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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.

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.

WhichPLM Blog: 15 April 2011

It’s not that long since PDM started collaborating using enabling technologies, but times have changed quickly. Mark Harrop looks at the growth of mobile PLM and explains why the most forward-thinking solutions are going mobile.

Welcome to the new WhichPLM

Mark Harrop, Managing Director of PDP Limited, the team behind WhichPLM, welcomes our readers to the new face of WhichPLM. Mark looks at how the industry has grown since its inception, and how we at WhichPLM are keeping pace, and providing new and better content informed by our long-standing ethics.

WhichPLM Blog: 26 October, 2010: What do customers want from future PLM?

The results of WhichPLM’s customer survey, with some interesting feedback from fashion PLM users, provides plenty of insight on future industry requirements. The first independent fashion PLM customer survey was a hot topic of discussion over the summer for fashion customers of PLM solutions, solution suppliers and industry educators, all eagerly awaiting the results of […]

WhichPLM Blog: 07 October, 2010: Visual Merchandising

Visual Merchandising There has been an increasing demand for PLM across the fashion industry lately, with many businesses jumping on board to take advantage of the efficiency savings and powerful new ways of working that the right solution can deliver. These benefits are just the start, however, and an increasing number of companies are not […]

WhichPLM Blog: 17 August, 2010: Which PLM update

One of my closest friends within the PLM industry,  Prasham Kamdar called round to my home last week whilst on an extended trip from India and USA  and as sad at it may sound, we quickly got onto our favourite subject of PLM!

WhichPLM Blog 14 August, 2010 PLM implementations made simple, easy and fast!

Well that’s what a few PLM suppliers would like you to think, however this is far from the truth in my opinion. I’ve been involved in hundreds of apparel PDM and PLM solutions searches and implementations over the last 22 years and I can tell you from first hand that there are no simple, easy and fast methods to implementing a successful PLM solution.