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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.

40 Years On…

Originally a feature in our 2013 Annual Review, WhichPLM is proud to publish this detailed interview with our founder, primary consultant and Managing Director, Mark Harrop, as he celebrates his 40th year in the business – to this very date – and shares with us the transformation the industry has undergone.

Matalan embraces Lectra’s 3D product development

Goals include improving accuracy of fit and speed to market Paris, May 20, 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 Matalan is implementing Modaris®, Lectra’s product development solution with integrated 3D technology, to enhance their in-house development to […]

Visual 2000 International announces new strategic alliance with Cybex Retail Systems

Visual 2000 has established a global agreement with Cybex Systems. Visual’s extensive End-2-End product suite will integrate with Cybex innovative retail POS system for the apparel and footwear industry. Montreal, QC CANADA May 20th, 2014 Visual 2000 International is pleased to announce details of their new strategic alliance with Cybex Systems based in Canada who specialize […]

Lectra roundtable – managing change in the fashion industry

Leading UK retailers and brands come together to discuss fashion’s ever changing landscape London, May 13, 2014 – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—hosted a roundtable event in London on 30th April, bringing together fashion brands, retailers and universities to discuss the complexities of organisational […]

Coats and GSD announce strategic alliance

13 May 2014: Coats plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, and GSD (Corporate) Ltd are pleased to announce an important strategic alliance. GSD, a UK based company, supplies expert management solutions that analyse time, cost and production capability in the sewn products sector with the focus on maximising productivity and […]

Gerber Technology to Demonstrate CAD and Cut Room Integration at Texprocess/Techtextil 2014

TOLLAND, Conn., USA – Occupying the largest booth at Texprocess/Techtextil 2014, Gerber Technology will demonstrate its ability to track work in process from order entry through the cutting room to help customers minimize human error and uphold brand quality. Integration occurs between the company’s AccuMark® 9.0 pattern design and marking software, GERBERspeader™ XLs and Paragon® cutting system. Steve Park, vice president and […]

CGS to Showcase Award-winning BlueCherry® and Leadtec® Solutions at Texprocess Americas in Atlanta

New York, NY – April 30, 2014 — CGS, a leading global provider of technology solutions and services, announced today its participation in Texprocess Americas from May 13-15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. As the largest North American industry trade show, Texprocess Americas brings together sewn products manufacturers with their suppliers […]

Hansen Protection Selects YuniquePLM to Streamline Development and Manufacturing

NEW YORK – Hansen Protection, a leader in protective clothing and life jackets for seafarers, has chosen Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM® product lifecycle management solution to manage the design, development and manufacturing of its product lines. Frithjof Kylstad, vice president of Operations at Hansen Protection said, “As our business is growing, we needed a user-friendly solution to help us […]

Zumba selects Lectra Fashion PLM

Global dance-fitness leader implements Lectra’s tech solutions to manage apparel product growth  Paris, April 30, 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 Zumba is implementing Lectra Fashion PLM to manage its active wear line. Founded in 2001, Zumba is the […]

Centric Software Adds Two Mobile Apps, Expands Product Lifecycle Management

LOS GATOS, Calif., April 30, 2014 – The product design and development process will become faster, easier, more accurate and more productive for consumer goods companies with the addition of two innovative mobile apps to Centric Software’s portfolio of patent-pending mobile apps. Switchboard Mobile App and Material Sample Mobile App are the latest mobile apps for […]