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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.

Techtextil North America & Texprocess Americas to Pivot to New Event Cycle After 2022

Atlanta, GA – March 1, 2021 – Co-located events Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will change their event cycle and shift permanently to odd years after the 2022 editions. Last year, Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas postponed their 2020 editions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The largest co-located event for technical textiles, nonwovens, […]

Gymshark Stays Ahead of the Competition with Centric PLM™

Sportswear giant increases productivity and streamlines communications with smooth remote PLM implementation in the midst of a global pandemic CAMPBELL, Calif., February 23, 2021 – Leading UK fitness apparel and accessories brand Gymshark successfully implemented Centric Software®‘s Product Lifestyle Management (PLM) system 100% remotely during a national lockdown. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions […]

Getting Down to Size

In her latest piece for WhichPLM, Emma Hayes, womenswear customer fit expert and Founder of At Last, delves further into the industry’s issue with fit when it comes to plus size womenswear – and offers a promising way out. Emma has worked in retail for over 3 decades, with a specific focus on womenswear and lingerie, […]

Crocs Modernises Its Global Retail Technology Platform with Aptos and the Cloud

Casual footwear brand successfully deploys Aptos solutions for point of sale, merchandising, audit & operations management, and analytics ATLANTA — Feb. 17, 2021 — Aptos, a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced that Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX), a world leader in innovative casual footwear, has deployed Aptos’ customer engagement and merchandise management solutions across its global […]

Aptos Completes Acquisition of LS Retail

LS Retail will operate as a stand-alone business unit within Aptos, continue its focus on developing world-class unified commerce software solutions ATLANTA & REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Feb. 16, 2021 — Aptos, a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced the completion of the previously announced transaction to acquire LS Retail. With the deal’s culmination, LS Retail will […]

Yunfu Chooses Centric PLM™ to Boost Global Business Development

Chinese ‘sweater tycoon’ focuses on R&D and worldwide collaboration in Centric Software® partnership CAMPBELL, Calif., February 16, 2021 – Yunfu Clothing (Yunfu), the Chinese clothing company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, consumer goods and home décor companies to achieve […]

ECOmmerce research project completed

Kaiserslautern/Munich 16.02.2021 Online retail continues to grow, especially in pandemic times, and with it the volume of returns, which represent a considerable environmental burden. The companies Avalution (Kaiserslautern) and Assyst (Munich), together with partners, have developed a solution as part of a research project that aims to significantly reduce the proportion of returns by recommending […]

What is Wrong with Fast Fashion?

Dakota Murphey shares her second exclusive for WhichPLM readers this year, and advocates for brands to become more purpose-driven and sustainable in 2021. Dakota has more than a decade of experience in business growth, working independently as a business consultant for a number of years.

DeSL Launches Digital Approvals Dashboard

(San Francisco Bay Area, California, February 15, 2021) Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) announces the launch of Digital Approvals Dashboard. A key element of full digital transformation is the ability to vastly reduce the number of physical samples of either garments or materials. The efficiency this will bring companies, from both the demand and supply side, will […]

CGS Adds BlueCherry Customers, Expands Services and Supply Chain Solutions

Reported new enhancements and partnerships in 2020 to meet the changing market needs CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, today announced that it saw growth in its business and expanded its service offerings in 2020. The disruption in the supply chain caused by the pandemic affected brands and retailers […]