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    “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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    The Value of PLM on Small Businesses

    The Value of PLM on Small Businesses

    February 13, 2017

    In their first guest article for WhichPLM, Manner Solutions explores the value of PLM for small businesses; Michael S. Robinson and Amy Hockenbrock share their thoughts on where to begin, the challenges, and how to overcome them. Manner Solutions provides clients with strategic business process efficiencies, database applications, and specialized change management counsel for apparel businesses.

    WhichPLM on Tour

    WhichPLM on Tour

    February 8, 2017

    As part of a new series our CEO, Mark Harrop, is shooting off around the globe to visit many of the world’s leading retailers, brands, and technology solution vendors. He will be speaking at events and touring headquarters throughout the year to share and gain real life experiences of what’s happening in today’s digital fast fashion world.

    The Future of Fashion

    The Future of Fashion

    February 7, 2017

    Marlene` P. Naicker is a fashion innovation and consumer engagement consultant at CEA.Fashion. As a digital transformation thought executive and fashion entrepreneur, Marlene` shares her first piece with WhichPLM today – exploring the tools and channels that can evolve the luxury industry within a futuristic visual narrative.

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    The Global Takeover of Social Media

    The Global Takeover of Social Media

    February 3, 2017

    In their first guest article for WhichPLM, Skilled.co discuss the rise of social media, and how brands can capitalise on it – including the optimum times to post or tweet, and which platforms to use for recruitment purposes. Skilled.co provide insight into the web development industry, with the aim of improving the web development community as a whole.

    Conversations: Kurt Kimmerling, Dressometry

    Conversations: Kurt Kimmerling, Dressometry

    January 31, 2017

    In the first of a small collection of interviews with innovative entrepreneurs and thought leaders to be published throughout the year, here WhichPLM chats with Kurt Kimmerling, Co-founder & CEO of Dressometry.  With undergraduate and graduate degrese in Math from the University of Chicago, Kurt is a self-taught developer with over 10 years’ experience in data science.

    Event Reviews |
    • 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. 
    Targeting Millennials; Location Marketing & Beacon Technology

    Targeting Millennials; Location Marketing & Beacon Technology

    January 26, 2017

    Yasen Dimitrov is the co-founder at Intelligence Node, a big data retail analytics company that serves the global retail community with its proprietary pricing and merchandising SaaS tools. Here, Yasen shares his thoughts on the challenges surrounding the rise of millennial shoppers.

    Download the WhichPLM Report: 5th Edition

    Download the WhichPLM Report: 5th Edition

    January 25, 2017

    With WhichPLM’s 6th Edition now in full circulation, we’re delighted to announce that our 5th Edition Report is now available to download, free of charge. The 5th Edition contains exclusive articles from industry thought leaders, interviews with the vendors, customers and pioneers shaping the future of 3D for the apparel industry, the results of our extensive PLM end user survey

    Higg Product Tools:  How you can help scale sustainability in the apparel, footwear, and home textile industries

    Higg Product Tools: How you can help scale sustainability in the apparel, footwear, and home textile industries

    January 24, 2017

    Here, The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, in collaboration with WhichPLM, shares an overview of The SAC, The Higg Index, The Higg Materials Sustainability Index, The Higg Design & Development Module and integrating with PLM.

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    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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