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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.

Looking Back & Moving Forward

In his first exclusive this year, our Founder & CEO, Mark Harrop, shares his thoughts on what we should be focusing on in 2019 and beyond.

Clothing production in the future

Individualisation, automation and digitalisation: micro-factories are the way forward for the future of clothing production and will be the main theme of Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main from 14 to 17 May 2019. “Send your favourite design to the manufacturer today via an app and wear your individually designed, perfectly fitting trainers or shirt tomorrow. […]

PLM: Success Not Guaranteed

In today’s article, our own CEO & Founder, Mark Harrop, shares his lengthy experience with PLM – more notably, the behind-the-scenes implementations and relationships that don’t always go as planned. Despite the huge strides PLM has made in recent years, it’s an unfortunate fact that PLM projects still fail. 

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. 

Infinite Fashion

Here, our own CEO, Mark Harrop, shares his thought leadership view on the current landscape of any Fashion business – technologically speaking. He delves into what WhichPLM has coined Fashion’s ‘infinity loop’, emphasizing the importance of digital integration. The next wave of fashion technology integration is happening whilst I write my latest article on what […]

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 […]

The Future of Supply Chain Transparency: PLM meets the IoT and Blockchain

In his latest digital exploration, WhichPLM’s own Mark Harrop shares his thoughts on blockchain, the IoT, PLM, and the consumer as each relates to the modern supply chain. Since PLM entered the retail, footwear and apparel (RFA) industry around the turn of the millennium, I have to admit that I’m disappointed at the lack of […]

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, […]