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IoT (Internet of Things)

The WhichPLM team has been following the ‘hype versus reality’ of the IoT (Internet of Things) for the last few years. There’s been increasing noise coming from global technology giants – the likes of Cisco, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, and Samsung and a host of other leading technology businesses – who have been making predictions around the IoT. Although many of these predictions have fallen short of their target delivery times, we still believe that the Fashion industry has arrived at a point in time where smart sensors, software apps, PLM & E-PLM software, and a multitude of hardware systems are now ready to interconnect, helping to generate the automation and collection of smart data required to digitally transform our businesses.

All industries around the globe, including Fashion, are waiting for Retail IoT to make real quantifiable impact that can be quickly translated into positive ROI (Return On Investment) for business, and equally a positive return for consumers.

Fashion IoT (or Apparel IoT), in the case of the fashion supply-chain, offers the chance to integrate the hundreds of processes and solutions that can be typically found in a retailer, brand, agent or manufacturer’s eco-system, and that will in the future collaborate, deployed at relatively low costs.



Connected Consumers: IoT in Retail

Originally running in our 6th Edition Report, ex-Editor, reporter and contributor to WhichPLM, Ben Hanson, discusses the Internet of Things in Retail. This piece accompanies a dedicated IoT series from Ben, all of which you can find in our 6th Edition.  Very few people would argue that the Internet has irreversibly changed retail. E-commerce is […]

Conversations: Chris Roselli, THE.LAND

Earlier this month, Chris Roselli, CEO, THE.LAND took some time out to chat with our Editor about his newest endeavour. An expert in user environments, Chris shared his views on multiple aspects of our current digital landscape, with particular reference to influencers, social media, consumer experiences and last month’s CES event. He and Lydia spoke […]

WTiN Report: Inaugural Textile 4.0 Conference provides digital vision

WhichPLM’s own Mark Harrop has recently returned from his role as keynote speaker at WTiN’s first Textile 4.0 conference. Here, Tansy Fall, Editor of Industry Digitalisation for the World Textile Information Network, reviews the conference, which took place in Amsterdam from 25-26 October 2017. The programme explored the potential impact of Industry 4.0 and IoT […]