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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.

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.

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.