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Ben Hanson

Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.

NRF 2014 Interviews: Infor

In the third of our exclusive vendor interviews from January’s NRF show in New York City, our Editor talks with Robert McKee and Andrew Dalziel of Info about the importance of trade shows, and the concept of “beautiful software”.

NRF 2014 Interviews: SAP

In the second of our exclusive vendor interviews from last month’s NRF show in New York City, our Editor talks with the SAP retail team about the paramount importance of the retail experience, and how technology has become a prerequisite for meeting consumer expectations.

NRF 2014 Interviews: ecVision

In the first of our exclusive vendor interviews from last month’s NRF show in New York City, our Editor talks with Gary Barraco of ecVision about supply chain transparency, sustainability, and the future of collaborative materials management.

NRF 2014 – The WhichPLM Report

Slightly delayed by the launch of WhichPLM Academy, our coverage of NRF 2014 resumes with the Editor’s annual report on the sights, sounds, trends and hot topics originating from the 103rd of retail’s “big shows” in New York City.

The top trends from NRF 2014

Following his return from New York City, our Editor lists the top trends (in both technology and the retail experience) that emerged from this year’s bigger-than-ever National Retail Federation “Big Show”.

Is Santa Claus Covered Under CPSIA, REACH, China GB or ASTM?

In this topical guest article, Gary Barraco of ecVision puts a seasonal spin on the serious matter of supply chain transparency and compliance… with a little help from ol’ Saint Nick.

Managing Change In The Fashion Industry – a whitepaper

In Lectra’s latest whitepaper, the company examines methods to manage the sweeping change and long-term commitment involved in truly transforming the modern fashion industry.

Ensuring the Change is Sustainable

Continuing Lectra’s series of guest blogs on the topic of change management, this third and final instalment examines ways of maintaining  change over an extended period of time, ensuring that the transformation is both effective and sustainable.

Changing Roles and Relationships

Continuing Lectra’s series of guest blogs on change management, this second instalment outlines the importance of understanding role and relationship changes in the unique environment of the fashion industry.

Announcing WhichPLM Academy: Empowering Through Education

WhichPLM as a business has always had dual goals.  Our aim since we launched in 2008 has been to provide educated, empowered consumers with the tools they need to make sense of a crowded market and answer the eponymous question: which PLM?  But we equally recognise our role in actually educating and empowering those consumers […]