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Managing change in the move to new tech tools

With the road to implementing new technology often a daunting prospect – be it 3D design and virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle...

Fung Capital helps PLM firm expand into Asia

Fung Capital is investing in US-based Centric Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software to the apparel industry, h...


Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 2010

The uncomfortable truth facing apparel retailers and brands just now is the fact that rising costs across the apparel supply chain are likely to drive prices upward and hurt profitability. But with the weak economy making it harder to pass higher prices along to consumers, just-style asks what companies can do to ease this potential 'sticker shock.'


Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 2010

The uncomfortable truth facing apparel retailers and brands just now is the fact that rising costs across the apparel supply chain are likely to drive prices upward and hurt profitability. But with the weak economy making it harder to pass higher prices along to consumers, just-style asks what companies can do to ease this potential 'sticker shock.'

Latest Interviews

Leonie Barrie | 27 Aug 2014

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 14 Jun 2018

Software giant Dassault Systèmes is to take a majority stake in PLM specialist Centric Software in a move aimed at driving end-to-end digital transformation, speed-to-market and innovation for the global apparel sector.


Beth Wright | 30 May 2018

Brazilian apparel department store chain Lojas Renner has invested in a PLM system to help meet its development goals, which include boosting product development cycles to reduce speed to market.


Beth Wright | 29 May 2018

Centric Software has unveiled its first artificial intelligence-based PLM module in a move that builds on its strategy to develop innovations that drive retail transformation for brands, retailers, and manufacturers.


Beth Wright | 15 May 2018

Japanese sportswear maker Descente Ltd has invested in a PLM system to improve product development and standardise operations across its 15 brands.


Beth Wright | 9 May 2018

Chinese apparel company EEKA Fashion Corp, which specialises in made-to-measure (MTM) women’s clothing, has invested in a PLM system to support its new MTM strategy and streamline the product development process.


Beth Wright | 3 May 2018

Centric Software has released the latest addition to its Visual Innovation Platform (Centric VIP), with new Visual Studio Boards to help ideas flow smoothly between design studios and production teams.


Beth Wright | 24 Apr 2018

Centric Software has released the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, which focuses on streamlining the go-to-market of products destined for multiple markets and/or channels.


Michelle Russell | 20 Apr 2018

As the apparel market continues to change and competition intensifies, brands need to consider executing digital transformation strategies if they are to compete effectively.


Beth Wright | 18 Apr 2018

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix has invested in a PLM system it says will improve collaboration and data control across the company.


Leonie Barrie | 27 Mar 2018

Chinese fast fashion retailer Urban Revivo (UR) has gone live with a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to support its product development and merchandising infrastructure.


Leonie Barrie | 16 Mar 2018

Supermarket giant Auchan Retail has invested in a new PLM system to harmonise product development processes for its non-food lines – including clothing.


Beth Wright | 21 Feb 2018

Premium outdoor and lifestyle brand Barbour has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to streamline design and development while speeding time to market.


Michelle Russell | 30 Jan 2018

Chinese womenswear retailer Lily Brand has invested in a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to manage and access data from every stage of the product lifecycle in a single location.


Beth Wright | 9 Jan 2018

UK fashion retailer Superdry has invested in a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to support growth and streamline product development.


Beth Wright | 7 Dec 2017

Centric Software has released a new Showroom solution suite for retail sell-in and collection management, designed to help brands and retailers speed up the sales cycle and reduce order error rate by making the showroom and collection presentation process real-time.


Michelle Russell | 18 Oct 2017

Two key business units of Fung Retailing Group have invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution as part of plans to digitalise their merchandise planning and design processes and share information seamlessly between Europe and Asia.


Beth Wright | 5 Oct 2017

French designer Isabel Marant has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help streamline collection development and management.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Sep 2017

Mexican footwear company Capa de Ozono has turned to product lifecycle management (PLM) software to help reduce time to market while developing its fast fashion capabilities.


Leonie Barrie | 25 Aug 2017

Outdoor shoe manufacturer and retailer Keen Inc has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help support its rapid growth.


Michelle Russell | 21 Jul 2017

European fashion retail giant Grupo Cortefiel has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to improve visibility and decision-making in its sourcing process.


Beth Wright | 24 May 2017

Building on its strategy to develop innovations that drive retail transformation for brands, retailers and manufacturers, Centric Software has released a digital collection of boards for touch-based devices to boost accuracy and speed.


Beth Wright | 11 Apr 2017

Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution in a bid to support its global activity.


Beth Wright | 7 Mar 2017

Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help boost growth and replace its existing systems.


Beth Wright | 1 Mar 2017

Chinese footwear company Topscore has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help manage growth and improve communication.


Beth Wright | 22 Feb 2017

US fashion company One Jeanswear Group is now able to make real-time changes without negatively impacting its workflow, thanks to the successful implementation of new product lifecycle management (PLM) software.

Latest blogs

Leonie Barrie | 4 Aug 2014

Data on major garment exporting countries to the US and EU shows who's winning and losing in 2014 so far. The trends suggest the EU is now the world's largest garment importer, with shipments increasing at a rapid pace. In contrast, the US is only showing marginal gains.

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