while the other prominent attendees included multiple variations of robots.

The Secret is in the Science for Saint Haven Soft

Creating a line of clothing that is nontoxic, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, soft, breathable and ecologically sound was the goal of Saint Haven’s Jacqueline Sacks, but once she researched the process of apparel production, she wanted to do more.

Salesforce Unveils Enhanced Commerce Cloud Platform at NRF 2019

During the National Retail Federation’s NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show,held at the Javits Center in Manhattan Jan. 13–15, San Francisco’s CRM-focused software provider Salesforce took the opportunity to unveil new offerings.

Coats Thread Company Acquires ThreadSol and Opens Innovation Hub

Coats, the British industrial-thread manufacturer who has been on an acquisition binge, recently acquired for $12 million ThreadSol, a cloud-based digital-applications provider, which becomes a part of Coats Global Services.

Lectra Launches Fashion on Demand to Streamline Apparel Production

Bringing greater personalization to the apparel-manufacturing industry, French technology company Lectra is launching its Fashion on Demand digital solution.

Connecting to the Connected Consumer Through Mass Personalization

Understanding and connecting with customers directly is as important to brands and manufacturers as it is to retailers today. Where retailers have traditionally leveraged customer data and intelligence to drive email campaigns and experiences, brands and manufacturers have not possessed the customer data to understand who their customers really are—until now.

Snapbac’s Performance Wear to Ice Down and Warm Up

Icing down sore muscles is part of a typical pain-management regimen.

The Many Ways 3-D Technology Is Changing Fashion

The IHL Group, a global research and analysis company, has reported a loss of $8.4 billion annually for fashion and retail due to returns for wrong sizing and fit. This makes 3-D technology for fashion and retail one of the fastest-growing technologies, with proven value for design and product development as well as consumer engagement.

Fashion Domino Knocks Down E-Commerce Roadblocks for Apparel Manufacturers

Fashion Domino Knocks Down E-Commerce Roadblocks for Apparel Manufacturers

The importance of e-commerce continues to grow as manufacturers seek tools to fortify their relationships with buyers.

Robotic Models Will Make Debut During London Fashion Week

Robotic Models Will Make Debut During London Fashion Week

When London Fashion Week starts this year, there will be something new on the runway: robots showing some of a Los Angeles designer’s collection.

The Key to Building a Better Brand Website

U.S. online retailers made more than $100 billion in sales during the first quarter of this year, according to Adobe Analytics’ Digital Dollar Report.

Forever 21 Unveils AI Search Engine With Visual Angle for Shoppers

Technology company Donde Search recently partnered with Forever 21 to introduce a visual search and navigation system, which the retailer said has boosted its sales.

The Power of RFID

The Power of RFID

RFID may not be new, but its increasing affordability is proving to be a game-changer for retailers large and small.