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

ITC Infotech Helps Prepare the Next Generation of Fashion Professionals in the UK

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

Having served in executive leadership roles with JC Penney, Sears, Bealls and Goody’s, Ms. Krauter brings more than three decades of omni-channel retail expertise to the Simparel board.

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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: Fashion Shakeup: How will 'see now, buy now' disrupt the fashion industry?

See now, buy now has the potential to shakeup the industry as we know it. The new changes to the Fashion Week calendars impact the core foundation of the way many companies work from creative inspiration to product development, sourcing and selling. Register for Centric Software's event here...

Apparel software trends 2016 – What else to watch?

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.

Apparel software trends 2016 – Where to focus future spend

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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PLM downloads

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

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

Whitepaper: Lectra Stepping Beyond Software

The Modern Approach To Finding Your PLM Partner

Case Study: Ellery Homestyles Improves Productivity and Enhances Reporting with BlueCherry Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

As one of the world's leading suppliers of branded and private label home fashions, rapidly expanding Ellery Homestyles needed to increase product and process visibility across the business, while improving communication and collaboration among in-house teams and global suppliers. Learn how Ellery Homestyles met these challenges through industry and operational best practices.

Whitepaper: The Need for Speed in an Omnichannel World

How to Swiftly & Effectively Meet the Speed to Market Challenge with BlueCherry Enterprise

Whitepaper: Rethinking Enterprise Software to Deliver on the Promise of PLM

The Fashion Lifecycle Doesn’t End with Sample Approval, Why Should PLM?

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