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Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 8 Aug 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at supply chain sustainability initiatives, comments on the challenges of integrating sustainability into fashion businesses, and new figures that point to a potential supply shortage of organic cotton.

US: PLM software supplier expands with first Asia office Katie Smith | 4 Aug 14

Product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider Centric Software has opened its first Asian office in Shanghai, as part of efforts to expand its presence in the region.

Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 1 Aug 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an analysis on East African countries courting clothing and textile business, Fung Capital investing in a PLM software provider, and a look at why diversification is key for Under Armour.

TECHNOLOGY: Fung Capital helps PLM firm expand into Asia Kitty So | 30 Jul 14

Fung Capital is investing in US-based Centric Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software to the apparel industry, helping the US company's expansion into Asia.

US: PLM software to support Etam Group's growth Katie Smith | 9 Jul 14

French lingerie brand Etam Group has chosen Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution to support the growth of its three brands.

Supply chain software: PLM trends Lee Adendorff | 1 Jul 14

Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems provide increasingly sophisticated tools for getting the right products to market at the right time - with current trends including more integration with ERP, and collaborative sharing in the development process.

COLOMBIA: STF Group installs PLM for Studio F and ELA brands Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 14

Women's clothing manufacturer STF Group SA has signed up as Centric Software's first product lifecycle management (PLM) software customer in Latin America.

US: Dan Post Boot Company deploys PLM software Katie Smith | 28 May 14

Footwear maker Dan Post Boot Company is implementing product lifecycle management (PLM) software to improve its product development processes.

Factory safety: Auditing software provides a boost Kitty So | 2 May 14

With the need to check the safety of supply chains a growing concern, software providers are updating their products to help apparel and textile companies monitor their manufacturing and distribution partners.

US: Fashion house Carven chooses PLM software Katie Smith | 12 Mar 14

French couture house Carven has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) tool to improve the efficiency of its product development process.

GERMANY: Jeans maker Mustang in PLM deployment Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 14

Denim fashion brand Mustang is adopting product lifecycle management (PLM) software throughout its women's wear and men's wear product group.

CHINA: Cache Cache China to implement PLM software Katie Smith | 28 Jan 14

Women's wear retailer Cache Cache China has become the first customer for Centric Software in China, where it is implementing product lifecycle management (PLM) to support its growth plans.

SPAIN: Footwear brand Camper chooses PLM software Leonie Barrie | 12 Nov 13

Spanish footwear company Camper has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution.

US: Hampshire Group to implement Centric Software PLM Katie Smith | 11 Oct 13

US-based apparel manufacturer Hampshire Group has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) solution as a company-wide tool to help support the growth of its business.

Fast fashion: Software boosts communication and cuts risk Kitty So | 2 Oct 13

Apparel and textile manufacturers looking to streamline their supply chains can benefit from product lifecycle management (PLM) software, which can boost communications and risk management between suppliers and retailers.

EUROPE: Tommy Hilfiger to implement Centric PLM in Europe Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 13

Apparel giant PVH Europe has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for all Tommy Hilfiger Europe product divisions - and plans to extend this to its Calvin Klein Europe brands as well.

SPAIN: Grupo Cortefiel deploys PLM across multiple brands Leonie Barrie | 3 Jul 13

European fashion retailer Grupo Cortefiel is deploying the product lifecycle management (PLM) solution from Centric Software across all of its brands and product categories

US: Crocs selects PLM for footwear product development Leonie Barrie | 2 Jul 13

Footwear maker Crocs Inc is implementing product lifecycle management (PLM) software to help manage its product development process, including concept, design and sourcing.

Software solutions: New tools develop in diverse directions Lee Adendorff | 1 Jul 13

Given their rapid evolution over recent years, it is difficult to predict where ERP and PLM will be a few years from now. Increased compatibility, cloud-based systems, social media mining, and on-demand manufacturing tools will undoubtedly have an increasingly important part to play.

Software solutions: PLM becomes more sophisticated and connected Lee Adendorff | 1 Jul 13

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software has undergone a profound change over recent years, dominated by three catchwords: integration, cloud computing and social design.

US: Centric launches auditing app Petah Marian | 26 Jun 13

Centric Software has launched an app to help improve onsite auditing for companies in the retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods industries.

FRANCE: Children Worldwide Fashion selects Centric PLM Leonie Barrie | 29 May 13

Paris-based Children Worldwide Fashion Group (CWF) has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) system to help streamline its product development process.

SPAIN: Mango to implement Centric PLM solution Katie Smith | 22 Apr 13

Spanish clothing business Mango is to implement a product lifecycle management (PLM) system from Centric Software as part of global growth initiatives.

US: Canonge to lead Centric Software's European ops Katie Smith | 16 Apr 13

Product lifecycle management (PLM) specialist Centric Software Inc has promoted Fabrice Canonge to vice president and general manager for its European operations.

Apparel software trends: What else is on the agenda? Leonie Barrie | 2 Apr 13

What else is likely to be topping the apparel industry's software agenda this year? Using technology to help mitigate risk in the supply chain, automating data capture, and greater collaboration and information exchange between apparel retailers and brands and their suppliers are all highlighted. Tapping into social media and mobile technologies will also contribute to speed and accuracy.

Apparel software trends: Investing for the future Leonie Barrie | 2 Apr 13

Where should apparel firms be focusing their software investments now if they want to remain competitive into the future? According to industry experts consulted by just-style, technology agendas should include tools that better integrate all data between supply chain partners and offer end-to-end visibility, flexibility and speed.

Apparel software trends: Tackling the challenges Leonie Barrie | 2 Apr 13

Faced with a raft of challenges across the apparel supply chain, how can software help tackle the key issues? Tools that connect all trading partners, streamline the end-to-end process, and give industry leaders the flexibility and time to address everything from new opportunities to unexpected events can all contribute to a competitive edge.

Apparel software trends: Supply chain challenges Leonie Barrie | 2 Apr 13

Social and environmental compliance are the main issues facing today's apparel supply chains, according to industry experts consulted by just-style. The continued shift towards faster and faster fashion cycles, along with pressure on retailers to adapt to an omni-channel experience, are also throwing up challenges when it comes to flexibility in global sourcing.

UK: AMG to implement Centric Software PLM system Petah Marian | 28 Mar 13

Outdoor wear group AMG plans to implement Centric Software's PLM system.

US: Speedo selects vrMockshop for visual merchandising Leonie Barrie | 12 Mar 13

Swimwear brand Speedo is to use the vrMockshop visual merchandising software to help to maximise its range planning and retail space through 3-D mock-ups and store planograms.







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