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CANADA: Lectra helps Jack Victor optimise production Leonie Barrie | 22 Feb 13

Formal men's wear maker Jack Victor has integrated Lectra product development and production solutions within its Montreal-based manufacturing operation.

MEXICO: Alvanon launches fit mannequins for Mexico Petah Marian | 1 Feb 13

Fit company Alvanon is set to launch standard AlvaForm fit mannequins for the Mexican market next week, based on its analysis of the recent Size Mexico body scan campaign.

US: Lectra appoints Epperson as VP of sales, manufacturing Petah Marian | 30 Jan 13

Apparel industry technology solutions provider Lectra has appointed Paul Epperson as vice president of sales, manufacturing for North America, tasked with helping firms in North America optimise their cutting rooms and reduce manufacturing costs.

JAPAN: Trans-Global Merchandise adopts Lectra Fashion PLM Leonie Barrie | 11 Jan 13

Japanese women's wear manufacturer and retailer Trans-Global Merchandise (TGM) is adopting Lectra Fashion PLM to help to improve product development workflow and communication.

FRANCE: Lectra names Shinonaga as MD for Japan Petah Marian | 9 Jan 13

Software and systems supplier Lectra has named Rikako Shinonaga as managing director for Japan, as part of the company's strategy to strengthen its presence in the country.

FRANCE: Façonnable implements Lectra Fashion PLM Leonie Barrie | 5 Dec 12

Fashion brand Façonnable has implemented Lectra Fashion PLM to help boost business growth by streamlining the development of its collections.

US: DeSL appoints Friedman as North America sales VP Petah Marian | 22 Oct 12

Online solutions provider DeSL has appointed Marc Friedman as vice president of sales for North America.

FRANCE: Lectra expands marketing teams Katie Smith | 19 Oct 12

Technology firm Lectra has expanded its marketing teams with two new appointments across its global business.

JAPAN: Baroque streamlines development with Fashion PLM Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 12

Japanese fashion retailer Baroque has implemented the Lectra Fashion PLM system to help streamline development and communication for its Moussy brand - and is planning to extend the rollout to its Sly and other brands before the end of the year.

ISRAEL: OptiTex embarks on expansion in Italy and Asia Leonie Barrie | 10 Sep 12

OptiTex, the developer of 2D and 3D CAD systems for the fashion industry, is growing its business in Italy and expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with a new office in Hong Kong.

just-style management briefing: Speed and flexibility a boost to profitability Lee Adendorff | 2 Jul 12

Fast fashion has had a fundamental impact on the apparel industry in the space of just a few decades, with global fashion giants such as Zara and H&M demonstrating a previously unthinkable production speed, with the ability to get a garment from concept to store in less than 12 weeks.

just-style management briefing: Fast fashion shifts supply chain focus MJ Deschamps | 2 Jul 12

Global manufacturing and supply chains are shifting and changing in response to fast fashion's demand for up-to-the-minute styles and trends at relatively low prices.

just-style management briefing: Fast fashion's competitive advantages MJ Deschamps | 2 Jul 12

A successful fashion retail strategy is now often a race against the clock, as consumers' appetites for a revolving door of apparel trends continues to grow in the era of 'fast fashion'.

FRANCE: Lectra redesigns Vector fabric cutters Leonie Barrie | 2 Jul 12

Lectra has redesigned and relaunched its range of Vector fabric cutters to meet the changing needs of manufacturers for new levels of productivity and material savings.

FRANCE: DBA implements Lectra PLM solution Petah Marian | 22 Jun 12

Lingerie company DBA Group has chosen Lectra Fashion PLM V3 to manage its collection life cycles.

FRANCE: New Lectra Fashion PLM links product development Leonie Barrie | 15 Jun 12

The latest version of Lectra's Fashion PLM tool has been developed to give fashion firms control over collection development, as well as the visibility to make strategic business decisions and carry them out quickly.

FRANCE: Mussault to head Lectra's marketing and communication Katie Smith | 24 May 12

Technology firm Lectra has appointed Emmanuel Mussault as director of marketing intelligence and communication to increase the company's brand awareness.

FRANCE: Mattia to lead Lectra's key fashion accounts Katie Smith | 11 May 12

Technology firm Lectra has promoted Bruno Mattia as director of strategic fashion accounts, to drive the company's relationships with key customers around the world.

just-style management briefing: What else is on the software agenda this year? Leonie Barrie | 1 May 12

Faced with a significantly more challenging and competitive market, what else is likely to be topping brand and retail supply networks this year? Firms would be wise to watch ways of maximising investments, doing more with less, true collaboration, accurate material forecasting and planning, and 'cloud' technologies, the experts say.

just-style management briefing: The future focus for apparel supply chain software Leonie Barrie | 1 May 12

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.

just-style management briefing: How software can help tackle key industry issues Leonie Barrie | 1 May 12

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.

just-style management briefing: Apparel supply chain challenges in 2012 Leonie Barrie | 1 May 12

After the turmoil of 2011, the biggest challenges facing the global apparel supply chain in 2012 continue to include rising costs, political and economic uncertainty in both consumer and sourcing markets, the changing role of China, increased competition at retail, pressure to integrate supply chains and the shift towards faster fashion cycles. Against such a background, the ability to quickly adapt to changing conditions and pressures will separate the winners from the losers.

CHINA: Les Enphants implements Lectra Fashion PLM Petah Marian | 27 Mar 12

Chinese children's wear producer and distributor Les Enphants has implemented Lectra Fashion PLM.

FRANCE: Lectra names Garcia to oversee strategic accounts Leonie Barrie | 24 Feb 12

Technology firm Lectra has named Javier Garcia as director of strategic manufacturing accounts, a role that will see him build the company's relationships with its major worldwide customers.

FRANCE: Lectra names Alt software R&D director Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 12

Technology firm Lectra has named Laurent Alt as the new director of its software R&D department, tasked with reinforcing the advances the company has made over the last seven years.

INDIA: Lectra expands presence in "key market" Leonie Barrie | 2 Feb 12

Technology firm Lectra is expanding its presence in India to provide local support to help manufacturers optimise the benefits of using its solutions.

TURKEY: Lectra appoints Gros as MENA head Petah Marian | 27 Jan 12

Lectra has appointed Jean-Patrice Gros as the director of its Middle East and North African operations.

US: La Jolla Group implements Lectra Fashion PLM Leonie Barrie | 8 Nov 11

California-based La Jolla Group Inc (LJG), one of the world's biggest producers of surf, skate, motocross and youth lifestyle apparel, has implemented Lectra Fashion PLM to help take its product development and lifecycle management processes to the next level.

just-style management briefing: ERP-PLM vendors eye growth in emerging markets Ivan Castano Freeman | 3 Oct 11

Just as fashion styles and trends have gone global, so have the IT vendors that cater to these companies - and those that sell ERP and PLM applications are no exception.

FRANCE: Lectra adds 3D technology to pattern development Leonie Barrie | 28 Sep 11

The latest apparel pattern-making and grading software solution from Lectra features integrated 3D prototyping technology to help streamline apparel sampling and development.







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