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Mark Harrop

Mark Harrop is the founder and Managing Director of WhichPLM. During a career that has spanned more than four decades, Mark has worked tirelessly to further the cause of PLM – providing the unbiased, expert advice that has enabled some of the world’s best known retailers, brands and manufacturers achieve efficiency savings across their entire supply chain through informed technology investments.

Lectra’s Fashion Forward Event 2016: the WhichPLM Report (part one)

Mark Harrop, our CEO & Founder, has recently returned from Lectra’s Fashion Forward event, where he was one of eight guest speakers. With such a wealth of information to share with our community, his coverage is split into two parts. Here, in part one, Mark discusses the live customer interviews, Q&As and presentations around PLM, […]

Strategies’ Innovation Summit: the WhichPLM Report

Mark Harrop, WhichPLM’s Founder & CEO, has recently returned from Paris after attending Strategies’ Innovation Summit 2016. Stratégies is a global leader in the development of 2D and 3D CAD/PDM/PLM and Virtual Reality software solutions for the footwear, leather goods,  furniture manufacturing and accessories industries. 

What’s next for PLM in fashion?

Continuing his recent series of blogs with us, WhichPLM Founder & CEO, Mark Harrop, shares his views on the future of PLM for fashion – both near term and longer term.

The Internet of Things – Transforming Fashion

Mark Harrop gives WhichPLM another exclusive blog, here. Our CEO explores the hot topic, the ‘Internet of Things’ in this piece, and in particular how it relates to the fashion industry. He explores what this inter-connectivity can mean for consumers, and how vendors can help. 

Back to the Future II: How Accurate Were The Movie’s Predictions for October 21, 2015?

In a one-off, topical blog that could only be posted on this very date, WhichPLM’s Mark Harrop discusses the cult classic: Back to the Future II and how accurate the movie’s technological predictions actually were. 

Process & People Change

In this blog Mark Harrop, WhichPLM CEO & Founder, discusses how to successfully approach change within an organisation. Change management is an inevitable part of any modern process management, and businesses need to deal with it in the correct way.

Why do I need PLM anyway?

In this exclusive article Mark Harrop, Founder & CEO of WhichPLM, shares some of his questions surrounding why your business might need PLM.

Product Innovation Apparel 2015: The WhichPLM Report

WhichPLM’s Founder & CEO, Mark Harrop, attended the PI Apparel 2015 event in NYC from 23-24 June 2015. PI Apparel brings together the fashion, apparel and footwear industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by modern technology. With a bounty of companies present, WhichPLM had a lot to report on.  he highly anticipated Product Innovation Apparel […]

Critical Minds

Mark Harrop, CEO & Founder of WhichPLM, discusses here the difference between PLM vendors who, upon losing a deal, turn to laying blame rather than learning from the opportunity.

Reaching New Heights in 2015

WhichPLM MD, Mark Harrop, gives us some top tips for a successful 2015; the New Year is the perfect time to figure out what may be working for you, and what may not. Mark asks our readers what they are looking to achieve this year.