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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.

Smart, Connected Store Powered by PTC’s ThingWorx

Heightened Shopping Experience Increases Customer Loyalty, Sales FARNBOROUGH, UK. – October 23, 2018 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced platinum partner, Percall, selected ThingWorx to develop a smart, connected store located at the European Centre for Innovative Textiles (CETI) near Lille, France. Developed as a pilot project open to retail organizations, the store showcases the future of retail […]

Fashion Legend Paco Rabanne Signs with Centric Software

PUIG deploys Centric PLM at Paco Rabanne Fashionto support growth, streamline operations and effectively handle product data CAMPBELL, Calif., October 23, 2018 – Paco Rabanne, the cutting-edge French fashion house, has selected Centric Software to provide its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and […]

Why Consumers Don’t Buy More Sustainable Fashion?

Originally published in June, here Susanna Koelblin shares her thoughts on why successful sustainable fashion isn’t as ‘cut and dry’ as we may think. Susanna’s career spans leadership roles in competitive markets, broad business acumen and organizational astuteness.

Rubie’s Costume Company Gains Visibility and Streamlines Worldwide Product Development with NGC’s PLM

NGC’s PLM solution provides Rubie’s with real-time visibility into product data, eliminating scary surprises this Halloween season MIAMI—Oct. 22, 2018 — New Generation Computing, Inc. (“NGC”), a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), quality control and vendor compliance, today announced that Rubie’s Costume Company, the world’s largest designer, manufacturer and distributor of Halloween […]

Centric Software Wins Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award

The market leader is recognized for innovation and product excellence in PLM for retail, fashion, apparel, and consumer goods CAMPBELL, Calif., October 18, 2018 – Based on its analysis of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the retail, fashion, apparel, and consumer goods industries, top consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has recognized Centric Software with the […]

Get Smart: from Theory, to Practice, to the Future of A.I.

Originally running in our 7th Edition Report, ex-Editor, reporter and contributor to WhichPLM, Ben Hanson, discusses the theme of ‘intelligence’. This piece accompanies a dedicated series from Ben around intelligence, A.I, and data-driven design and development in retail – all of which you can find in our 7th Edition.

First Insight Launches First Customer-Centric Merchandising Platform

Expanded suite of solutions applies machine learning and predictive analytics to voice of customer data to drive dramatic sales and margin gains through better product decisions. PITTSBURGH, PA, October 16, 2018 – First Insight, Inc., a global technology company transforming how leading retailers make product investment and pricing decisions, today announced the launch of the industry’s first […]

Gerber Adds Reciprocating Pivex® to GERBERcutter® Z1 to Improve Cutting Accuracy and Efficiency

Debuts at CAMX in Dallas, Booth F29 TOLLAND, CONN., USA, Oct. 16, 2018 – Accuracy and efficiency is at the heart of material utilization in flexiblematerial manufacturing. Gerber has announced today that its patented Pivex reciprocating cutting tool is now available for the GERBERcutter Z1 to further enhance its accuracy and efficiency on tough to cut and high valuematerials. Pivex is a patented, proven cutting technology […]

Henderson Goes Live with Aptos PLM

October 16, 2018 — Aptos, Inc., a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, in conjunction with KORUS Consulting, Aptos’ partner in Russia, has successfully completed the rollout of Aptos PLM at Henderson, the largest Russian retailer of men’s clothing. Aptos PLM supports Henderson in managing its product development and supplier collaboration processes. Henderson fashion house has been producing business […]

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 […]