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What's driving investment in apparel software?

Efforts to take time out of the design and product development process were at the heart of software on display at last week's Texprocess tr...

ANALYSIS: Recession takes the shine off PLM

As apparel manufacturers cut their spending during the recession, the uptake of product lifecycle management (PLM) software was one of the m...

Leonie Barrie | 21 Jun 2013

Faster time-to-market, better quality and lower cost are the drivers behind the latest developments unveiled at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade fairs in Frankfurt, Germany. Here, just-style presents a snapshot of some of the innovations on show for apparel makers. | 29 Apr 2009

Despite taking place against a gloomy economic backdrop, the IMB – World of Textile Processing trade show in Cologne last week certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to new products and innovations. As this roundup of some of the technical highlights shows, faster time-to-market, better quality and lower cost are the drivers behind the latest developments. | 27 Apr 2009

Troubled economic times are forcing apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers to re-evaluate their investments in technology, according to exhibitors at last week’s IMB – World of Textile Processing trade fair in Cologne, Germany. | 15 Apr 2009

In just under a week's time the world's fourth largest trade fair venue will open its doors to IMB 2009. The last IMB event in 2006 welcomed some 25,000 visitors to view the latest in apparel and textile technology from around 600 exhibitors.

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Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2016

Software firm PTC has launched the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that it says includes role-based apps and ThingWorx platform connectivity for greater speed and efficiency.

Katie Smith | 15 Dec 2014

Turkish apparel retailer LC Waikiki Retail Company has deployed a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to support its product development and expansion plans.

Katie Smith | 25 Jul 2014

PTC is to acquire privately-held Axeda Corp for US$170m in a move that will help the software solution provider expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio.

Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 2014

Retailer Marks & Spencer is rolling out a PLM solution to manage product development for its general merchandise business, which includes clothing and footwear.

Katie Smith | 6 Nov 2013

Software supplier Lectra has appointed BT Nagesh as its director for India, tasked with addressing the needs of the company's apparel and automotive customers in the country.

Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 2013

Running footwear and apparel maker Brooks Sports Inc has selected PTC Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology to help streamline product development, materials management and sourcing requirements.

Katie Smith | 12 Sep 2013

PTC has acquired long-term partner NetIDEAS, a software hosting firm specialising in product development and product lifecycle management (PLM).

Leonie Barrie | 17 Jul 2013

Brooks Sports, the US-based running brand, has invested in PTC's FlexPLM solution to help it deliver the right products, at the right time and price, while retaining profit margins.

Leonie Barrie | 14 Jun 2013

A new pre-configured PLM solution has been developed to help retail, apparel and footwear companies achieve faster deployment and take advantage of best practices and industry-specific functionality.

Petah Marian | 22 Nov 2012

Outdoor wear company Cabela's has implemented a product lifecycle management system (PLM) from PTC to eliminate redundant tasks and enable more time for creativity and innovation.

Leonie Barrie | 8 Nov 2012

Clothing retailer Brooks Brothers Group has selected a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help improve product design and development effectiveness, reduce costs and better capture market opportunities.

Leonie Barrie | 8 May 2012

French textiles major Devanlay, the exclusive worldwide licensee for the Lacoste clothing and accessories brand, has invested in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to help improve its overall efficiency and boost global product development.

Leonie Barrie | 7 Dec 2011

Lifestyle clothing company Tommy Bahama has selected PTC FlexPLM Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to help improve supply chain collaboration and reduce product development time as it grows its global business. | 5 Apr 2011

The Product Development Company has released the latest version of its Windchill Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, which now lets manufacturers to do more throughout the product lifecycle, know more about product performance and get more value from PLM. | 17 Mar 2011

Women's wear retailer Chico's FAS has invested in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to standardise operations across all of its categories, brands and departments and enhance its ability to be first to market with the latest fashion. | 28 Apr 2010

Footwear maker Deckers Outdoor Corporation, whose brands include Teva, Simple Shoes, and Ugg Australia, has selected the PTC Windchill Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to enhance product development and production. | 23 Jun 2009

Leading Chinese sporting goods provider Li Ning has invested in a product lifecycle management (PLM) system to help drive its corporate expansion and globalisation initiatives. | 27 Apr 2009

There are encouraging signs of optimism among suppliers of production software to the global apparel industry as manufacturers, retailers and brands turn to new technology to prepare themselves for an eventual uptick in business. | 24 Mar 2009

Footwear firm Brown Shoe Company Inc has taken steps to improve collaboration and visibility across its global product development process by implementing a new product lifecycle management (PLM) platform. | 15 Jan 2009

A business information portal dedicated to PLM (product lifecycle management) software for the fashion, textile and footwear industries was launched today (15 January) by just-style. | 17 Dec 2008

A business information portal dedicated to PLM (product lifecycle management) software for the fashion and textile industry is being launched by just-style in the New Year. | 25 Jun 2008

Sports equipment producer Oxylane Group, which until recently was known as Décathlon, has chosen PTC’s FlexPLM to accelerate development of its private-label products. | 24 Jun 2008

Leading suppliers of product life-cycle management software (PLM) are eyeing expansion in Asia amid hopes that China will become their biggest market over the next five years. | 28 May 2008

Agron Inc, the accessory licensee for Adidas America, is using PTC’s Retail, Footwear and Apparel PLM solution to manage its accessory product lines from design concept through product development and catalogue creation.

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