TradeCard to Spotlight Supply Chain Innovation at Apparel Executive Forum

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Supply chain and global trade platform provider to participate in authoritative apparel agenda alongside customer Perry Ellis.

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Kurt Cavano, Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer at TradeCard

Brands and retailers are challenged to deploy supply chain strategies that truly connect today’s loosely coupled supply networks and enable the visibility and agility necessary to meet growing demands.

TradeCard, Inc., the supply chain collaboration and global trade platform used by more than 10,000 retailers, brands, manufacturers and service providers, will leverage its major presence at the Apparel Executive Forum this week to share best practices and strategies for end-to-end supply chain visibility. TradeCard Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Kurt Cavano will participate in a supply chain workshop on globalizing the supply chain, where he will introduce TradeCard customer Luis Paez, CIO of Perry Ellis International.

Click here to view a case study on Perry Ellis’s use of TradeCard to connect to suppliers and financial institutions on a cloud-based platform.

The Apparel Executive Forum takes place October 1-3 at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans.

“Brands and retailers are challenged to deploy supply chain strategies that truly connect today’s loosely coupled supply networks and enable the visibility and agility necessary to meet growing demands,” said Cavano. “Aggressive programs for fast fashion, omni-channel retail, RFID, DC bypass and mark-for-store goods can be key drivers of business growth. But if the right supply chain solutions and strategies aren’t in place, these programs can result in immense pressure on the supply chain, leading to missed sales and markdowns. Connectivity and automation are essential capabilities for the successful deployment of these mission critical programs. It's important to get it right.”

The theme of the 2012 Apparel Executive Forum is Embracing Innovation to Drive Profitability, with specific topics ranging from the global supply chain to the evolution of the social/mobile/local shopper, and updates from Capitol Hill and Wall Street.

“The wide range of speakers and topics at this year’s Forum promises to deliver something of interest for everyone,” said Apparel editor Jordan Speer, “and our workshops on the global supply chain and RFID will give attendees the further opportunity to discuss the specifics of these topics. The goal is that they will come away with ideas that they can apply directly to their own business, or that will inspire them to think differently about the apparel supply chain.”

About TradeCard, Inc.
Since 1999, TradeCard, Inc. has transformed global supply chain collaboration by boosting visibility, cash flow and margins for over 10,000 brands, retailers, suppliers and service providers operating in 78 countries. TradeCard delivers a cloud-based network that enables complex, multi-enterprise sourcing transactions across multiple layers of the supply chain. More than 45,000 individual users leverage the TradeCard Platform to streamline transaction flows, from purchase order through production tracking, shipment and payment. Embedded financial services throughout the supply network reduce capital costs and minimize risk. Multi-enterprise collaboration on the platform delivers visibility into the movement of goods, from raw materials to the store shelf. TradeCard’s on-the-ground trade experts around the world allow entire supply networks to rapidly join and drive value through the platform.

The world’s leading retailers and brands, including Levi Strauss & Co., Columbia Sportswear, Guess and Rite Aid, leverage the TradeCard Platform and its member network for sourcing and global trade. TradeCard, Inc. is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Colombo and Ho Chi Minh City. TradeCard is located online at

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