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    In with the new

    In with the new

    January 19, 2017

    Following a more-than busy 2016, now that 2017 is in full swing, our Editor shares WhichPLM’s plans for the coming year in what’s already set to beat our own expectations.

    Athleisure: the emerging fashion statement that is becoming the new normal

    Athleisure: the emerging fashion statement that is becoming the new normal

    January 17, 2017

    In this piece recurring WhichPLM contributors, ITC Infotech, explore the athleisure trend. Swati Sinha and Srilakshmi Narayanaswamy, both Lead Consultants for ITC, discuss the coinage of the term, its rise in popularity in recent years, and how retailers and brands can capitalize on the opportunity with a focused approach.

    Lectra: WhichPLM Evaluation 2016

    Lectra: WhichPLM Evaluation 2016

    January 12, 2017

    WhichPLM is delighted to publish our first Supplier Evaluation this year, completed at the close of 2016. This also marks the first re-evaluation we have undertaken, with Lectra’s first published in 2015. We are pleased to see the progress made in key areas. 

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    Tight Vs Flexible in Adobe Illustrator/PLM Integrations

    Tight Vs Flexible in Adobe Illustrator/PLM Integrations

    January 11, 2017

    In his first article with us this year, frequent contributor Dan Hudson, President of E-Spec, discusses issues with ‘tight’ Adobe/PLM integrations when other systems come into play, and the benefits of ‘flexible’ integrations.

    Plastic Reality

    Plastic Reality

    January 9, 2017

    In his second featured article with us, Yotam Solomon continues his exploration of renewable versus recyclable for the average consumer, and his thoughts on fashion production from an eco-friendly point of view. 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. This latest instalment can be considered a call to action for retailers and brands the world over.

    The Future is Bright for e-Commerce Apparel Fit

    The Future is Bright for e-Commerce Apparel Fit

    January 5, 2017

    In WhichPLM’s second piece for 2017, and his second exclusive article for us, Mark Charlton continues his discussion surrounding fit in our industry. Here, Mark explores the changing role of the retail associate with regards to fit, and what disruptive technologies will bring to the future of fit.

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    In Between Fashion Battles with Technology, 3D is not the Enemy

    In Between Fashion Battles with Technology, 3D is not the Enemy

    January 4, 2017

    In her first featured article with us, Dr Evridiki Papahristou explores 3D working in our industry. Evridiki is a devoted fashion engineer with a research focus in the effective integration of 3D virtual prototype in the apparel industry, and sits on our Expert panel in implementing and adopting 3D.

    Happy Holidays 2016 from WhichPLM

    Happy Holidays 2016 from WhichPLM

    December 19, 2016

    As we reach the close of an incredibly busy and exciting year, the WhichPLM team would like to share our best wishes for the coming holidays with our community.

    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. 
    Why is this so difficult?

    Why is this so difficult?

    December 14, 2016

    In his latest piece with us, resident Expert Dan Hudson, discusses why truly successful retail, footwear & apparel PLM implementations are difficult, and how implementing various inter-connected systems can help.

    Reinventing Interiors; a digital transformation

    Reinventing Interiors; a digital transformation

    December 12, 2016

    In her latest exclusive piece for WhichPLM, resident digital printing Expert, Debbie McKeegan, explores the effect of digital printing on an industry with many similarities to that of Fashion: the Interiors sector. Debbie pays close attention to wallpapers here.

    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. 

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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.

    Download this issue

    The full list of back issues is accessible here.  
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