This is the first of a series of newsletters, providing information about our industry's technology resources, and the latest in technology applications for apparel and textiles.  The CFA continues to be of assistance!

Issue 1                                                                                                                                                         July, 2014

NGC Software
How to Manage Supply Chain Risk

NGC’s white paper, Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain, outlines strategies for managing the complexities of global supply chains with advanced fashion PLM and Supply Chain Management software. Armed with the right information, a company can control the complete design, sourcing and logistics processes - making Just-In-Time Decisions to re-route shipments to ensure on-time delivery.

Click here to download Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain

Contact: Mark Goldberg,
Director of Western Region
Infor Fashion PLM is now available

The second version of Infor's Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) product is now available. This latest version includes: New modules to support the line planning process and help improve collaboration with external sourcing partners. There are expanded design and development capabilities within the Product Development module
Infor Fashion PLM increases speed and agility by automating repetitive tasks. There are drag and drop capabilities and libraries of colors, fabrics, trims, and other supplier details to speed the product development process. Path capabilities give visibility to allow progress tracking on styles at risk for late delivery.

Contact: Bob McKee, 
Fashion Industry Strategy Director
Centric Software
PLM in Action
Lunch Workshop

Join Centric experts for an interactive discussion on how to meet strategic objectives and drive business throughout merchandising, design, product development, procurement, quality & compliance...using Centric Software's Centric 8 product lifecycle management (PLM) solution.
Tuesday, July 15th
10:30am – 2:00pm

California Market Center
110 East 9th Street, Suite C855
Los Angeles, CA 90079

The event offers an interactive and productive time for networking. Attendance is limited. The lunch workshop is complimentary.   Click here to register.
Contact: Brian Kastner,
Regional Sales Director
AIMS 360
AIMS Open House, Wednesday July 30th

AIMS 360 is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, July 30th from 9am-7pm.  

Bring your questions, have a snack, mingle with the AIMS staff, see how the AIMS software and its many add-ons will help run your business more efficiently, and discuss whatever else you would like with one of their industry experts.

The Open House will take place at the AIMS headquarters, located in the California Market Center.  Time slots are limited and filling fast.

Click here to register and reserve your time. 
Contact: Henry Cherner, 
     Managing Partner
Upcoming Technology Events

July 15:   
Centric PLM Workshop / California Market Center (more info)

July 29-Aug 7:
AIMS 360 Certification Class(more info)

July 30:
AIMS 360 Open House (more info)

September 29: 
CFA Panel for LA International Textile Show –Centric Software, AIMS 360, Tukatech “Technology: Fashion Starts Here” /California Market Center

October 23-24: 
Gerber Technology Ideation2014 / Boca Raton​ (more info)