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

Lectra promotes Gros to director for Northern Europe

Lectra has promoted Jean-Patrice Gros as director of Lectra Northern Europe, tasked with developing the technology company’s relationships with brands, retailers and manufacturers.

Red Herring Names Centric Software to 2015 Top 100 Global List

-- Recognition cites PLM software provider as one of world’s leading private companies -- LOS GATOS, Calif., Nov. 25, 2015 – Centric Software, Inc., provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the fashion, retail, footwear, luxury and consumer goods industries, has been named a winner of the 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Global list.

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PLM directory

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PLM features & interviews

White paper: The Importance Of CAD-PLM Integrations In Apparel

Everyone knows how important CAD and PLM systems are when it comes to innovation and product development. What you may not know is that full integration of these systems can take your business to a whole new level by providing better insight and promoting a higher level of communication.

White paper: PLM - Make The Best Choice Implement It Right

Companies that have been early adopters of PLM have been able to see significant reductions in new product introduction lead times, and reap more profits.

Webinar: Roadmap to a Sustainable Supply Chain - Best Practices

Today, more and more companies realize that they need to make up for missed investments (time, resources, money) in their supply chain. Global sourcing trends, higher socio-economic customer awareness as well as multiple sustainability initiatives require having a transparent and especially compliant supply chain.

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PLM downloads

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?

Thought Leadership Report: Overcoming Challenges of Global Expansion

Complimentary Thought Leadership Report with Key Insights from Kurt Salmon & PwC

Thought Leadership Report: Best Practices for Omnichannel Retailing

Integrated Technology: The Heart of Omnichannel Success

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