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Lydia Mageean

Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for over six 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® Brings PLM for Fashion Manufacturers, Retailers and Brands to Vietnam

PLM market leader expands rapidly growing presence in Asia with launch of new office CAMPBELL, Calif., July 28, 2020 – Centric Software is opening an office in Vietnam, bringing market-leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to the local community. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, consumer goods […]

Demand Planning in a Crisis

Continuing her focus on COVID-19 and what it means for our industry, long-serving contributor Elizabeth Shobert shares her tips for demand planning during these times. Elizabeth is Director of Marketing & Digital Strategy at StyleSage.

Solving the Problem of Compatibility in Fashion

In today’s guest post, Embodee examines the current role of digitization in the footwear and apparel industry – paying close attention to 3D technology. The company’s writer and editor, Michael Bales, explores the integral role of interoperability going forward.

Salvatore Ferragamo Embarks on Centric PLM™ Journey

Iconic Italian fashion house partners with Centric Software® to merge innovative technology with traditional craftsmanship CAMPBELL, Calif., July 20, 2020 – Salvatore Ferragamo, the prestigious Italian fashion and luxury goods brand, has gone live with Centric Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Centric Software® provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer […]

Since COVID-19 Pandemic, 30 Brands and Retailers Embrace Centric PLM™ to Drive Digital Transformation

Fashion, retail and consumer goods companies trust Centric PLM to enable remote collaboration, decrease costs and drive efficiency CAMPBELL, Calif., July 16, 2020 – Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Centric Software®’s market-leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions have been selected by 30 brands, retailers and manufacturers to boost efficiency, reduce costs and drive remote collaboration. Centric Software […]

Womenswear Fit: The Giant Leap Forward

Here, Emma Hayes shares with us all her fantastic argument for why the time for changing apparel fit – and radically so – is now. Out of the wreckage of COVID-19, consumers might just be able to see beyond established, out-dated habits into a much more promising and cohesive fit future.

Second Annual CGS Survey Reveals Sustainability Shopping Preferences

As eCommerce rises, U.S. and U.K. consumers prove sustainability practices influence buying decisions New York, NY – July 14, 2020 – CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, today announced the findings from its annual 2020 Retail and Sustainability Survey. CGS surveyed more than 2,000 individuals (ages 18-65+) from the U.S. and […]

Centric Software® Expands Rapidly In South-East Asia

PLM market leader pursues energetic growth strategy in region and signs with top manufacturers CAMPBELL, Calif., July 14, 2020 – Centric Software is experiencing strong growth in South-East Asia, bringing market-leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to brands, retailers and manufacturers in the region. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, […]

Longratex Renews Partnership with Gerber to Enable Dual Workflows – Customization and Mass Production

Meet the challenge of agility through digitalization and achieve tremendous productivity gains. New York, New York, USA, July 13, 2020 – For 32 years, apparel manufacturer, Longratex, has relied on Gerber Technology’s innovative solutions for their baby and children’s brand, Patachou, and women’s brand, Sophia Kah. With Gerber’s unique end-to-end solution, Longratex is able to manufacture over […]

Coats Digital and Phong Phu International collaborate to win a digital-led recovery

Phong Phu International (PPJ), one of the leading textile producers, garment manufacturers and exporters in Vietnam, is optimising spare capacity with the help of FastReactPlan, Coats Digital’s world class fashion production planning and control software application. Harnessing the power of online communication and collaboration platforms to effectively deliver software and training, Coats Digital and PPJ […]