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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.

PLM For Fashion – Beyond Technology, a whitepaper by Lectra

In this brand-new, educational whitepaper, Lectra examine the whirlwind that is the fashion industry and look at methods for harmonising design, development, and the global supply chain.

Standardisation: The Thief of Creativity?

In this article, fashion design veteran Andrew Dyer sets out to dispel the irrational fear that standardisation leads to the constriction of creativity.

Manifesting The Spirit Of Design

In this exclusive article, fashion design veteran Andrew Dyer looks at the role of “avatars” in the design process and, in a broader sense, the importance of allowing creativity to take place within consistent, standardised parameters.

Not Fit Enough: Sizing up the Australian market

In his first article for WhichPLM, Peter Richardson looks at the importance of fit through the lens of Australia’s outdated national sizing information and his own desire to see the science brought into the twenty-first century – both in his home country and elsewhere.

“Evolution” – an exclusive article by Katy Bowles

In her first exclusive article for WhichPLM, renowned Savile Row figure Katy Bowles explains the bespoke tailoring industry’s difficult relationship with technology.

Think, Plan, Do, Act! Guidelines for PLM initiatives

In his first article for WhichPLM, Sjors Bos presents a comprehensive guide to preparing for, implementing, and benefitting from a PLM implementation.

Valley Apparel Upgrades to Latest Versions of NGC Software’s ERP and Shop Floor Control Systems

(MIAMI, FL – Oct. 23, 2012) NGC SoftwareTM today announced that Valley Apparel, a U.S. manufacturer of high-end outerwear for the U.S. military, has gone live with the latest versions of NGC’s ERP and Shop Floor Control software. Valley Apparel, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a U.S. government contractor that provides rugged, high-end outerwear and […]

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

In previous chapters we focused on people and tools as elements of product development. This post outlines the value of refining processes to maximize efficiency and concludes on this series of blogs. Blog 4/4: Process, by Kate Robinson, Editor at Lectra The most important process in apparel development is the sharing of information. Most of […]

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

We’ve seen how important people are to a collaborative process. In this post we’ll focus on how giving them the right tools can help streamline product development. Blog 3/4: Tools, by Kate Robinson, Editor at Lectra If you’ve ever started out doing something with one tool and then found out there’s something better, then it […]

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

Following an introduction to collaboration, this chapter will take a closer look at collaboration’s essential ingredient—people.