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University of Huddersfield Becomes the First University to Deploy a PTC Retail PLM Solution as Part of its Degree Curriculum


PTC solution to support Fashion and Buying Management course for product development 

FARNBOROUGH, UK – March 19, 2015 – PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced the University of Huddersfield will use PTC FlexPLM to teach product development within its Fashion and Textile Buying Management BA (Hons) course.

The University of Huddersfield, with its rich history of vocational education, was named as the Times Higher Education University in 2013 and is also ranked among the top 10 universities in England for teaching excellence.   The University’s Fashion and Textile Buying Management BA (Hons) course gives students the unique opportunity to develop creative business skills and to gain a full understanding of the fashion and textile industry.

“We are proud to be the first university to offer training on the PTC industry-standard Retail PLM solution” said Jo Conlon, Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, “This addition to our curriculum actively supports our commitment to the development of a broad range of interests and skills to meet the diverse opportunities offered in the industry. The deployment of PTC’s FlexPLM will enable students to have hands-on experience with retail PLM, which is a vital step in preparing them for their future careers and ensuring they are ready to make a significant contribution within our industry.”

PTC’s Windchill-based enterprise solution for the retail and consumer industries is designed to address both industry-specific challenges as well as everyday business pressures. It offers a high-performance, Web-based platform that provides line planning, product specification development, materials management, sourcing, costing, quality and compliance features with full supply chain collaboration capabilities.

PTC partner, ITC Infotech, graciously volunteered their time to implement the FlexPLM solution and train staff.

“The students of today are the leaders of tomorrow,” said Paul Byfleet, Director EMEA Retail, Apparel, Footwear and Consumer at PTC.  “At a time when the retail industry is undergoing a major evolution to improve operational efficiencies, it’s important that students are educated on leading-edge tools.  We are excited to be working with the University of Huddersfield.” 

Additional Resources

PTC Retail – Product Lifecycle Management – PLM Software

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company’s technology solutions transform the way products are created, operated, and serviced across the entire product lifecycle – from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 28,000 businesses in rapidly evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide. Get more information at www.ptc.com.

About Huddersfield University

The University of Huddersfield – inspiring tomorrow’s professionals.

The University of Huddersfield is an inspiring, innovative provider of higher education of international renown.  It has a national reputation in enterprise and innovation and was the recipient of the Times Higher Education’s ‘University of the Year Award’ for 2013 and ‘Entrepreneurial Award of the Year’ for 2012.   In 2013, we were awarded two ‘Queen’s Awards for Enterprise’ and in 2014 we were proud to be recognised with 4 stars by QS (an international ratings organisation).  The University annually welcomes 21,000 students on to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across subjects covering…

…biomedical sciences, applied sciences, engineering and IT

…health, education and the social sciences

…business and the professions

…and humanities and the arts.

The University has a fast-growing research profile and a reputation for working closely with business and employers in delivering high-quality education.  The Chancellor of the University is Professor Sir Patrick Stewart and Patron is His Royal Highness The Duke of York.

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