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Extending PLM: Getting Technical

In the fourth instalment of an exclusive series, business process expert Kilara Le continues to examine the increasingly diverse role that PLM (in both its core and E-PLM forms) plays in the product lifecycle. This month, Kilara looks at the critical transition between design and manufacture, and makes an argument that extending PLM to the technical design, patternmaking and sampling phases can ensure more accurate interpretations between each.

Interactive Video Innovations – The WhichPLM Exclusive Interview

Manchester, UK based Interactive Video Innovations are the developers of a unique post-production solution that enables retailers and brands to embed detailed product information, catalogues, and a fully-featured shopping basket directly into their video advertising. The IVI team consider themselves to be some of the fashion industry’s leading post-and-pre-production multimedia specialists, and so I recently sat down with Sales & Marketing Director Mia Chandler to share our opinions on the future of sales and marketing – not just for fashion, but for retail as a whole.

Extending PLM: Everything is Designed

In the third instalment of an exclusive series, business process expert Kilara Le continues to examine the increasingly diverse role that PLM (in both its core and E-PLM forms) plays in the product lifecycle. This month, Kilara looks at how the creativity and inspiration that have long been the hallmarks of design can be safeguarded and improved upon as PLM begins to extend to all stages of product development.

Extending PLM: Integrating Planning to Kick-Off Product Development

In the second instalment of an exclusive series, business process expert Kilara Le continues to examine the increasingly diverse role that PLM (in both its core and E-PLM forms) plays in the product lifecycle. This month, Kilara covers the benefits (and potential pitfalls) of integrating a variety of systems with PLM in order to optimise the vital planning stage that serves as the spark for what will become retail products.

E-PLM: Extending the Role of Traditional PLM

In the first instalment of a fascinating, brand-new series, business process expert Kilara Le examines the place of Core PLM in the product lifecycle, and looks at how integration with a growing number of supporting solutions (those that we describe as E-PLM, and that take in everything from CAD/CAM to merchandise planning) has become such a vital part of many implementations.