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

Sunday Afternoons to streamline with PLM

Sun protection clothing brand Sunday Afternoons has selected Centric Software's new cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to streamline its design and production processes, and support its expansion. 

DeSL PLM adds Visual Merchandising Planning tool

Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) has expanded its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to include a new Visual Merchandising Planning module specifically designed for range planning, merchandising and buying roles in the fashion, apparel and footwear sectors.

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PLM directory

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PLM features & interviews

Tear Down Communication Silos with PLM

Join a cross-industry panel of product, design and production experts to learn how you can vastly change the way your company or organization collaborates and shares information to improve workflows through Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

Software solutions: Digital design and prototyping tools

Apparel producers face increasing options in digital design tools as software providers expand into new markets and offer more advanced and innovative features.

Software solutions: ERP developers fine-tune their systems

Similar to trends in product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, developments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) for the apparel industry are currently focused on smaller changes improving specific functions.

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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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