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NRF 2018 – Retail technology innovations

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportu...

What's driving investment in apparel software?

Efforts to take time out of the design and product development process were at the heart of software on display at last week's Texprocess tr...


Leonie Barrie | 21 Jun 2013

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.


Ivan Castano Freeman | 30 Mar 2010

As apparel manufacturers cut their spending during the recession, the uptake of product lifecycle management (PLM) software was one of the many casualties. But signs suggest investment momentum is picking up again, with double-digit growth expected in the coming years. Ivan Castano-Freeman reports.


just-style.com | 29 Apr 2009

Despite taking place against a gloomy economic backdrop, the IMB – World of Textile Processing trade show in Cologne last week certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to new products and innovations. As this roundup of some of the technical highlights shows, faster time-to-market, better quality and lower cost are the drivers behind the latest developments.


just-style.com | 29 Apr 2009

Despite taking place against a gloomy economic backdrop, the IMB – World of Textile Processing trade show in Cologne last week certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to new products and innovations. As this roundup of some of the technical highlights shows, faster time-to-market, better quality and lower cost are the drivers behind the latest developments.

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Michelle Russell | 23 May 2018

As brands and retailers come under increasing pressure to respond to consumer demand for new trends, slashing time in the development process offers the greatest potential for companies to remain competitive.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Mar 2018

Athletic and yoga wear specialist Lululemon has upgraded its PLM software, with additions to deliver greater functionality, an improved user experience and further process efficiencies.


Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 2018

The time between the emergence of a trend and its mass dissemination has shrunk considerably, from one year to three to five weeks, according to the Boston Consulting Group.


Leonie Barrie | 17 Jan 2018

A new online materials database has been launched to provide brands and manufacturers with a more streamlined and collaborative way of selecting material samples and swatches – as well as populating PLM data for the product creation process.


Hannah Abdulla | 10 Oct 2017

Software firm PTC is giving its Thingworx Studio augmented reality technology a fresh update to help improve time to revenue as well as reduce costs and complexity for its users.


Michelle Russell | 2 Jun 2017

Manufacturers need to embrace digitalisation and completely change the way they sell and produce products if they are to survive, was the message from a recent US technology conference.


Beth Wright | 1 Jun 2017

Software firm PTC is to expand its Vuforia platform to include a new remote presence capability for developers, consumers, and businesses.


Beth Wright | 30 May 2017

Software firm PTC has launched a selection of new manufacturing apps based on its ThingWorx Internet of Things (IoT) platform, designed to boost operational performance and simplify digital transformation.


Beth Wright | 18 May 2017

Software firm PTC has partnered with specialist developer ANSYS to develop a platform solution that enables digital simulation for its industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform.


Michelle Russell | 18 Jan 2017

Apparel identification and RFID business Nexgen Packaging is to use PTC's ThingWorx Internet of Things (IoT) platform to develop a range of design and delivery solutions for the retail, apparel and footwear industry.


Beth Wright | 16 Jan 2017

Software firm PTC has revealed the latest innovation for its product lifecycle management (PLM) software, a concept management app designed to provide retailers with the tools they need to embrace digital design.


Beth Wright | 11 Jan 2017

Software firm PTC has unveiled the first in a series of apps it claims will further enhance its product lifecycle management (PLM) software by boosting workflow and information accessibility.


Beth Wright | 26 Sep 2016

PTC is to make its ThingWorx Internet of Things (IoT) technology available on the SAP HANA platform after joining the SAP PartnerEdge programme as a partner that designs, develops and builds software integrated with SAP solutions.


Beth Wright | 24 Aug 2016

PTC has unveiled its first role-based app which it claims will further enhance its product lifecycle management (PLM) software by providing vendors with quick access to product data, improving collaboration with suppliers.


Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 2016

MESH01, which provides metric-driven insights for consumer-centric brands, is to integrate with PTC FlexPLM in a move that will provide a single platform to streamline product development and information.


Michelle Russell | 5 Aug 2016

Electronics For Imaging's Optitex software unit has integrated its software with PLM provider PTC, allowing apparel brands to leverage 3D technology to review and validate collections within a few weeks of design.


Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2016

Software firm PTC has launched the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that it says includes role-based apps and ThingWorx platform connectivity for greater speed and efficiency.


Katie Smith | 15 Dec 2014

Turkish apparel retailer LC Waikiki Retail Company has deployed a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to support its product development and expansion plans.


Katie Smith | 15 Dec 2014

Turkish apparel retailer LC Waikiki Retail Company has deployed a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to support its product development and expansion plans.


Katie Smith | 15 Dec 2014

Turkish apparel retailer LC Waikiki Retail Company has deployed a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to support its product development and expansion plans.


Katie Smith | 25 Jul 2014

PTC is to acquire privately-held Axeda Corp for US$170m in a move that will help the software solution provider expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 2014

Retailer Marks & Spencer is rolling out a PLM solution to manage product development for its general merchandise business, which includes clothing and footwear.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 2014

Retailer Marks & Spencer is rolling out a PLM solution to manage product development for its general merchandise business, which includes clothing and footwear.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 2014

Retailer Marks & Spencer is rolling out a PLM solution to manage product development for its general merchandise business, which includes clothing and footwear.

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