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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.

Connected Consumers: IoT in Retail

Originally running in our 6th Edition Report, ex-Editor, reporter and contributor to WhichPLM, Ben Hanson, discusses the Internet of Things in Retail. This piece accompanies a dedicated IoT series from Ben, all of which you can find in our 6th Edition.  Very few people would argue that the Internet has irreversibly changed retail. E-commerce is […]

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. 

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 […]

Alinéa adopts TXT Retail for Product Lifecycle Management

The French retailer expects shorter time-to-market for its 15,000 home furnishing and decorative products Alinéa, the specialised retailer in Furnishing and Decorative products part of the Auchan group, has selected TXT Retail’s Product Lifecycle Management software – TXTPLM – in a bid to improve performances in product development and streamline processes between all different departments: […]

Wearable Technology and the Future of the Product Lifecycle

In a WhichPLM exclusive article, originally running in our Annual Review 2014, Ben Hanson considers the intersection of fashion and technology that is rapidly emerging in the form of “wearables” – function led devices that bear all the hallmarks of desirable accessories.

WhichPLM Report: 5th Edition – thank you for your purchase

A Thank You From Our CEO Thank you for your purchase of one or more copies of the WhichPLM Report: 5th Edition.  Shipping is expected to begin in late September, and you can expect delivery of your beautifully printed and bound copy no more than ten working days after the first print run begins to […]

“Make change a success” – WhichPLM reports on Lectra’s PLM-focused event

Following on from our evaluation of Lectra’s Fashion PLM solution earlier this year, the WhichPLM team was invited to Bordeaux to see how 3D technology, change management and professional services are transforming Lectra’s own business model, as well as those of its customers.

Dassault Systemes 3D Experience Forum – the WhichPLM report

The last of our event reports for 2014, this exclusive covers all of the presentations, trends and themes to emerge from the latest in Dassault Systèmes series of 3D Experience Forum roadshows – this time in Las Vegas.

Lectra Fashion PLM Revolution Seminar – the WhichPLM Report

In this exclusive event coverage, our Editor reports on the presentations, roundtable discussions, solution demonstrations and manufacturing insights that collectively made up Lectra’s “Fashion PLM Revolution” seminar

Annual Review 2014 – purchase successful

A Thank You From Our CEO Thank you for your purchase of a WhichPLM Annual Review 2014.  You can expect delivery of your beautifully printed and bound copy within ten working days, with shipping of our first orders expected to begin on 30th October. In the meantime, I wanted to thank you personally for supporting […]