Home Editorial WhichPLM Editorial Review – 15 June 2012

WhichPLM Editorial Review – 15 June 2012


It has now been a fortnight since we launched, free of charge, the WhichPLM Annual Review 2012. This premium digital magazine collects 82 pages’ worth of premium content and has far exceeded our expectations by reaching many of the world’s leading retailers, brands and manufacturers in an extremely short time.  Currently available exclusively from WhichPLM, the Annual Review will soon be published on popular web and mobile viewing platforms, and the magazine’s popularity is only set to increase as it becomes available in more regions and on a wider range of devices this summer.

This week saw WhichPLM attending the British Retail Consortium’s International Retailing 2012 event, and readers can look forward to a full report and exclusive photography early next week.

Ours is not the only premium content to have reached these pages over the past seven days, though, with E-PLM supplier ecVision publishing an exclusive guest blog that examines some common misconceptions about supply chain collaboration.

In more traditional news, Which Executive Search (a sister company to WhichPLM) this week announced the launch of their brand-new website, designed to ease the process of discovering new roles and information pertinent to both candidates and employers.

Elsewhere, E-PLM supplier OptiTex announced their partnership with 3D modeling and prototyping experts McNeel;   Simparel made public the appointment of Roberto Mangual as Director of Services; and core PLM supplier NGC announced that luxury brand Alberto Makali has adopted both their ERP and PLM solutions to overcome the limitations of other, outdated systems.

Finally, Lectra (suppliers of both core and E-PLM) have this week unveiled the latest milestone revision of their Fashion PLM solution (version 3).  Lectra have a long history of catering to the retail, footwear, apparel and accessories industries, so it comes as no surprise to see the requirements of the fashion industry placed at the forefront of this new release.

As I always, I welcome any comments or insight our readers might have into this week’s news.

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.