The 21st Century presents a number of unprecedented and interrelated global challenges. Population growth, climate change, resource depletion (including energy and water) and food security are no longer the sole concern of governments or fragile communities. Instead, corporates now recognize that what were once viewed as inconsequential ‘externalities’ increasingly represent a clear threat to their current and future viability, particularly where those businesses operate extended and complex supply chains.
To keep up with information around sustainable PLM – especially as the SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition) is now teaming up with leading PLM providers to integrate the Higg Index into PLM compliance management modules – and compliance management software updates, check back here.
(Paris, July 2, 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 its new line of fabric cutters Vector®. Recognized by the world's experts as the best performing solution on the market, the previous generation of Vector, launched in February 2007, remains to this day without equivalent. It has enabled Lectra to increase its market share in all of its activity sectors, strengthening its leadership in fashion and automotive.
(ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – May 1, 2012) Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the company is a signatory member of the Codex of PLM Openness (CPO) and has posted a public statement about its commitment to openness on its website.
On 24th January, the Rootstein Hopkins Centre at the London College of Fashion played host to a collection of UK retailers, brands and consultants – all of whom were there to learn more about Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM solution. Our Editor, Ben Hanson, attended the event and has put together a full report for our readers.
CGI launches concept-to-consumer collaboration solution for Apparel, Footwear and Accessories segment
(New York, New York, January 15, 2012) CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced the launch of CGI Rendezvous™, an innovative solution consisting of systems architecture, application software and services that supports the concept-to-consumer lifecycle both within and across apparel, footwear, and accessories (AFA) companies.
PTC®, The Product Development Company®, today announced that it is the 2011 recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Global Green Excellence in Product Innovation Award for Product Lifecycle Management. After being ranked against other leading PLM vendors in categories such as product profile, business commitment and environmental accountability, the company’s Windchill® Product Analytics suite came out on top for its ability to enable the manufacturing industry to create more sustainable, and competitive products while reducing overall environmental impact
Read the latest Blog from J W Yates of Business Management Systems (BMS): Securing the Supply Chain: Are Those Slave Labor Jeans You're Wearing?
In 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.
In this, the latest in a series of deep insights into the 'green' trident of governance, Rob Smith discusses green issues and the increasing importance of compliance with regulations in the current economic environment with Bill Brewster, President of Gerber Software Solutions.