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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.

Transformative Change: Are You Ready?

Over the next few weeks we will publish a series of guest blogs by Lectra discussing critical factors in the Change Management process within the Fashion Industry. In this, the first instalment, the PLM supplier examines the importance of team motivation. 

Patagonia to Share Vendor Collaboration Process in Oct. 16 Webinar

LAS VEGAS — October 9, 2013 — Patagonia, a leading outdoor brand, along with FastFit360, a leading cloud communication provider, will participate in a live webinar 10AM EST on October 16 to discuss the use of cloud technology to speed product development reduce waste, innovate with analytics and collaborate more effectively with global vendors. To […]

WhichPLM Annual Review 2013

Following months’ worth of meticulous research and analysis, the WhichPLM Annual Review 2013 (our most comprehensive publication to date) is now available in both free Sample and printed Complete Editions.

WhichPLM Annual Review 2013 – purchase successful

A Thank You From Our Editor Thank you for your purchase of a Complete Edition of the WhichPLM Annual Review 2013.  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 1st October), and confirmation of postage will be sent […]

Design to Cost – a whitepaper by Lectra

In Lectra’s latest whitepaper, the company paints a holistic and comprehensive picture of the crucial role that costing plays in all aspects of the apparel industry, and how we can work to avoid unforeseen costs.

Iconic luggage brand Delsey adopts TXT’s PLM solution to improve global planning and offer

(Milan, 10th June 2013) Delsey, the leading French luggage brand sold in over 6,000 stores around the world, is about to implement TXT’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology to help streamline the design and planning process. PLM systems help companies cope with the increasing complexity of developing new products for global competitive markets. With Delsey present […]

Aubade Selects Centric Software Product Lifecycle Management

International lingerie leader cites Agile DeploymentSM in PLM software selection (LOS GATOS, Calif., Wednesday, July 10, 2013) Aubade has selected Centric Software, Inc. as its product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider. Aubade is the French manufacturer, distributor and retailer of high-end women’s lingerie and ready-to-wear apparel. The company will implement the Calendar Management, Cost Scenario, Materials […]

Grupo Cortefiel Selects Centric Software for Product Lifecycle Management

Spanish retailer deploys PLM solution across multiple brands, product categories (Los Gatos, CA Wednesday, July 03, 2013) Grupo Cortefiel, a leading European retailer, has selected Centric Software, Inc., to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. The multi-brand, multi-category Madrid-based company made a strategic selection of the comprehensive Centric 8 PLM solution, and will roll […]

Crocs Selects Centric Software PLM to Manage Footwear Product Development

Global footwear leader implements PLM software, with mobile apps, worldwide (Los Gatos, CA Tuesday, July 02, 2013) Crocs, Inc. has chosen Centric Software, Inc., for its product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Crocs will implement the full Centric 8 PLM suite to manage its product development process, including concept, design and sourcing. The company will implement […]

TexProcess Interview – Reid Swanson of PTC

In the first in a new, exclusive series of interviews from TexProcess 2013, our Editor talks to Reid Swanson, Strategic Account Manager for PTC, about the shifting scope of PLM, and what he sees as the role of trade shows in an increasingly online world.