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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.

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.

ideation 2014: The WhichPLM Report

WhichPLM’s Founder & MD, Mark Harrop, recently returned from Gerber Technology’s 16th annual technology conference: ideation 2014.

Maturity: Level 1 PDM to level 5 PLM

In this featured blog our founder and MD, Mark Harrop, takes us through what he believes to be the various levels of PDM/PLM maturity, from a basic PDM solution all the way to a level 5 integrated PLM solution.

PLM Helping to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

In this topical blog, our founder and MD, Mark Harrop, shines a light on how today’s modern PLM solutions can help companies to reduce their negative impact on the environment.

Remembering Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards, a valued member of the CAD/CAM/N.C. Cutting/PDM/PLM community, devoted husband and loving father died on November 10th, 2013.

Guest Blog from PDP: The Importance of Master Data, Part Two

In the second instalment of a series on Master Data, Mark Harrop (Managing Director of PDP) makes a case for adopting a broad approach to data gathering, cleansing and ownership that extends beyond core PLM. Mark also looks at the additional value that can be realised by running a Master Data project alongside other, business-wide process improvements.