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 features & interviews

Reacting to change in the sportswear supply chain

Changes taking place in global supply and demand are putting pressure on the apparel industry to rethink its supply chain, according to speakers at last week’s World Sports Forum. Sourcing trends, updates on emerging markets, and demographic changes likely to impact the sector in coming decades were all discussed.

NRF 2015: Retail launches and developments

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportunity for retailers to tap into the latest technologies for improving everything from customer analysis to inventory management.

Outlook 2015: What's happening with sourcing?

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2015, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? China is seen moving higher up the value chain, and near-shoring is likely to make small inroads, but improving productivity and building long-term vendor relationships are seen as key.

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How to Manage Cashflow in an Inventory-Intensive Fashion Industry

Time and again a familiar scenario plays out across the apparel industry: Retailers and brands push more new products across multiple channels in the hope of striking a sale, yet volatile and unpredictable demand means they have to turn to markdowns and promotions to shift high levels of stock

Lectra in Fashion

Expertise and leading-edge technology to develop business growth

PTC Infogram - PLM for retailers

The core idea of a product lifecycle management (PLM) system is that it manages the entire lifecycle of a product from concept origination through design and development.

Backstopped by Enterprise Apparel Software from Momentis, FAB Hits a Homerun with Bench

The Momentis Fashion System has proven itself to be invaluable to companies experiencing rapid growth and wholesalers forwardly integrating to become retailers themselves. Read this customer story to see how Momentis worked for FAB, one of Montreal’s premiere fashion wholesale distributors, representing popular international brands such as Bench and Scotch & Soda.

YuniquePLM Randa Case Study

Enabling ‘Real time collaboration’ with supply chain partners using YuniquePLM

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