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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.

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.

Is the Blockchain Revolution Coming to the Fashion Sector?

In the first instalment of a two-part exclusive, our CEO delves into the world of bitcoin and blockchain. Mark Harrop gives a brief history of the ‘global phenomenon’ here, and in part two will look at what this could mean for the RFA sector.

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.

YuniquePLM® V7 and Software Subscription Now Available

Achieve faster return on investment with YuniquePLM V7’s easy configuration and rapid deployment NEW YORK, MAY 3, 2016  – Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automated solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, announces the release of YuniquePLM as a software subscription in the cloud with its new version 7 release […]

Visual 2000 International Announces Direct Shipping Carrier Integration

  Montreal, Canada – May 17, 2016 – Leading End2End fashion software provider, Visual 2000 International, announced the availability of a host of new shipping carrier integrations to their suite of omni-channel software. The new carrier integrations are aimed at providing seamless user experiences for their apparel, footwear and accessory customers in Europe, North America […]

WTiN and IMI Europe to partner in textile inkjet market

Leeds, UK – 11 May, 2016 – World Textile Information Network (WTiN) and IMI Europe have signed a strategic partnership for co-operation in the delivery of events and intelligence for the inkjet technology and textile user community. Under the deal, WTiN will offer its unrivalled knowledge of the digital textile printing market to further strengthen the […]

Chinese Sportswear Giant 361° Signs With Centric

Sports brand 361° chooses Centric 8 PLM solution for flexibility and apparel expertise LOS GATOS, Calif., May 3, 2016 – 361° (the 361 Degrees Group), a leading sports brand in China, has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. 361°, founded in 2003, is a comprehensive sporting goods company which integrates […]