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Kilara Le

A senior contributor to WhichPLM, Kilara Le has a background in design and textiles, and a passion for streamlining product development. She has worked with major international retailers, brands, and technology providers on improving business processes, technology implementation and software development. A seeker of elegant solutions to meet business goals and challenges, she is currently a freelance consultant with Walter Wilhelm Associates, and has previously worked with Gerber Technology, PTC, Dassault, and Lectra software.

The IoT in Apparel: Supply Chain in Wonderland

In the second instalment in her ‘Internet of Things’ series, Kilara Le, explores what the IoT could mean for your supply chain. A WhichPLM Expert and avid writer, Kilara intertwines her example here with a universal tale to help ground her message.

NRF: Retail’s Big Show 2016, the WhichPLM Report

Earlier this month, Kilara Le attended NRF 2016. Packing as much as possible into her two days at the show this year, Kilara gives her exclusive WhichPLM report here, which discussed the breadth of technologies on show this time around.

Top 5 Retail Tech. Trends @ NRF 2016

Following her return from New York City, WhichPLM Reporter & top contributor, Kilara Le, lists the top 5 retail technology trends that emerged from this year’s better-than-ever National Retail Federation “Big Show”.

Sew What? Exploring IoT and Fashion: Part 1

Kilara Le, a WhichPLM Reporter, frequent contributor, and intelligent member of our team, begins a discussion here on the Internet of Things. This hyped term is often met with confusion an tentative intrigue, and we wanted to open up the discussion for what it really means for our industry.

Why Fit Matters, And How Technology Can Help

In her first article since April’s “Process Metamorphosis”, Kilara Le makes a case for the importance of proper and consistent fit when it comes to securing consumer loyalty.

Process Metamorphosis: managing change in implementation

ollowing on from her popular series, “Extending PLM”, this week sees business process expert Kilara Le examining the human side of PLM implementation – managing people’s intrinsic resistance to change, and learning how best to mitigate the impact of enterprise-level projects.

Extending PLM: The End of Product Development

In the final instalment of her exclusive series, business process expert Kilara Le continues to examine the increasingly diverse role that PLM (in both its core and E-PLM forms) plays in the product lifecycle.  This month, Kilara ponders the “end” of product development – looking at what happens to the reams of valuable data held […]

Extending PLM: Sourcing with software

In the fifth instalment of an exclusive series, business process expert Kilara Le continues to examine the increasingly diverse role that PLM (in both its core and E-PLM forms) plays in the product lifecycle.

Extending PLM: Getting Technical

In the fourth instalment of an exclusive series, business process expert Kilara Le continues to examine the increasingly diverse role that PLM (in both its core and E-PLM forms) plays in the product lifecycle. This month, Kilara looks at the critical transition between design and manufacture, and makes an argument that extending PLM to the technical design, patternmaking and sampling phases can ensure more accurate interpretations between each.

Extending PLM: Everything is Designed

In the third instalment of an exclusive series, business process expert Kilara Le continues to examine the increasingly diverse role that PLM (in both its core and E-PLM forms) plays in the product lifecycle. This month, Kilara looks at how the creativity and inspiration that have long been the hallmarks of design can be safeguarded and improved upon as PLM begins to extend to all stages of product development.