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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.

WhichPLM Annual Review 2013 – take part

Following the wildly successful launch of the first WhichPLM Annual Review last summer, we’re preparing to do it all over again, and from today readers can register their interest and take part in our new industry-wide survey.

Lectra continues to improve product development with Modaris® V7R2

(Paris, April 18, 2013) Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce Modaris® V7R2, the latest release of its product development solution for pattern-making, grading and 3D prototyping. In order to develop styles with a minimum of errors and wasted […]

Centric Software Names Fabrice Canonge Vice President, General Manager of European Operations

Talent, commitment to excellence drive growing European operations for PLM software provider (CAMPBELL, Calif., Apr. 16, 2013) Centric Software, Inc., has named Fabrice Canonge vice president and general manager for European operations. Canonge previously served as European sales and marketing director for Centric, provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and […]

Lectra Fashion PLM supports Nali by streamlining collection development

Nali partners with Lectra to set the foundation for future growth (Paris, April 11, 2013) Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce that Zhejiang Nali Apparel is adopting Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline collection development. Founded in 1998, Nali started […]

K3 gain exclusivity to distribute Visual PLM software in Europe

Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM – April 10th, 2013 — K3 Business Technology Group plc (K3) has partnered with Visual 2000 International Inc., establishing K3 as the exclusive distributor of the Visual PLM.net® product lifecycle management software in Europe. This new partnership further enhances K3’s pedigree as a dominant and serious solution provider in the fashion, apparel […]

Western Glove Works Selects BlueCherry to Improve Efficiency, Decision Making

(New York, NY – April 3, 2013) CGS, a leading global provider of technology solutions, announced today that Western Glove Works has chosen the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite.  BlueCherry will help boost efficiency and productivity, while improving planning, costing and financial reporting. Established in 1921, Western Glove Works is a family owned company that produces denim […]

AMG Selects Centric Software Product Lifecycle Management System

Centric position as industry leader guides decision on PLM system (CAMPBELL, Calif. Wednesday, March 27, 2013) AMG Group Ltd. has selected Centric Software, Inc. as its product lifecycle management (PLM) system provider. AMG will implement the Business Planning, Calendar Management, Materials Management, Product Specification, Quality Management, Collection Management, Adobe Connector and Product Sourcing modules of […]

Fashion leader Marc Cain goes live with TXT: one solution to integrate production and global suppliers

(28 March, 2012) TXT e-solutions, a leading provider of integrated and collaborative planning solutions, announces that European fashion retailer Marc Cain is live with TXT’s Supplier Relationship Management and Supply Chain Planning & Execution solutions. Seamlessly integrated, the two solutions allow Marc Cain and its suppliers to act as a single enterprise benefiting from improved […]

Lectra Fashion PLM Continues to Evolve to Industry Needs

Lectra Fashion PLM V3R2 encourages collaboration with a visual, ergonomic and dynamic interface for improved product lifecycle management (Paris, March 26, 2013) Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce the release of Lectra Fashion PLM V3R2. “In a complex and changing fashion […]

Brooks Brothers Standardizes On TEXbase For Materials Quality And Compliance Management

(BOZEMAN, MONTANA, March 26, 2013) TEXbase, a leading provider of web-based Product Integrity Management software solutions announced today that their technology will serve as the materials quality and compliance management solution for Brooks Brothers. Brooks Brothers has also extended their agreement for three years and standardized on TEXbase for these critical capabilities. TEXbase delivers quality […]