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Lydia Mageean

Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for eight 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 our PLM Project Pack, or our Annual Publications, 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.

Hiding in Plain Sight

In her latest piece for WhichPLM, Emma Hayes, womenswear customer fit expert and Founder of At Last, shares her expertise on customer denial when it comes to apparel fit – in particular, when it comes to plus-size womenswear.

Aptos advances European growth strategy with appointment of Thilo Freund as General Manager EMEA

Following a shift to a territory-based organisational structure, Aptos has strong regional leadership in place across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific London, U.K — Aug. 3, 2021 — Aptos, a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, announced today that Thilo Freund has been appointed General Manager EMEA. In this role, Freund will oversee Aptos’ sales, solution consulting, professional services and software delivery teams in the region. Reporting to Aptos President and COO Steve Towe, Freund will be an integral […]

7mesh Gears Up for Growth with Centric PLM™

Canadian cycling apparel company partners with Centric Software® to set digital foundation CAMPBELL, Calif., August 3, 2021 – 7mesh, the cycling apparel manufacturer has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for emerging businesses, Centric SMB. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell products such as apparel, footwear, […]

Gymshark Boosts Design Productivity by 30% with Centric PLM™

Sportswear leader connects teams and eliminates errors with a single source of the truth CAMPBELL, Calif., July 29, 2021 – Centric Software® is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, Gymshark. Formed in 2012 in a garage in Birmingham, Gymshark has developed from a small screen-printing operation to one of the […]

Stio Scales New Heights with Centric PLM™

Outdoor apparel company sets their path to efficiency CAMPBELL, Calif., July 27, 2021 – Stio, the outdoor apparel brand has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for emerging enterprises, Centric SMB. Centric Software® provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home […]

97 percent of companies want to continue participating in trade fairs

That was the finding of the second round of Messe Frankfurt’s customer survey. Known as the Customer Care Campaign (CCC), the survey was first conducted in autumn 2020 and then repeated in spring 2021. The goal was for local sales partners to contact Messe Frankfurt’s customers during the coronavirus pandemic, inform them of trade fair […]

Beyond PLM: WhichPLM Talks with Brian Lindauer of VibeIQ

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to spend some time with Brian Lindauer, Founder and CTO of VibeIQ. Brian has previously worked with Aptavis (prior to their acquisition by PTC), and happens to be the original CTO for the FlexPLM solution. Brian talks to us about his past, and our industry’s future.

New Centric Software® PLM Release Drives Complete Consumer Product Experience

From product ideation to packaging and quality, Centric 8 PLM v7.3 includes powerful new innovations to transform product go-to-market CAMPBELL, Calif., July 22, 2021 – Centric Software is proud to announce that the latest release of its flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, Centric 8 PLM version 7.3, is now available. Centric Software provides the […]

So, What Exactly Have We Learned During COVID?

In her first piece for 2021, continuing her focus on COVID-19 and what it means for our industry, long-serving contributor Elizabeth Shobert shares her thoughts on what we’ve learnt during the pandemic. Elizabeth is Director of Marketing & Digital Strategy at Stylesage.

PTC and Lands’ End Celebrate 15 Years of Successful Collaboration and Digital Transformation

Leading multi-channel international retailer, Lands’ End, and PTC, supplier of retail’s most widely used PLM platform, FlexPLM®, have reached a major milestone: 15 years of collaboration, resulting in one of the world’s broadest and deepest implementations of Retail PLM. PTC is proud to announce that the iconic multi-channel retailer of casual clothing, accessories, footwear and […]