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

Max Mara's Imax selects PLM to boost efficiencies

Imax, a manufacturing division of Italian luxury womenswear business Max Mara, has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help reduce costs and boost time to market.

Redbubble selects PLM to boost collaboration

Global online marketplace Redbubble has selected Centric's SMB PLM solution – a cloud-based tool tailored for emerging businesses – to improve cross-team collaboration, particularly between the product development and supply chain teams.

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PLM directory

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PLM features & interviews

All Sewn Up: The Fashion Software Essentials

Learn more about the importance of connecting your front & back office systems in order to streamline processes, reduce errors and disconnected information, and maximise business success. View the webinar to hear best practice advice & analysis around those companies that got it right, and wrong.

Integrating ERP and PLM

How best-in-class PLM systems add value to ERP to gain the competitive edge in Apparel Design and Manufacturing.

PTC - White paper - Closed-loop product lifecycle management

This report explores the latest technologies and best practices for a successful digital transformation. Commissioned by PTC and undertaken by the Aberdeen group, over 100 fashion and retail professionals were surveyed globally.

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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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