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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.

WhichPLM Blog 13 Oct, 2008: PLM – education, education, education!

Back to this week’s trips, we were talking a lot about implementation and training and I made a note in my pad to discuss education strategy. The traditional implementation of CAM (Computer Added Manufacture), CAD (Computer Added Design) and even today’s PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions tend to be offered in a two to three […]

WhichPLM Blog 11 Oct, 2008: Out with the Old, in with the New!

Just arrived back to the UK following a business trip in Scandinavia and Holland, where I’ve been working on two new PLM projects, and I wanted to share some thoughts that came to mind during and after the sessions.   ‘Old rules no longer apply’   PLM is fast becoming an enabling technology for retailers […]

Be the savvy PLM customer

Up until now, the selection process has been greatly influenced by PLM suppliers and external organizations heavily sponsored by suppliers. So what do you need when choosing a PLM solution?

Trading on facts, not spin!

Over the last few months, I have spoken to many companies from both sides of the fence, including PLM technology suppliers and PLM users at Retailers, Brands and Manufacturers, on the why the industry needs WhichPLM…