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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.

Guest Blog from Lectra: Weaving We into the Apparel Industry, Part One

Over the next few weeks, Lectra will publish a series of blogs discussing how collaboration can unite key elements in the product development process to address the apparel industry’s fundamental challenges of speed, cost and quality.

About FastFit 360

Learn more about the FastFit360 solution by visiting the E-PLM supplier’s microsite.

Lectra and WGSN Bridge the Gap Between Trend and Retail During Their New York Kickoff

(Paris and New York, July 24, 2012) Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics and composite materials— and WGSN—the world’s leading fashion and design trend forecaster—introduced their recent partnership in North America with an event hosted in Lectra’s New York office. This was the second in a series of worldwide events to celebrate the commitment of the two companies’ to bridging the gap between fashion trends, design and development, and production.

Free Download from Lectra: Les Enphants Success Story

As WhichPLM revealed in a news post earlier this year, Les Enphants (one of China's largest producers and distributors of apparel, sportswear, and accessories for children) has adopted Lectra's Fashion PLM solution. Lectra have now provided a downloadable Success Story that examines Les Enphant's selection of Fashion PLM, and readers can obtain a copy to see for themselves how the company is making use of the solution.

PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann Declares New Era of Manufacturing Competitiveness Driven By Product and Service Advantage

At its annual worldwide gathering of customers, PlanetPTC Live in Orlando, Florida, PTC today declared a new era of manufacturing competitiveness driven by technology solutions that help companies achieve product and service advantage.

PTC Announces Round-Table Event Dedicated To Fashion Decision-Makers, 25 June in Paris

PTC, suppliers of PLM to the retail, footwear and apparel industry, have today announced an open, round-table event taking place in Paris on 25 June 2012. The French language event will be held at the Hôtel Royal Monceau, and will focus on the role that product lifecycle management (PLM) plays in reducing time to market, optimising sourcing processes, and boosting productivity by enabling retailers, brands, and manufacturers to better anticipate demand.

Exclusive: Devanlay chooses FlexPLM™ from PTC for optimizing the development of its products internationally

(Paris, April 17, 2012) WhichPLM can exclusively reveal that Devanlay - the exclusive international licensee for Lacoste brand textiles and leather goods - has chosen FlexPLM™ from core PLM supplier PTC for the optimization of its entire product development process.

The Technical Aspects of PLM – An Introduction to Hosting

In a market where capabilities, points of integration and marketing gloss dominate, the technical aspects (or “nuts and bolts”) can be relegated to the status of secondary concerns. Too often, complex principles are considered to be common knowledge, when in fact that may be the source of significant misunderstandings between customers and suppliers. In this – the first instalment of a series designed to expose and explain the nuts of bolts of PLM – John Jobson of the Product Development Partnership (PDP) introduces our readers to hosting and explains what the right (or wrong) choices in this area can mean for their businesses.

OptiTex appoints Asaf Landau as CEO

Optitex Logo(PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL, 06 MARCH, 2012) OptiTex today announced the appointment of Asaf Landau as CEO. OptiTex also announced a recruitment drive within the company as a response to strong global demand for its 2D and 3D CAD/CAM and virtual prototyping solutions in the apparel, automotive, aeronautics, industrial fabrics and upholstery industries.

PTC Named Winner of 2011 Frost & Sullivan Global Green Excellence in Product Innovation Award

PTCPTC®, The Product Development Company®, today announced that it is the 2011 recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Global Green Excellence in Product Innovation Award for Product Lifecycle Management. After being ranked against other leading PLM vendors in categories such as product profile, business commitment and environmental accountability, the company’s Windchill® Product Analytics suite came out on top for its ability to enable the manufacturing industry to create more sustainable, and competitive products while reducing overall environmental impact