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A Cad User Roundtable Draws a Crowd to the NKSA’s New York Cad Expo Panelists Share How Computers are Altering the Design Process and Manufacturing Links

NEW YORK — The recent CAD Expo gave potential users of computers in design a chance to get a taste for a variety of systems, but it was a panel of CAD users that offered up some of the most helpful information.

“Potential CAD users often hear…

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Fashion Features

Jhane’s Computer Games Pattern-Generation Software, Intended as a Visual Aid for Mathematicians, Becomes a Fashion Tool in One Designer’s Hands

NEW YORK — Jhane Barnes practices a sort of visual mantra every morning. The men’s wear designer spends her hour-long morning rail commute pouring over an endless stream of computer-generated patterns mutating kaleidoscope-like on the computer screen…

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Fashion Features

Punchers’ Conference Offers a User Forum and Some Practical Tips Embroiderers Gather for a ‘Sermon on the Mount’

ATLANTA — Boosting the productivity of their shops was on the minds of all the 100-odd embroiderers who gathered on the slopes of historic Stone Mountain, Ga., recently.

The embroiderers, who came from both mom-and-pop shops and major apparel…

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Retail

In Your Face or Out of Sight, Store Have a Choice in EAS

NEW YORK — Electronic-article-surveillance systems have been the eyes of store security guards for years, but new designs are letting retailers make those systems as visible or inconspicuous as they choose.

Companies across retail venues rely…

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Retail

Logistics Key to Sears Overhaul

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Sears, Roebuck and Co. may be minus a catalog, but cataloging the company’s day-to-day operations is the heart of its five-year plan to improve profitability.

“We will do 1998’s business on fewer dollars than 1994’s,…

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Retail

Home Shopping Poised for Growth

NEW YORK — Experts from designer Bill Blass to communications giant AT&T to the marketing gurus at Management Horizons predict home shopping will expand and solidify its share of the $2 trillion retail marketplace in record time.

Their…

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Technology

Simplicity Pattern Brings Computer-Aided Design Home

NEW YORK — Simplicity Pattern Co. is bringing the benefits of computer-aided design to the home sewer.

The company is a relative latecomer to CAD, and for good reason. Karen Burkhart, vice-president for product development, computerized…

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Textiles

Roberts Cites Market Changes, Technology in UJA Speech

NEW YORK — NAFTA and GATT are forcing the American textile industry to work harder to maintain its edge, according to Bruce Roberts, executive director of the Textile Distributors Association.

Roberts made the comments at a UJA Federation…

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Technology

Swimwear: Getting That ‘Computerized’ Fit

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Oh, those hips! Summer is coming, and the annual chorus of sighs is already issuing from fitting rooms as women search out swimsuits that make the most of their assets. But an innovative Florida company is using a computerized…

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Fashion Features

CAD and the Little Guy

Small manufacturers and designers find CAD systems are within their reach

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Retail

‘Penney-Wise’: Penney’s is Rating its Suppliers on QR

DALLAS — J.C. Penney, like many retailers, has entered into Quick Response relationships with many suppliers. But unlike its retail peers, Penney’s is grading those suppliers on their performance.

W. Barger Tygart, director of merchandising…

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Fashion Features

EDI, Scanning Prove Key to Success at Polo’s Fledgling DC

CHICAGO — Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s distribution center just turned three years old, but Al Adcock, director of engineering and distribution support, said savvy planning is ensuring the facility will remain state of the art for years to…

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Retail

Retailers Push for EAS Source Labeling

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Retailers committed to saving labor at the store level are prodding manufacturers to install electronic theft-control tags on products before they reach their shelves.

Representatives of Kmart, Wal-Mart, Home Depot and…

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Retail

Louis Vuitton Computerizes from Backroom to Front End

NEW YORK — Officials at Louis Vuitton say last month’s move to computerize its company-owned outlets is already paying off in markedly improved inventory control.

The upscale French leather goods manufacturer installed personal computers at…

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Retail

Saks Applies Quick Response to Trendy Fashion Apparel

CHICAGO — Is Quick Response quick enough to keep up with fashion trends that are notoriously short-lived? Gay Millson-Whitney, director of electronic data interchange at Saks Fifth Avenue, is trying to find out.

In a presentation at Quick…

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