Logility partners with FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, preparing students to take on today’s supply chain challenges

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Logility, Inc. is expanding its partnership with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) to give students an inside look into product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution.

Using the Logility Digital Supply Chain Platform, which leverages artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and automation to continuously sense, analyze and update activity in the digital supply chain, FIDM students get hands-on experience learning how to develop product assortments, create tech packs, source materials, evaluate different costing options, and more.

Logility recently added onto the experience, allowing students to dive further, learning how to source vendors, issue purchase orders and even track work-in-process and inbound shipments. With Logility’s help, more than 400 FIDM students will graduate every year with real world supply chain experience, giving them a leg-up on the competition when applying for jobs.

“Beyond creative vision and design skill, our students must fully understand the business side of fashion and how a product is made end-to-end in order to create a successful career for themselves,” said Barbara Bundy, Vice President of Education at FIDM. “Giving students access to Logility’s Digital Supply Chain Platform and real-world training is a professional gamechanger.”

FIDM and Logility’s partnership began in 2017 and has since expanded to include more technology applications. Logility has gifted FIDM with 500 software licenses for students. Mark Burstein, Logility EVP & Industry Principal, worked with FIDM professors to identify use-cases and develop curriculum.

“The fashion supply chain has always been complex and at times volatile, add COVID-19 to the mix, and pre-existing challenges have been made exponentially more difficult,” said Burstein. “That’s why it’s so important for students to get exposure to these challenges early on and build their supply chain knowledge. We are honored to work alongside FIDM and help the next generation of fashion and merchandizing professionals learn to master new technology and unearth skills they will use throughout their careers.”

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