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.
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.
Lectra's Modaris (which has this week seen a significant new release) has today become the latest solution to join WhichPLM's growing list of expanded solutions. Modaris is an advanced pattern making, grading and 3D prototyping solution that aims to revolutionise the way fashion works.
Ahead of October's WhichPLM Annual Review, our Editor, Ben Hanson, explains his decision to give away the 20,000 word 2010 Customer Survey free of charge. Find out more and download your copy inside.
Regular readers will have noticed the presence of our new Verified and Non-Verified stamps. This guide explains the exhaustive work that goes into the benchmarking process behind them and demonstrates how any solution boasting the WhichPLM Verified stamp has truly been put through its paces!