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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.

Centric Software Turns Up The Retail Velocity with v6.4 and v6.5

Latest PLM releases include high-volume sourcing for pure retailers, 3D and other innovations CAMPBELL, Calif., October 16, 2018 – Centric Software is proud to announce that the latest releases of its flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, Centric 8 PLM versions 6.4 and 6.5, are now available. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to […]

BeProduct and UNTUCKit unite supply chain through collaborative PLM.

8/24/2018 – New York City – Fashion technology house BeProduct announces the successful implementation of its collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (“PLM”) platform at the Manhattan headquarters of UNTUCKit, and throughout the company’s international supply chain – lead by digital innovation firm STYCHECO (‘Stitch-Co’). Founded in 2011, UNTUCKit was born out of frustration with button-down men’s […]

PTC ThingWorx powering Etisalat’s Fashion and Grocery stores of the future at GITEX Technology Week

Dubai World Trade Center, October 14-18, Stand Z-A10 PTC ThingWorx to connect data from over 12 retail technology partners. Farnborough, UK – October 15, 2018 – PTC (NASDAQ: PTC), provider of the ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation platform and a global leader in Industrial Augmented Reality, today announced participation with partner Etisalat at GITEX Technology Week Dubai. […]

EXENTA Completes Successful Recapitalization

[New York City, October 11, 2018] Exenta, Inc., one of the nation’s leading software companies serving the apparel and soft goods industries, announced today that recent growth has enabled it to successfully provide liquidity for one of its original investors. The investor took a position in the company in 2008 and who, through a successor […]

A Question About (Material) Standards

In his fourth and final article for WhichPLM, Thomas Teger, CPO of swatchbook, discusses the importance of standards, how this has been addressed for 3D geometry, and why standards for materials – in particular for the apparel and footwear industry – are desperately needed.

Browzwear and Vizoo Standardize Digital Materials with New Open Material Format

(Singapore and Munich, Germany, October 10, 2018) — Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D solutions for apparel design, development and merchandising, together with Vizoo, developers of advanced material digitization technology, announce today the release of Unified 3D Material (U3M). This new open source format will help to standardize digital materials and serve as a bridge between software applications […]

Gerber Technology Partners with ExactFlat, Expands Power of 3D to AccuMark® Users in Furniture, Transportation Interiors and Other Key Markets

TOLLAND, CONN., USA, Oct. 10, 2018 – Companies striving to achieve increased efficiency, decreased cost and speed to market are looking for technology that digitizes workflows for greater productivity. “Digitalization is important to all industries we serve,” said Mary McFadden, executive director CAD product management for Gerber Technology. “We have partnered with ExactFlat to continue advancement in 3D workflows for the furniture, transportation and other technical textiles.” The integration of […]

Bamboo Rose Expands Global Footprint Amidst Sharp Increase in Revenue

New employees, offices, services and customers highlight successful year for Bamboo Rose, set stage for continued growth in 2019 BOSTON — (Oct. 10, 2018) — As demand for retail innovation increases, Bamboo Rose has expanded its global footprint and product and services portfolio in 2018, with plans for continued growth. So far this year, revenue has increased 56 […]

Gerber Launches FashionTech Platform 1.0, Enabling Purchase-Activated Fashion Through Collaboration with OnPoint Manufacturing

TOLLAND, CONN., USA, Oct. 9, 2018 – The personalization economy is creating challenges for fashion and apparel brands trying to keep pace with consumer expectations and needs. To address this need, Gerber Technology is launching FashionTech Platform 1.0, which includes software, equipment and consulting to set-up a purchase-activated fashion model with a digitally integrated e-commerce and on-demand design to print, cut and sew micro-factory operation. The first FashionTech Platform 1.0 installation will be implemented in partnership […]

AMARO Accelerates Product Development with Centric PLM

Brazilian online direct-to-consumer brand goes live with Centric Software PLM to speed time to market and streamline business CAMPBELL, Calif., October 9, 2018 – Based in São Paulo, Brazil, fast-growing online brand AMARO is the first fashion brand in the country to successfully implement Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most […]