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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.

Hopeshow Relies on Aptos for End-to-End Retail Planning

The Chinese fashion leader will deploy Aptos Planning solutions across its two brands and 1,000+ shops LONDON — March 24, 2020 — Aptos, Inc., a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced that Chinese fashion brand HOPESHOW has selected Aptos solutions for merchandise financial planning, assortment planning, and allocation and replenishment decision-making. The project […]

SHIMA SEIKI Releases Knitting Data for WHOLEGARMENT®Masks

In light of the recent worldwide shortage of surgical masks due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection, leading flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan has released knitting data for producing a 3D knitted version of the masks on its WHOLEGARMENT. knitting machines. Data is meant to be for […]

Coping with COVID-19: Remote Work and Team Collaboration in the Face of Market Disruption

Centric Software® Launches Quick-Start Collaboration Packages for Fashion, Retail and Manufacturers to empower collaboration CAMPBELL, Calif., March 18, 2020 – Responding to the disruptions faced during the COVID-19 outbreak and requests from the market, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market leader Centric Software announces the launch of a new series of quick-start, online collaboration packages designed […]

Centric Software® to Address Coronavirus, Brexit, Tariffs and Other Disruptions

PLM market leader will reveal how retailers overcome market challenges with technology in an upcoming webinar CAMPBELL, Calif., March 17, 2020  — Centric Software will host a live webinar on March 19 at 2:00 GMT to showcase the revolutionary technologies and best practices that leading retail businesses are using to overcome current market challenges such as […]

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PTC Unlocks Huge Time Savings for Developers & Technical Designers with New Samples Console in FlexPLM® Version 11.2

Tackling one of retail’s biggest hidden challenges, the latest version of PTC FlexPLM introduces the samples console – adding real-time visibility to deadlines, deliverables and samples data, and saving hundreds of hours across design and development PTC is proud to announce the release of FlexPLM version 11.2 which adds exclusive functionality and premieres user experience […]

Aptos Completes Acquisition by Affiliates of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division

Strategic ownership change paves the way for accelerated investments in product innovation, continued focus on global market expansion LONDON — March 10, 2020 — Aptos, Inc., a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced that affiliates of the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (“Goldman Sachs MBD”) have completed the acquisition of Aptos from funds […]

Klättermusen Climbs Onboard with Centric SMB

Swedish mountaineering brand chooses Centric Software® to support business growth CAMPBELL, Calif., March 10, 2020 — Leading Swedish alpine mountaineering brand Klättermusen, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for emerging brands, Centric SMB. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and […]

Sustainability: Not a Fashion Trend!

In his first guest post for WhichPLM this year, Valentin Karabanov explores the correlation between sustainability and 3D in our industry. Valentin has experience as a professional tailor and made-to-measure master; he has also worked with Browzwear and is the owner of a self-titled studio, using 3D for apparel brands and runway designers.

Technological Advancements & Fashion’s Fulcrum for Change

In today’s guest post, Embodee examines the apparel and footwear’s industry deepening commitment to sustainability and reducing carbon emissions as climate change intensifies. The company’s writer and editor, Michael Bales, also explores the integral role of technological advancements, especially 3D product design and visualization.