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Lectra announces the launch of its Versalis® Furniture range

(Paris, April 16, 2012) Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials—is pleased to announce the launch of Versalis® Furniture. With this new range, furniture manufacturers can achieve record productivity by optimizing production cycles and maximizing the material savings, without compromising on the quality of cutting.

WhichPLM Editorial Review – 13 April 2012

In an extended edition of his regular column, our Editor, Ben Hanson rounds up the best of WhichPLM from the past seven days. As well as the upcoming publication of our 2012 Annual Review, WhichPLM continues to play host to the latest news and developments from around the world, and the past fortnight has seen the first of a planned series of brand-new developments.

Gerber Technology Recognizes FIDM Graduate for International Manufacturing and Product Development Skills

(TOLLAND, Conn., USA, April 12, 2012) Recently, Gerber Technology presented its webPDM® Achievement Award at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in Los Angeles, Calif. during the graduate thesis presentation event for the school’s International Manufacturing and Product Development Advanced Study Program. Each year, Gerber Technology recognizes one student who best demonstrates outstanding applied understanding and use of Gerber’s webPDM product data management software in the preparation of his/her thesis. FIDM graduating student, Breanna Broach, earned this year’s award.

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.

The joint website of Human Solutions, Assyst and AVM is now available online

The new website of the Human Solutions Group is now online. For the first time, all the companies of the Group ― Human Solutions, Assyst and AVM ― the Fashion and Mobility divisions, the international sites in Italy and North America and all the Closed User groups have all been integrated into a seamless web portal. The portal provides up-to-date information about all products and events within the Human Solutions Group. The content is currently available in German, English and Italian. In addition to the publicly accessible content, there are also comprehensive information and services for customers in the user-friendly Closed User Groups.

Plural Technology announces successful migration from Gerber WebPDM to Apparel Innovator at Blauer Manufacturing

(Pune, India: Wednesday, 4th April 2012) Plural Technology, the only open source PLM provider for Apparel Industry, announced today successful migration from Gerber WebPDM to Apparel Innovator at Blauer Manufacturing. The Data Migration was an important step in realizing integrated Product Development to reduce the product development cycle time through early stage collaboration with all the project stakeholders. With such latest and open source technology solution, Blauer Manufacturing is on the way to achieve its cost reduction goals on operational and IT front.