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PLM to optimise Petit Bateau product development Katie Smith | 30 Jan 15

French clothing brand Petit Bateau is adopting Lectra Fashion PLM to accelerate product development cycles and reduce lead times.

Lectra promotes Ferauge to lead Japan business Katie Smith | 21 Jan 15

Jean-Maurice Férauge has been named managing director of Lectra Japan, with responsibility for developing the company's presence in the country, particularly in the fashion sector.

Chinese retailer Peacebird to streamline with PLM Katie Smith | 12 Dec 14

Chinese fast fashion retailer Peacebird is implementing Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline its product lifecycle and collection management abilities.

F&F improves garment fit with 3D solution Katie Smith | 20 Nov 14

Tesco's F&F clothing brand has improved the fit of its garments globally after implementing Lectra's 3D virtual prototyping solution.

Lectra cutting room tool taps faster fashion trend Leonie Barrie | 14 Nov 14

Lectra has launched the latest release of its Optiplan cutting-room optimisation tool, with new features to help for apparel manufacturers streamline operations and improve efficiency.

Fast fashion: PLM speeds up processes from design to delivery Kitty So | 6 Oct 14

Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems help apparel companies share information more efficiently and plan for future lines more accurately as time-to-market shrinks.

3D technology: Size Stream measures up new market opportunities Leonie Barrie | 24 Sep 14

3D body scanners were first used to generate detailed size and shape data back in the late 1990s, and have since had a key role to play in helping retailers and brands create better-fitting garments. But as the technology improves, costs come down and the systems get smaller, the door is opening on a myriad of new opportunities, as Size Stream vice president David Bruner explains.

FRANCE: Lectra appoints Ingelaere North Europe head Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 14

Technology solutions provider Lectra has appointed Edwin Ingelaere as its director of Northern Europe.

HONG KONG: TAL Group improves pre-production efficiency Katie Smith | 10 Sep 14

TAL Apparel Group has saved US$2.1m or 1% of fabric consumption after implementing a cut plan and order management solution from Lectra.

GERMANY: Lectra names Nicolaes to oversee Eastern Europe Leonie Barrie | 8 Sep 14

Chris Nicolaes has been named as the new managing director for Lectra Germany, overseeing the company's activities in Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia and more the CIS countries.

3D technology: Apparel design and development Lee Adendorff | 2 Sep 14

Three-dimensional (3D) technology - while well established in many other industrial sectors like aerospace, architecture and industrial design - is still relatively new to the fashion industry.

FRANCE: Bosideng tackles efficiency with cutting tool Katie Smith | 18 Jul 14

China's largest down apparel company, Bosideng is implementing cutting room technology from Lectra to help improve the efficiency of its operations.

FRANCE: Odlo integrates 3D into product development Katie Smith | 16 Jul 14

Swiss sportswear company Odlo is implementing Lectra's Modaris 3D product development solution to enhance the fit, style and quality of its garments.

CHINA: Aokang to streamline business with PLM Katie Smith | 11 Jul 14

Chinese footwear company Aokang is adopting Lectra Fashion PLM to increase visibility and control over its supply chain.

ASIA: Lectra Seoul unit to boost its Asia development Michelle Russell | 4 Jul 14

Technology solutions provider Lectra says the creation of a new subsidiary in Seoul will contribute to accelerating its development in Asia.

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.

Supply chain software: The future of PLM and ERP Lee Adendorff | 1 Jul 14

The last few years have seen tremendous changes in the technological landscape of 'product lifecycle management' (PLM) and 'enterprise resource planning' (ERP) systems.

FRANCE: Lectra launches latest Kaledo design solution Leonie Barrie | 25 Jun 14

Responding to industry needs for faster fashion cycles, Lectra has released the latest version of its Kaledo design solution.

FRANCE: Lectra appoints Microsoft director Elalouf as MD Michelle Russell | 16 Jun 14

Technology solutions provider Lectra has appointed Microsoft executive Karen Elalouf as its managing director for France as the firm looks to accelerate growth in its home market.

FRANCE: Lectra and Spectraflow collaborate on colour management Leonie Barrie | 30 May 14

Lectra is joining forces with Spectraflow to offer a range of colour management solutions for fashion and apparel designers from conception to production.

UK: Retailer Matalan embraces 3D product development Leonie Barrie | 20 May 14

Value fashion retailer Matalan is implementing Lectra's Modaris 3D product development solution to enhance the fit, style and quality of its garments.

Made-in-US a key focus at Texprocess Americas John McCurry | 19 May 14

The made-in-US aspect was a strong selling point for many exhibitors at Texprocess Americas in Atlanta last week.

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: Dance firm Zumba using PLM to build apparel brand Leonie Barrie | 1 May 14

Global dance-fitness firm Zumba is implementing Lectra Fashion PLM to help manage the growth of its active wear line.

CHINA: Lectra to support Ruyi manufacturing expansion Richard Woodard | 22 Apr 14

Technology solutions provider Lectra is set to support the expansion of manufacturing operations at Chinese textile and apparel maker Ruyi Group.

FRANCE: Material costs key for Lectra Versalis leather cutters Leonie Barrie | 11 Apr 14

Less than three years after the launch of the first Versalis leather cutter, Lectra has expanded its offering in response to industry challenges, including an increased focus on material savings.

Apparel software trends 2014: What else to watch? Leonie Barrie | 3 Apr 14

What else is likely to be topping the apparel industry's software agenda this year? 3D product development and design, digital continuity of information and images, predictive analytics, Systems that bridge supply chain processes for end-to-end visibility and collaboration, and tool that help manage supplier capacity and materials are all highlighted.

Apparel software trends 2014: The future focus Leonie Barrie | 3 Apr 14

Where should apparel firms be focusing their investments now if they want to remain competitive into the future? Technology agendas should include tools that help shorten the time from concept to consumer, boost collaboration across the supply chain, and offer end-to-end visibility, flexibility and speed. 3D product development and visualisation is also coming to the fore.

Apparel software trends 2014: Tackling the issues Leonie Barrie | 3 Apr 14

Software can help tackle the key industry issues by connecting all processes, departments and geographies within a global business and ensuring that correct and up-to-date information can be shared in real time. Systems can also help companies be prepared for everything from new opportunities to unexpected events.

Apparel software trends 2014: Supply chain challenges Leonie Barrie | 3 Apr 14

What are the biggest challenges facing the global apparel supply chain in 2014? One that stands out is the pressure to deliver on the omnichannel promise. There's a fundamental disconnect between the demands of an omnichannel retail environment working to give consumers immediate results, and an apparel supply chain that is getting longer, more fragmented and more difficult to predict.







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