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TradeStone Software STARS 2013: Retail Rocks! Part 2
Part 1 recapped TradeStone Software's user conference, STARS 2013. TradeStone’s Core CapabilitiesTradeStone Software’s bread-and-butter capabilities

fashion design proposals  In a Pinterest -like fashion, retailers’ buyers now have a slick way to capture what inspires them. They can collect images (even if it is an early idea sketched on a napkin) with their smartphones on the go and inspire others. Once they have seen what they want, they can share their wishlist sketches and drawings with others in their creative departments to produce more detailed designs. Alternatively, they can tap into Bamboo Rose’s approved global resources and discover suppliers, designers, and

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PLM for the Fashion Industry RFI/RFP Template

Line Planning and Calendar Management, Concept Development, Design and Product Development, Sourcing and Supply Chain Collaboration, Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), Product Quality Management, Visual Merchandising, Supporting Technology, Application Technology 

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