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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.

The Future of Fashion: How AI is Changing the Fashion Retail Industry

In his first guest post for WhichPLM, Aaron Chi, Digital Marketing Manager for Chain of Demand, explores the current landscape of AI for fashion, and the benefits we’re already realising. Chain of Demand has built an AI-driven solution that helps fashion retailers track and predict sales demand more quickly and accurately than ever before, thereby reducing […]

Creating Frictionless Commerce for the Sci-Fi Shopper

In today’s guest post, Darin Archer, CMO at Elastic Path, explores today’s ‘sci-fi shoppers’. Elastic Path has launched a new report on this topic, drawing on data from over 1,000 consumers and 300 B2C brand marketing professionals, entitled “The Sci-Fi Shopper: How to Future Proof Your Brand for the New Customer”.

Alpha Design Group Chooses Visual Next PLM & End2End Fashion Software Suite

Montreal, QC – June 11th, 2019 – Visual Next, the leading provider of world-class End2End software solutions for the fashion, footwear, accessories, and uniform industries, announced a new partnership with California based JB Britches / Alpha Design Group. Founded in 1978, JB Britches dba ADG manufactures and distributes fine quality menus and boy’s apparel & accessories and has made […]

Gerber Technology Makes a Huge Leap in 3D Technology for Pattern Designers with AccuMark® 12.1 Release

Strengthening End-to-End Data Integration for Speed, Quality and Repeatability  TOLLAND, CONN., USA, June 11, 2019–Gerber Technology announces the release of AccuMark 3D version 12.1. The most trusted name in fashion software is empowering users to virtually visualize a design concept quickly. This enables them to make real-time design iterations, reduce their sampling time, and integrate […]

The Elephant in the Changing Room; the Evolution of PLM in a Consumer Centric World

In his second guest post for WhichPLM, David Courtier-Dutton, CEO of SoundOut, discusses the rise of online-only retailers, and how they are hindering traditional bricks and mortar businesses. Using Zara’s successful business model, he explores how a modern day fashion retailer can get the edge using PLM.

KEEN Kicks Future into High Gear with Centric PLM

CAMPBELL, Calif., 11 June, 2019 – Centric Software is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, KEEN. KEEN, an outdoor lifestyle brand based in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 2003 on the strength of the rugged hybrid Newport sandal. The company has expanded its categories to kids, boots, bags, work gear […]

PTC Announces Intelligent Apparel Manufacturing Initiative, Extending the Reach of its Brand-To-Factory Strategy

BOSTON – June. 6, 2019 —PTC is proud to announce the Intelligent Apparel Manufacturing (IAM) initiative. A response to the acute pressures placed on brand and retail businesses by today’s fast-paced, hyper-competitive market, the IAM initiative is designed to transform the way products are sourced and manufactured – across fashion and apparel. Conceived in partnership with […]

Thread: Dyeing to Go Digital

In his first guest post for WhichPLM, Alon Moshe, Co-Founder & CEO of Twine Solutions, shares some insights into the transformation of the dyeing landscape. Twine is an award-winning technology company that has developed a proprietary and revolutionary digital thread dyeing system, and a digital dye to match mobile application.

Siplec Chooses Centric PLM

French retail powerhouse selects Centric Software PLM to streamline operations CAMPBELL, Calif., 4 June, 2019 – Siplec, the company that handles the supply of manufactured products for retailer E.Leclerc, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve […]

PTC Reaffirms Retail PLM Leadership Position with Record Growth in User Numbers

Providing further evidence of its market-leading position in the global retail PLM market, PTC has published its latest FlexPLM user numbers in the WhichPLM Buyer’s Guide 2019. PTC is significantly ahead of its closest competitor, with 185,000+ users worldwide, and 20% year-on-year growth. BOSTON – June 3, 2019 — PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is proud to reveal […]