Gartner Research

2013 Unified Apparel Model Reflects Maturing Supply Chain Strategies

Published: 04 April 2013

ID: G00250845

Analyst(s): Kevin Sterneckert, Mike Griswold, Janet Suleski


Gartner's Unified Apparel Model is fashionably updated to include influences of new product commercialization, MIOE and pattern-based strategies. Apparel supply chain executives should use the revised framework to identify the next wave of process improvement opportunities for their companies.

Table Of Contents


  • The Evolution of New Product Commercialization Collaboration
  • MIOE: S&OP Framework for Retail, Fashion and Apparel Companies
  • Pattern-Based Strategies Get Translated to Merchandising Decisions
    • Clustering
    • Size and Pack Optimization
    • Allocations
    • Potential of Social Media Gamification

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