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Rob Smith

Rob Smith is a contributor to WhichPLM. He previously served as Operations Manager to the Product Development Partnership. His expertise range from Fashion/Retail systems to Gaming and his contributions focus on the realities of selecting and implementing PLM and ERP. As a fully qualified commercial solicitor he often writes about the legal and legislative frameworks that affect the way companies in our industry do business. He runs his own consultancy and is editor of a number of iGaming related sites like Return to Player and Lost World Games.

WhichPLM Blog: 10 June, 2011 – Vendor Interview – End-To-End Systems Deployment – Lawson

Following on from the latest run of WhichPLM articles on end-to-end solutions, WhichPLM opens the floor to some of the vendors who offer both ERP and PLM systems for their view on how the two systems can function together.

In the next instalment in this series, Rob Smith meets with Andrew Dalziel, Marketing Director, Fashion and Food Industries at Lawson Software. Founded in 1975 Lawson Software has been developing and providing industry focused end-to-end solutions for the apparel industry and they are one of the top ten ERP vendors. Its solution portfolio includes ERP, SCM, PLM, CRM and Business Intelligence to mention just a few.

WhichPLM Blog: 06 June, 2011 – Vendor Interview – End-To-End Systems Deployment – CGS

Following on from the latest run of WhichPLM articles on end-to-end solutions, WhichPLM opens the floor to some of the vendors who offer both ERP and PLM systems for their view on how the two systems can function together.

This week, Rob Smith meets with Paul Magel, President of CGS Application Solutions Division. Founded in New York City in 1984 Computer Generated Solutions, Inc has been providing full end-to-end, technology-enabled business solutions to the apparel industry for over 25 years. Its solution portfolio includes amongst others ERP, SCM, PLM, WMS, CRM and e-commerce.

WhichPLM Blog: 31 May, 2011 – Vendor Interview – End-To-End Systems Deployment – NGC

Following on from the latest run of WhichPLM articles on end-to-end solutions, WhichPLM opens the floor to some of the vendors who offer both ERP and PLM systems for their view on how the two systems can function together.

This week, Rob Smith meets with Mark Burstein, President of Sales and Marketing for NGC Software. NGC has been making apparel based systems since 1982 and its current Global Enterprise System offering is a fully integrated, end-to-end suite of solutions that includes (amongst others) PLM, SCM and ERP.

Vector Vogue Announces Availability of Verve Sketch For Windows, Apple and Linux

(MANCHESTER, UK, 6 JUNE 2011) Vector Vogue Limited today announced the immediate availability of the Verve Sketch creative design application for all mainstream platforms. Verve Sketch is a collaborative design application that integrates with all current versions of Adobe™ Illustrator including CS3,CS4 and CS5 as well as other vector drawing applications such as Microsoft™ Expression Design 4 and Corel™ Draw.

WhichPLM Blog: 31 May, 2011 – One Size Fits All Series

In the second instalment in his series on end-to-end solutions, Rob Smith gives a more in-depth understanding on how PLM and ERP are true enterprise systems and no matter which path you select, the decision should not be undertaken lightly.

WhichPLM Blog: 24 May, 2011 – One Size Fits All Series

In the first of a new series of articles written by Rob Smith, he examines the current trend of adoption of end-to-end solutions within the Apparel and Retail industry and focuses on how PLM and ERP can work together and analyses the impact of implementing simultaneous system projects.

Which Executive Search Launches

(MANCHESTER, UK, APRIL 18, 2011) Which Executive Search launches today. A recruitment company with a difference, WES is operated by industry experts with one goal in mind: placing peerless professionals in high-profile jobs across the globe.

PDP Group – Q1 2011 Review

We are now coming to the end of the first quarter of 2011 and we thought it would be a good time to recap on the WhichPLM/PDP group, the progress that we have made during the start of this year and see what is coming in Q2.

WhichPLM Featured At PLM Connect 2011

On 17 February 2011, WhichPLM’s Perry Bonney and Rob Smith gave keynote presentations at the PLMConnect 2011 conference at the Belfry in Birmingham UK.

WhichPLM Blog: 31 January, 2011

Beth BorlandIn the last of series of deep insights into the 'green' trident of governance, Rob Smith discusses environmental and ethical issues and the increasing importance of compliance with regulations in the current economic environment with Beth Borland, Director of Retail & Consumer Marketing Strategies at PTC.

This final instalment covers everything from how successfully the apparel industry has been able to weather the financial downturn to the benefits to socio-economic compliance that PTC's own solution provides.