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    Strategies’ Innovation Summit: the WhichPLM Report

    Strategies’ Innovation Summit: the WhichPLM Report

    May 26, 2016

    Mark Harrop, WhichPLM’s Founder & CEO, has recently returned from Paris after attending Strategies’ Innovation Summit 2016. Stratégies is a global leader in the development of 2D and 3D CAD/PDM/PLM and Virtual Reality software solutions for the footwear, leather goods,  furniture manufacturing and accessories industries. 

    Texprocess 2016: Tex +Tech = An Industry at a Crossroads

    Texprocess 2016: Tex +Tech = An Industry at a Crossroads

    May 24, 2016

    WhichPLM reporter and top contributor, Kilara Le, attended Texprocess Americas 2016, in May in Atlanta, Georgia. Kilara has a background in design and textiles, and a passion for streamlining product development.

    Design in a Digital World

    Design in a Digital World

    May 23, 2016

    Following the positive reception for her first article with us, Debbie McKeegan, shares her second piece with us here.

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    Uncle Billy and  the Circular Economy

    Uncle Billy and the Circular Economy

    May 18, 2016

    Chris McCann, WhichPLM Expert and Director of Resilient.World, is a key figure in compliance and sustainability. Here, he shares his latest guest article with us; in his usual informative and witty style, Chris uses ‘Uncle Billy’ as an anchor point in this piece. He writes about today’s profligate use of natural resources in a throwaway culture, and how we are, quite literally, running out of space. 

    Making a True Commitment to Compliance

    Making a True Commitment to Compliance

    May 16, 2016

    Amidst new industry buzzwords, it’s important not to leave CSR behind, or view it as a ‘passing trend’. In her first exclusive feature for WhichPLM (originally running in our Annual Review 2014), Anneke Magendans brings years’ worth of experience in sourcing and supply chain management complemented with a master’s degree in Corporate Social Responsibility

    The Rise and Rise of Social Media

    The Rise and Rise of Social Media

    May 12, 2016

    In his first guest article with us, Dan Gyves, shares his insight into social media of today, and how brands can use it to their advantage. Dan shares some tips on how brands should execute their social media presence, and interact with consumers and followers.

    | Market Feedback |
    Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 09.01.21Each week, this section will highlight a new question & answer as reported in our 5th Edition Report, designed to give our loyal readers invaluable end user feedback. All questions can be found in the hard copy publication.


    How was your PLM solution deployed? On-premise (using your own servers) or via one of several possible off-site models?
    3D; what’s it all about?

    3D; what’s it all about?

    May 9, 2016

    Lucy Royle shares her second exclusive article with WhichPLM here. In her first instalment in this series she explored ‘The Pencil Revolution’ and the transformative ways of working for designers in our industry; in this second piece, she delves into the world of 3D.

    The apparel industry is destroying our planet; can PLM reverse this?

    The apparel industry is destroying our planet; can PLM reverse this?

    May 5, 2016

    Here, ITC Infotech, a global IT services and solutions company, share another exclusive blog with us. Written by Rajnish Kumar, Global Practice Head of Retail Consulting, and Richa Sharma, Process Consultant for Fashion Retail, this article explores what PLM can do for fashion retailers and brands. Having recently launched their Sustainability Solution, this piece focuses on PLM and sustainability. 

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    • NRF: Retail’s Big Show 2016, the WhichPLM Report
      NRF: Retail’s Big Show 2016, the WhichPLM Report
      Earlier this month, Kilara Le attended NRF 2016. Packing as much as possible into her two days at the show this year, Kilara gives her exclusive WhichPLM report here, which discussed the breadth of technologies on show this time around.
    • ideation 2015 – the WhichPLM report
      ideation 2015 – the WhichPLM report
      Gerber Technology hosted their annual conference, ideation, for the seventeenth time this year. Top contributor and WhichPLM Reporter, Ben Hanson, shares his thoughts on the conference for us here.   Just before Halloween, more than 400 international delegates descended on the Las Vegas strip for a different kind of celebration – one without pumpkins or poker chips.  Now in its seventeenth year, Gerber Technology’s ideation conference and its backdrop of the towers and travertine of Caesar’s Palace was their destination.
    Digitalisation: A Revolution in Three Dimensions

    Digitalisation: A Revolution in Three Dimensions

    May 3, 2016

    Avihay Feld shares his beliefs on 3D digitalisation with us in this: an exclusive article originally running in WhichPLM’s Annual Review 2014. 

    IoTea time in the factory

    IoTea time in the factory

    April 28, 2016

    Following on from her previous article with us (in a similarly fantastical theme), Kilara Le continues to explore hot topic, the Internet of Things, here. In another look into a possible future, Kilara shows us how factory life could change through the IoT – with a robot for everything! 

    It’s Time to Create

    It’s Time to Create

    April 26, 2016

    “It’s time to rethink and reinvent your brand image.” Lectra’s latest guest article is aimed directly at designers; exploring ways in which designers can stand out against competitors, maintaining a unique and innovative perspective. 

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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.

    Download this issue

    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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