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    The Future of Retail for Fashion: starting now!

    The Future of Retail for Fashion: starting now!

    December 7, 2016

    Susan Olivier, VP Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Solutions at Dassault Systèmes, shares an exclusive article with WhichPLM, exploring the future of Fashion from a retail and technological standpoint – a future adapting to the changing behavior of consumers. 

    What’s in a name?

    What’s in a name?

    December 1, 2016

    In his most recent piece with us, frequent WhichPLM contributor Dan Hudson, President of E-Spec, shares the issues he has found with mismatched fields between systems, and the necessity in having everyone in a business ‘on the same page’ when it comes to field names.

    Turning RFA PLM on its head

    Turning RFA PLM on its head

    November 29, 2016

    In Mark Harrop’s latest article he breaks down his views on PLM for our industry, and what the term really means.

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    Improving Color Across Suppliers

    Improving Color Across Suppliers

    November 22, 2016

    Shoshana Burgett, Director of Corporate Strategy for X-Rite Pantone, shares her first piece with WhichPLM, in which she discusses the importance of color standards, and the many challenges surrounding color.

    True Sustainability

    True Sustainability

    November 21, 2016

    In his first featured article with us, Yotam Solomon explores ‘true sustainability’, looking at the basics of renewable versus recyclable for the average consumer, and sharing his views on fashion production. Yotam is a fashion designer and product developer focusing on cradle-to-cradle innovation in apparel and footwear, and sits on our Expert panel as a sustainable fashion design expert.

    The Future is Always Now; Evolving Lifecycles in Fashion

    The Future is Always Now; Evolving Lifecycles in Fashion

    November 18, 2016

    Jo Conlon & Andrew Taylor, both Senior Lecturers at the University of Huddersfield, share their first exclusive guest blog with us. The duo discusses the education around technology in fashion, and the journey UoH has undergone to add PLM to the curriculum, as well as their plans to blur the lines between higher education and industry in the future.

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    Clearing up the Cloud

    Clearing up the Cloud

    November 16, 2016

    Continuing his guest series with us, Dan Hudson of E-Spec shares his latest instalment. As the title suggests, Dan uses this post to ‘clear up the cloud’ and shares the myriad applications that have now gone cloud-based.

    WhichPLM on Tour: Nottingham Trent

    WhichPLM on Tour: Nottingham Trent

    November 14, 2016

    WhichPLM’s Founder & CEO, Mark Harrop, was recently invited to hold a guest lecture at Nottingham Trent University – his second lecture in as many weeks. Mark shared his expertise with 150 students on the Fashion Management course.

    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. 
    Fast Fashion + Immediate Trends: Driving the Designer Workflow

    Fast Fashion + Immediate Trends: Driving the Designer Workflow

    November 10, 2016

    In a highly visual guest blog, resident digital printing expert, Debbie McKeegan shares her latest thoughts with WhichPLM’s community. In this instalment, she focuses on digital print in relation to fast fashion.

    Why is it so hard to make apparel that fits?

    Why is it so hard to make apparel that fits?

    November 8, 2016

    In his first exclusive article for WhichPLM, Mark Charlton discusses the problem our industry has with fit. Mark has an uncompromising approach to understanding the complexities of apparel fit, both on a consumer and global level, and sits on WhichPLM’s Expert Board.

    Transforming Consumer Engagement Using Virtual and Augmented Reality

    Transforming Consumer Engagement Using Virtual and Augmented Reality

    November 3, 2016

    In this latest, exclusive article for WhichPLM, ITC Infotech discusses the hot topics of virtual reality and augmented reality, and how they will ‘fit in’ from a retail perspective. This instalment comes from Prashant Rao, Principal Consultant at ITC Infotech. 

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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.

    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.

    Download this issue

    The full list of back issues is accessible here.  
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