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    Texprocess: the international hotspot for the clothing industry

    Texprocess: the international hotspot for the clothing industry

    March 22, 2017

    In today’s guest post, the organisers behind the renowned Texprocess event give us a sneak peak into what we can expect this year, including the Digital Textile Micro Factory – an entire product demonstration process, from design through digital printing, to fabrication – and the ‘Living in Space’ experience.

    Can we manufacture time?

    Can we manufacture time?

    March 14, 2017

    In her latest piece for WhichPLM (and her first for this year), resident digital printing Expert, Debbie McKeegan, explores the concept of ‘time’: “the most valuable commodity in our modern lives”.

    Let’s 3D Print Fashion

    Let’s 3D Print Fashion

    March 8, 2017

    In his latest, exclusive piece for WhichPLM, resident expert Yotam Solomon discusses the rise in 3D printing, and the myriad possibilities that come with it. He discusses seamless clothing, custom fit, mass scale fashion 3D manufacturing, and designing in 3D to comply with sustainable standards. Yotam shares how the industry is learning that fibres and raw materials can be combined to create superior materials.

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    The Retail Revolution

    The Retail Revolution

    March 6, 2017

    Lucy Royle shares her fourth exclusive article with WhichPLM here, exploring how brands and designers can adapt to keep up with pace. In her first instalment in this series she explored ‘The Pencil Revolution’ and the transformative ways of working for designers in our industry

    Mobile Customer Engagement in the Physical World; Beyond the App-based Economy

    Mobile Customer Engagement in the Physical World; Beyond the App-based Economy

    March 2, 2017

    In this latest piece from Christos Symeou, Founder of Blupath Ltd, he shares his vision for the future of mobile engagement. He discusses the embedding of a digital experience onto a physical object, accessible through the native capabilities of a phone.

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    February 28, 2017

    Here our Editor, Lydia Hanson, shares her thoughts on today’s ‘consumer experience’ and the expectations placed on both the consumer and the business they are buying from. As a member of Gen Y herself, Lydia focuses on millennials in particular …despite hating the term. 

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    A Fit Guru’s Guide to Customization

    A Fit Guru’s Guide to Customization

    February 23, 2017

    In his third piece in an exclusive series for WhichPLM, fit expert Mark Charlton explores customisation, mass production and made-to-measure. He qualifies the difference between bespoke and customisation, and shares how he believes brands and retailers should approach their models.

    Conversations: Michele Casucci, Certilogo

    Conversations: Michele Casucci, Certilogo

    February 22, 2017

    In the second in a small collection of interviews with innovative entrepreneurs and thought leaders to be published throughout the year, here WhichPLM discusses consumer behaviour, the Internet of Things, and identification technology with Certilogo’s Founder & CEO, Michele Casucci. Certilogo is the world’s leading Brand Authentication Platform, empowering brands and their customers to take down the global counterfeiting industry. 

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    • ASBCI’s “Fashion Fit For The Future” Event: Report
      ASBCI’s “Fashion Fit For The Future” Event: Report
      Ben Hanson reports on ASBCI’s recent “Fashion Fit for the Future” conference, which took place in Leeds, UK in early October. Serving as WhichPLM’s Editor from 2008 to 2014, Ben remains a top contributor to the site. 
    • Lectra’s Fashion Forward Event 2016: the WhichPLM Report (part two)
      Lectra’s Fashion Forward Event 2016: the WhichPLM Report (part two)
      Mark Harrop, our CEO & Founder, has recently returned from Lectra’s Fashion Forward event, where he was one of eight guest speakers. Part one of his coverage focuses on the live customer interviews, Q&As and presentations around PLM, 3D and Fit. Here, part two explores solution demonstrations from Lectra’s Campus and further PLM presentations. 
    “The Zara Effect”: Fashion Turns Inside Out

    “The Zara Effect”: Fashion Turns Inside Out

    February 20, 2017

    Eric Fulmer, VP Operations & Strategic Growth at Capture Integration, shares his first piece with us for 2017. Today, he explores the struggle for fashion brands to keep up with consumers and his thoughts on external experts.

    Extending our Evaluations to 3D

    Extending our Evaluations to 3D

    February 17, 2017

    After numerous enquiries from the industry – both from retailers, brands and manufacturers, and software vendors – WhichPLM is delighted to announce our plans for a new set of 3D Evaluations.

    Featured Advertorial: PTC’s 5 Next Generation Trends from NRF 2017

    Featured Advertorial: PTC’s 5 Next Generation Trends from NRF 2017

    February 15, 2017

    In an exclusive guest advertorial from PTC, the company gives us their take on NRF’s recent show, sharing the top 5 trends coming from the show floor including the Internet of Things and Machine Learning. PTC specializes in leading PLM, IoT and AR platforms, bringing together the physical and digital worlds to reinvent the way companies create, manufacture, operate, and service products.

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    Back Issue Publications |
    AR2014 3D render slanted The WhichPLM Annual Review 2014 is now available to download. Opening with a scene-setting introduction from our CEO, the Annual Review 2014 collects more than twenty brand new editorial pieces from a host of exciting contributors, the results of our most comprehensive end user survey to date, detailed profiles of key vendors, extensive market intelligence and more – all exclusive and never seen before.

     

    At more than 140 pages covering everything from compliance to the future of PLM around the world, this publication contains something for everyone – from the designer to the CEO.

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    WhichPLM Annual Review 2013 Front Cover In 2013, WhichPLM published our second official 'Annual Review'. This publication followed our extremely successful Annual Review 2012. Not only were the twelve months covered in this report exceptionally busy in terms of core industry events and software developments, they also saw rather significant, tectonic shake-ups to the PLM landscape - from the top down.

     

    Most importantly, 2012/13 was the year in which the power, where PLM is concerned, transitioned from the marketing departments of vendors around the world into the hands of the customers.

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    The full list of back issues is accessible here.  
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