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Are digital design solutions worth the money? Michelle Russell | 26 Jun 18

Apparel brands and retailers are constantly told how digital design technology and solutions like digital storyboarding and PLM can transform the product creation process. But what is the actual business value they bring to your team?


How to speed up the product creation process Michelle Russell | 23 May 18

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.


Lululemon upgrades to latest version of PLM tool Leonie Barrie | 14 Mar 18

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.


How PLM is transforming the way you design, source and sell Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 18

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.


New online database streamlines material selection Leonie Barrie | 17 Jan 18

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.


NRF 2018 – Retail technology launches and developments Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 18

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportunity for retailers to tap into the latest technologies for improving everything from customer analysis to inventory management. Here we highlight some of the latest launches and developments.


PTC updates ThingWorx Studio augmented reality technology Hannah Abdulla | 10 Oct 17

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.


Embracing digital key to survival for industry Michelle Russell | 2 Jun 17

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.


PTC expands Vuforia platform with remote presence capability Beth Wright | 1 Jun 17

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


PTC unveils new ThingWorx manufacturing apps Beth Wright | 30 May 17

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.


PTC and ANSYS develop digital simulation for IoT Beth Wright | 18 May 17

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.


Nexgen utilising ThingWorx for supply chain apps Michelle Russell | 18 Jan 17

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.


PTC FlexPLM software app aids digital design Beth Wright | 16 Jan 17

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.


PTC FlexPLM software app to improve design efficiency Beth Wright | 11 Jan 17

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.


PTC joins SAP PartnerEdge programme Beth Wright | 26 Sep 16

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.


Role-based app to enhance PTC FlexPLM software Beth Wright | 24 Aug 16

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.


MESH01 plans platform integration with PTC FlexPLM Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 16

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.


New 3D PLM platform enables faster decision making Michelle Russell | 5 Aug 16

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.


Timelines to plan for a successful PLM project Lee Adendorff | 5 Aug 16

It may sound like tautology, but planning really does work better when well planned. Indeed, planning to implement a planning tool is no small feat, and introducing a product lifecycle management PLM solution to an apparel business has a lifecycle all of its own.


Tools to help choose an apparel PLM vendor Lee Adendorff | 4 Aug 16

Product lifecycle management (PLM) has become so entrenched in modern manufacturing that it has spawned its own academic discipline and a massive body of research. And some common themes are evident when it comes to selecting a PLM vendor.


How to determine if PLM is right for your company Lee Adendorff | 3 Aug 16

Companies trying to determine if product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions are right for them should note that size is not an obstacle; these systems can be useful to businesses of nearly any size.


Utilising PLM to fuel growth and fulfil demand Lee Adendorff | 2 Aug 16

Faster time-to-market is perhaps one of the clearest advantages of product lifecycle management (PLM) software, as greater supply chain transparency enables more efficiencies to be made, from the designer’s pen to the store shelf. But connecting to other business processes through PLM, such as retail metrics, supplier inventory as well predictive analytics to forecast consumer choices, is opening up an array of new business possibilities.


PTC develops smart connected PLM update Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 16

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.


LC Waikiki selects PLM for product development Katie Smith | 15 Dec 14

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


LC Waikiki selects PLM for product development Katie Smith | 15 Dec 14

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


LC Waikiki selects PLM for product development Katie Smith | 15 Dec 14

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


US: PTC to expand IoT technology with Axeda buy Katie Smith | 25 Jul 14

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.


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: 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.


UK: Marks & Spencer picks PLM for general merchandise Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 14

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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