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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.

ITALY: Imperial turns to PLM to help speed development Leonie Barrie | 19 Feb 14

Italian fast fashion company Imperial is implementing Lectra Fashion PLM to help streamline the development process and support its worldwide business growth.

FRANCE: Lectra and ESCP establish fashion & tech chair Michelle Russell | 7 Feb 14

Software supplier Lectra and ESCP Europe Business School, have inaugurated the Fashion and Technology Chair.

US: Industry veteran Robinson to lead Simparel sales Katie Smith | 30 Jan 14

Industry veteran John Robinson has been appointed as senior vice president of sales and marketing at software provider Simparel.

CHINA: Ellassay invests in PLM to support global growth Leonie Barrie | 29 Jan 14

Chinese women's wear brand Ellassay has chosen Lectra Fashion PLM to support its brand management and global business strategy.

FRANCE: New Lectra Fashion PLM V3R3 boosts collaboration Leonie Barrie | 17 Jan 14

Technology firm Lectra has updated its Fashion PLM tool with "significant improvements" for collaboration and transparency, both of which are "prerequisites for business growth," the company says.

FRANCE: Lectra appoints Nagesh as director for India Katie Smith | 6 Nov 13

Software supplier Lectra has appointed BT Nagesh as its director for India, tasked with addressing the needs of the company's apparel and automotive customers in the country.

CHINA: Lectra expands fashion team in Greater China Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 13

Technology firm Lectra is expanding its team in Greater China to help firms improve their fashion design and development capabilities as they move from manufacturing to developing their own brands.

CHINA: Lingerie maker ManiForm invests in Vector cutter Leonie Barrie | 7 Aug 13

Leading Chinese lingerie maker ManiForm has selected Lectra's Vector automatic cutting system to help boost its competitive edge.

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.

Texprocess & Techtextil 2013: Products on show Leonie Barrie | 21 Jun 13

Faster time-to-market, better quality and lower cost are the drivers behind the latest developments unveiled at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade fairs in Frankfurt, Germany. Here, just-style presents a snapshot of some of the innovations on show for apparel makers.

FRANCE: Lectra improves visibility into cost of production Leonie Barrie | 21 Jun 13

Lectra is offering users of its design, development and manufacturing solutions more visibility into the cost of production earlier in the design and product development phases.

Texprocess 2013: Lectra re-sets its focus for the future Leonie Barrie | 18 Jun 13

The first clue that Lectra is taking a new approach to meeting the needs of its customers came from the display on its stand at last week's Texprocess technology trade show.

Webinar: Achieving the perfect fit Leonie Barrie | 3 Jun 13

The challenges of achieving better garment fit quality and consistency - and the ways in which well-controlled product development can help tackle the problem - will be the focus of a new webinar being organised by just-style later this week.

US: Lectra names Cumming as fashion sales VP Petah Marian | 29 May 13

Technology company Lectra has named Shane Cumming as vice president of sales, fashion, for North America, responsible for strengthening Lectra's relationships with its fashion customers and helping them to develop future strategies.

FRANCE: Lectra enhances Kaledo textile design suite Leonie Barrie | 17 May 13

Lectra has enhanced its Kaledo textile design suite to offer a wider range of creative tools along with improved usability for speed, control and accuracy.

FRANCE: Lectra updates Diamino marker-making solution Katie Smith | 2 May 13

Lectra has updated its Diamino pre-costing and marker-making solution, which it claims will help fashion companies cut processing times, while reducing costs and material waste.

Garment size and fit a "moving target" Leonie Barrie | 19 Apr 13

Fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers are facing a "moving target" when it comes to garment sizing and fit. A focus on changing consumer shapes, communication with both offshore factories and customers, pattern blocks and fit forms, as well as processes and training are all needed now if the industry is to prevent problems in the future, say leading executives.

US: Lectra enhances product development solution Petah Marian | 19 Apr 13

Lectra has released an enhanced version of its product development solution for pattern making, grading and 3D prototyping.

CHINA: Zhejiang Nali Apparel adopts Lectra Fashion PLM Petah Marian | 12 Apr 13

Zhejiang Nali Apparel, a Chinese women's wear and accessories company, is adopting Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline its collection development.

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: Speakers line-up for apparel size and fit seminar Leonie Barrie | 12 Mar 13

The latest issues and innovations in garment sizing and fit will be the focus of a new one-day seminar being organised by the ASBCI (Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry) next month.







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