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Lydia Hanson

Lydia Hanson has been part of the WhichPLM team for over four years now. She has a creative and media background, and is responsible for maintaining and updating our website content, liaising with advertisers, working on special projects like the Annual Review, and more.Joining mid-2013 as our Online Editor, she has since become WhichPLM’s Editor. In addition to taking on writing and interviewing responsibilities, Lydia has also become the primary point of contact for news, events, features and other aspects of our ever-growing online content library and tools.

Centric Software Wins Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award

The market leader is recognized for innovation and product excellence in PLM for retail, fashion, apparel, and consumer goods CAMPBELL, Calif., October 18, 2018 – Based on its analysis of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the retail, fashion, apparel, and consumer goods industries, top consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has recognized Centric Software with the […]

Get Smart: from Theory, to Practice, to the Future of A.I.

Originally running in our 7th Edition Report, ex-Editor, reporter and contributor to WhichPLM, Ben Hanson, discusses the theme of ‘intelligence’. This piece accompanies a dedicated series from Ben around intelligence, A.I, and data-driven design and development in retail – all of which you can find in our 7th Edition. 

First Insight Launches First Customer-Centric Merchandising Platform

Expanded suite of solutions applies machine learning and predictive analytics to voice of customer data to drive dramatic sales and margin gains through better product decisions. PITTSBURGH, PA, October 16, 2018 – First Insight, Inc., a global technology company transforming how leading retailers make product investment and pricing decisions, today announced the launch of the industry’s first […]

Gerber Adds Reciprocating Pivex® to GERBERcutter® Z1 to Improve Cutting Accuracy and Efficiency

Debuts at CAMX in Dallas, Booth F29 TOLLAND, CONN., USA, Oct. 16, 2018 – Accuracy and efficiency is at the heart of material utilization in flexiblematerial manufacturing. Gerber has announced today that its patented Pivex reciprocating cutting tool is now available for the GERBERcutter Z1 to further enhance its accuracy and efficiency on tough to cut and high valuematerials. Pivex is a patented, proven cutting technology […]

Henderson Goes Live with Aptos PLM

October 16, 2018 — Aptos, Inc., a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, in conjunction with KORUS Consulting, Aptos’ partner in Russia, has successfully completed the rollout of Aptos PLM at Henderson, the largest Russian retailer of men’s clothing. Aptos PLM supports Henderson in managing its product development and supplier collaboration processes. Henderson fashion house has been producing business […]

Centric Software Turns Up The Retail Velocity with v6.4 and v6.5

Latest PLM releases include high-volume sourcing for pure retailers, 3D and other innovations CAMPBELL, Calif., October 16, 2018 – Centric Software is proud to announce that the latest releases of its flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, Centric 8 PLM versions 6.4 and 6.5, are now available. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to […]

BeProduct and UNTUCKit unite supply chain through collaborative PLM.

8/24/2018 – New York City – Fashion technology house BeProduct announces the successful implementation of its collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (“PLM”) platform at the Manhattan headquarters of UNTUCKit, and throughout the company’s international supply chain – lead by digital innovation firm STYCHECO (‘Stitch-Co’). Founded in 2011, UNTUCKit was born out of frustration with button-down men’s […]

PTC ThingWorx powering Etisalat’s Fashion and Grocery stores of the future at GITEX Technology Week

Dubai World Trade Center, October 14-18, Stand Z-A10 PTC ThingWorx to connect data from over 12 retail technology partners. Farnborough, UK – October 15, 2018 – PTC (NASDAQ: PTC), provider of the ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation platform and a global leader in Industrial Augmented Reality, today announced participation with partner Etisalat at GITEX Technology Week Dubai. […]

EXENTA Completes Successful Recapitalization

[New York City, October 11, 2018] Exenta, Inc., one of the nation’s leading software companies serving the apparel and soft goods industries, announced today that recent growth has enabled it to successfully provide liquidity for one of its original investors. The investor took a position in the company in 2008 and who, through a successor […]

A Question About (Material) Standards

In his fourth and final article for WhichPLM, Thomas Teger, CPO of swatchbook, discusses the importance of standards, how this has been addressed for 3D geometry, and why standards for materials – in particular for the apparel and footwear industry – are desperately needed.