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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.

OEKO-TEX®, ecVision, and USFIA Address Supply Chain Collaboration in Webinar

 An Integration That Adds Value to Retail Operational Quality Assurance  August 5, 2014 Greensboro, NC—The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 13th at 2:00PM EST entitled “Supply Chain Collaboration: Integrating Supplier Certifications and Technology” featuring speakers from OEKO-TEX® and ecVision®. The webinar will detail a new service provided through […]

Centric Software Expands into Asia with Product Lifecycle Management

— PLM software company opens Shanghai office —  LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 – Centric Software, Inc., provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods industries, will open its first Asian office today in Shanghai. The office will be the fifth overseas location for Centric. Other offices are situated throughout […]

Centric Software Adds Fung Capital, Silver Lake Waterman as Strategic Investors

— Investment to support geographic expansion in Asia, acceleration of product innovation — LOS GATOS, Calif., July 29, 2014 – Centric Software, Inc., the industry-leading provider of PLM software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies, has closed on $24 million in growth capital as part of its Series D venture capital financing. The Series D financing was co-led […]

Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Quintiq

Extends 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to  Global Business Operations Planning VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — July 24, 2014 —Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the signing of a definitive share purchase agreement for Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq, a leading provider […]

PTC to Acquire Axeda to Expand Internet of Things Technology Portfolio

Axeda’s connectivity expertise to extend PTC’s ability to deliver secure, closed loop lifecycle management for smart, connected products NEEDHAM, MASS., July 23, 2014 – PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Axeda Corporation, a pioneer in the development of solutions to securely connect machines and sensors to the cloud, for approximately […]

Bosideng enters a new era of cutting efficiency with Lectra

Lectra’s cutting room solution adopted by top Chinese menswear brand Paris, July 17, 2014 – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce that Bosideng has adopted a Lectra cutting room offer, including the acquisition of a Lectra Vector® cutter. The deal […]

TXT and H-umus: Fashion Catalogue on mobile goes global

TXT e-solutions announces an exclusive international distribution agreement with H-umus for Nuxie, its mobile Sales Catalogue Management Application. Nuxie provides iPad-based Sales Catalogue capabilities for fashion and retail; it has been successfully deployed at leading companies such as Armani, Diesel, Staff International, Aeffe and Pomellato. Under the agreement, TXT will market and deploy the Sales […]

Odlo adopts Lectra Modaris® 3D

The Swiss sportswear company with Norwegian roots chooses Lectra’s 3D product development solution to support its strategy for business growth Paris, July 15, 2014 – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce that Odlo is implementing Lectra Modaris® 3D to support its business growth […]

Fashion and apparel industry trends: in the digital age

Inspired by a recent Webinar by industry insider and Lectra’s director of fashion and apparel marketing Anastasia Charbin, this post covers some of the most pertinent trends, influences and factors impacting our industry.

Consulting Firms Kalypso, Integware Merge

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — May 21, 2014 — Continuing its growth as the firm approaches its tenth anniversary, Kalypso announced today that it has merged with Integware, a consulting firm with expertise in product lifecycle management (PLM). Kalypso delivers a comprehensive set of services that enable innovation, including objective PLM technology strategy and implementation services. With […]