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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.

Fashion retailers struggling to remain competitive as sourcing costs rise, Accenture study finds

Fashion brands and retailers are facing strong pressure on growth and margins. Faced with consumer demand for fast fashion at competitive prices and a proliferation of choice, many continue to struggle with high inventories and slow sales. Simultaneously, rising apparel sourcing and production costs are heavily impacting margins. The 2017 Global Sourcing Reference report from Kurt Salmon, part […]

Dassault Systèmes collaborates with ECCO on a 3D print footwear project

The FashionLab by Dassault Systèmes has been collaborating with ECCO Innovation Lab on a 3D print footwear project. This project has been revealed this week during the FormNext event in Germany. Thanks to this project, done in collaboration with the FashionLab by Dassault Systèmes, consumers selected internationally will soon get the chance to have their shoes […]

Why is PLM such a hard sell?

Here, Callum Mundine, Head of Marketing at Warble Media (a boutique, Australian web design & digital marketing agency), discusses the difficulty still inherent with selling PLM systems. Although, today, adoption rate of PLM is high when compared to years gone by, making a sale is by no means a walk in the park. Callum shares […]

Customer data heralds new opportunities for fashion industry

Amazon, EasySize, Evo Pricing and Lectra explored diverse uses for customer data during a round table event organized by the ESCP Europe – Lectra ‘Fashion & Technology’ Chair Paris, November 16, 2017 – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials,the French business school ESCP Europe and their […]

Conversations: Uwe Hennig, Detego

Earlier this year, Uwe Hennig, CEO of Detego GmbH, spoke to us about his analytical technology Suite, the trends sweeping our industry, and the need for open platforms.

PTC to Accelerate Customers’ Connected Service Strategy with Launch of ThingWorx Asset Advisor

New Asset Advisor App for Service Enables Customers to Accelerate Time to Value FARNBOROUGH, UK. – November 14, 2017 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced from PTC Forum Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, the launch of the ThingWorx® Asset Advisor app for service to accelerate its customers’ service transformation initiatives. ThingWorx® Asset Advisor for service enables remote monitoring and servicing of […]

WTiN releases new report on absorbent nonwovens

14 Nov 2017, Leeds (UK) WTiN Intelligence: Medical Textiles has launched a new technical report entitled ‘Absorbent nonwovens for medical and hygiene textiles applications’. The report aims to provide an overview of the use of absorptive nonwovens in both medical and hygiene applications, examining issues over their continued use for the global population, and exploring innovations […]

Centric Software Unveils Centric 8 PLM V6.2

Innovative, market-driven release focuses on high-volume product development efficiency, supply chain management and user productivity CAMPBELL, Calif., November 14, 2017 – Centric Software is proud to announce that Centric 8 PLM version 6.2 is now available. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve […]

Technology, Solution, and Services Partners Experience Growth and Opportunity as Part of PTC’s Leading Partner Program

PTC to Increase Investment in Programs to Drive Partner Success FARNBOROUGH, UK. – November 13, 2017 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that its partner program continues to show momentum, with more than half of partners experiencing double-digit growth in the last year. Over the past three years, the number of PTC partners has grown by 45 percent, today […]

WTiN Report: Inaugural Textile 4.0 Conference provides digital vision

WhichPLM’s own Mark Harrop has recently returned from his role as keynote speaker at WTiN’s first Textile 4.0 conference. Here, Tansy Fall, Editor of Industry Digitalisation for the World Textile Information Network, reviews the conference, which took place in Amsterdam from 25-26 October 2017. The programme explored the potential impact of Industry 4.0 and IoT […]