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WhichPLM Editorial Review – 16 December 2011


As was the case with last week’s hectic series of events, the industry still seems to determined to eke as much news as possible out of the year.  Here at WhichPLM, we’re approaching the Christmas shut-down (from 22 December to 2 January) exceptionally excited about all that has been achieved this year.  Next week’s editorial review will take the form of a full retrospective, looking back at just how far things have come since we launched our new website in February, but for the time being let me say that I am thrilled with what we have planned for 2012!

In the news this week were iShopShape (sellers of PLM and related solutions to the apparel industry), who announced that Preca Brummel – an Italian fashion house – had adopted its solution in a bid to help streamline that company’s product development and retail processes.

Also in implementation news over the past seven days were Tukatech, who revealed that Brandix (one of Asia’s largest garment manufacturers) had chosen, and installed, its TUKAcad system in a move that took them away from a competing CAD/CAM system.

Another expanded supplier, Vector Vogue Limited, launched its new website on Tuesday of this week.  Built on a new, HTML5-compliant platform, the website is designed to provide users with the richest possible browsing experience, and to allow seamless access to the latest version of the company’s collaborative design library, Verve Sketch.  You can find Vector Vogue’s new website here, and sign up for a free demo version of Verve Sketch.

Reporting on and announcing events this week were Lectra and TexBase.

The former set out a review of the fourth of their International Educational Congress events, which took place in November of this year and was organized around three major themes: collaborative work, design, and 3D as applied to the fashion industry.

The latter, TexBase, announced the second in their three-part series of webinars on the theme of supply chain optimisation.  This second instalment will take place on January 11 of next year, and you can register for the event here.

The final piece of news this week was the joint announcement by Gerber Technology (suppliers of the YuniquePLM solution) and the Product Development Partnership (international PLM consultants) that they had reached an implementation agreement.  That agreement sees PDP becoming one of the multi-national PLM supplier’s preferred implementation partners, and you can read a little more about what senior figures from both organisations had to say about the agreement here.

As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to discuss any of this week’s news or events.

For those of you finishing work today, I wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy new year.


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.