Introduction to PLM

Introduction to PLM

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.

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PLM news & announcements

Barco Uniforms picks PLM to reduce time to market

Los Angeles based apparel company Barco Uniforms has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help reduce time to market and control the process of introducing new products to market.

Managing change in the move to new technology tools

With the road to implementing new technology often a daunting prospect – be it 3D design and virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software – some of the tips for managing the process include clear communication, honest expectations, and good old-fashioned patience.

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PLM directory

This complete directory listing contains information on global PLM vendors, PLM consultants, PLM media and PLM events.

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PLM features & interviews

Webinar: A Future that's Made to Measure

In this webinar, Valérie Vaillant, Fashion Marketing Project Manager, Lectra, will take an in-depth look at the market potential of the made-to-measure category for tailored menswear, which before today’s technology has been limited in size and scope.

Fashion meets function with end-to-end solutions

The fashion industry thrives on its ability to react to trends. In the age of Instagram fashionistas, each with millions of followers, never has it been more important for these reactions to be lightning fast. Among the tools to help fashion firms meet these demands are unified technology solutions that offer substance over style.

5 ways to guarantee quality and compliance in your manufacturing supply chain

This webinar explores 5 of the main problems brands struggle with and takes a look at new ways to address them.

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PLM downloads

Digital Solutions: The partner you want

The digital revolution is growing, and so is the demand for greater connectivity in the apparel industry. That’s why Gerber Technology, whose hardware and software solutions have been helping companies reach their optimum for nearly 50 years, has launched an integrated digital revolution of its own.

Leveraging technology to embrace change in the fashion industry

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is often overlooked by medium sized fashion businesses - those who would benefit from planning the most. Business owners often choose to put off investing in systems that might enhance operations, citing a lack of resources coupled with a belief that spreadsheets ‘will do for now.'

Ensure Product Safety and CPSIA Compliance

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 requires that nearly all children’s products comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules. These products must be tested for compliance by a CPSC accepted laboratory and have a written Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) that provides evidence of the product’s compliance. The act requires that all children’s products have permanent tracking information affixed to the product and its packaging.

Track and Trace Information Throughout the Entire Business Process and Supplier Ecosystem

Texbase understands the complexity of managing the disparate data sources associated with product development and supply chains. The Texbase solution includes the most advanced data management capabilities for apparel, footwear and consumer products companies.

Lectra: Thriving through change: The modern PLM project team handbook

A truly transformative product lifecycle management (PLM) project demands change.

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