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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.

5G & Fashion PLM; the Next Generation

Our Founder & CEO, Mark Harrop, shares his thoughts around 5G and what it means for retail, footwear and apparel. He takes us through the advent of each generation, beginning with 1G, and closes with a vision for the future. 

Dig.IT4Fashion 2017: The WhichPLM Report

Our CEO has recently returned from Florence, where he attended and presented at Dig.IT4Fashion. Here, he presents his coverage of the event, and shares his thoughts on four roundtable panels: Enterprise 3D, Experience, Blockchain, and Data Intelligence. It isn’t often today to come across a retailer, brand or manufacturer in our industry who doesn’t have […]

Blockchain: the Next Disruptive Wave after the Internet?

In the second instalment of a two-part exclusive, our CEO builds on his exploration of blockchain for the RFA industry. Mark Harrop continues here by exploring some potential advantages of using blockchain in the fashion supply chain.

Riding the Next Wave of Fashionology Disruptions

In his latest exclusive for WhichPLM, our Founder, Mark Harrop, shares his thoughts on the latest technology to hit the Fashion industry. 

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.