The fast-fashion revolution is changing the face of the global apparel industry, which is struggling to meet the demands of an increasingly fickle clothing consumer. Retailers are under growing pressure to deliver ten fashion collections a year (up from the traditional four) to cater to shoppers with short attention spans while rising manufacturing costs and falling point of sale (POS) prices are squeezing margins.
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.
ITC Infotech, a global scale full service provider of technology solutions, has completed implementation of PTC’s FlexPLM 10.2 for UK based University of Huddersfield for its Fashion and Textile Buying Management course.
- Simparel Inc. Appoints Lana Cain Krauter to Board of Directors
- Enterprise suite to streamline productivity at Xcel Brands
- C&A selects PLM to boost product development
- Visual 2000 Achieves Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency
- Wolf Lingerie to improve collaboration with PLM
- Hamm Reno reduces lead times with PLM
- Men's wear maker A&D Hope streamlines with new software
- Activewear maker Tentree turns to PLM for growth
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What else is likely to be topping the apparel industry's technology agenda this year? Robotics and digital capabilities, 3D simulation and visualisation, cloud and mobility, and a shift in power to business intelligence and analytics, are all seen as coming to the fore.
Where should apparel firms be focusing their software investments now if they want to remain competitive into the future? Recurring themes include tools for greater visibility and control across outbound and inbound supply chains, and technology that supports fast access to accurate, up-to-date information, allowing improved decision-making across multiple channels.
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