Introduction to PLM

Introduction to PLM

The fast-fashion revolution is changing the face of the global apparel industry, which is struggling to meet the demands of an increasingly fickle clothing consumer. Retailers are under growing pressure to deliver ten fashion collections a year (up from the traditional four) to cater to shoppers with short attention spans while rising manufacturing costs and falling point of sale (POS) prices are squeezing margins.

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PLM news & announcements

Asics runs at full speed following PLM roll-out

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation has successfully implemented a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, and is reporting enhanced speed, communication and efficiency following the roll-out.

Keen gets in step with PLM to support growth

Outdoor shoe manufacturer and retailer Keen Inc has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help support its rapid growth.

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PLM directory

This complete directory listing contains information on global PLM vendors, PLM consultants, PLM media and PLM events.

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PLM features & interviews

FREE WEBINAR: Breaking Paradigms: How L.L.Bean and Pearl Izumi Deliver Quality Innovations

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how these companies consistently deliver innovative products to their customers without compromising quality by using Texbase

Digitisation – The next apparel sourcing hotspot?

So far, the promise of digitisation in the apparel industry remains largely unfulfilled. But with opportunities for new cheap supplier countries nearly exhausted, it is now seen as offering sourcing executives untapped potential to lower costs, shorten lead times and increase transparency. A new survey takes a deep dive into unlocking digitisation's potential.

Utilizing PLM to Unlock Supply Chain Visibility and Responsiveness

PTC Connected PLM Series Part 2

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PLM downloads

Digital Solutions: The partner you want

The digital revolution is growing, and so is the demand for greater connectivity in the apparel industry. That’s why Gerber Technology, whose hardware and software solutions have been helping companies reach their optimum for nearly 50 years, has launched an integrated digital revolution of its own.

Leveraging technology to embrace change in the fashion industry

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is often overlooked by medium sized fashion businesses - those who would benefit from planning the most. Business owners often choose to put off investing in systems that might enhance operations, citing a lack of resources coupled with a belief that spreadsheets ‘will do for now.'

Ensure Product Safety and CPSIA Compliance

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 requires that nearly all children’s products comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules. These products must be tested for compliance by a CPSC accepted laboratory and have a written Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) that provides evidence of the product’s compliance. The act requires that all children’s products have permanent tracking information affixed to the product and its packaging.

Track and Trace Information Throughout the Entire Business Process and Supplier Ecosystem

Texbase understands the complexity of managing the disparate data sources associated with product development and supply chains. The Texbase solution includes the most advanced data management capabilities for apparel, footwear and consumer products companies.

Lectra: Thriving through change: The modern PLM project team handbook

A truly transformative product lifecycle management (PLM) project demands change.

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