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WhichPLM Editorial Review – 20 April 2012


In last week’s column, I spoke about core PLM supplier TXT’s second “Thinking Retail!” event, which took place on 29th March in Paris.  As promised, my detailed report on the day’s presentations, demonstrations and discussions was published this week.  Something I failed to mention, however, was that I was the only journalist invited to cover the event, making the incredibly popular report a world exclusive to WhichPLM.

Coincidentally, this was not the only exclusive published in our pages this week.  On Tuesday, core PLM supplier PTC (one of the world’a largest vendors of PLM) chose WhichPLM as their exclusive platform to announce that prestigious Lacoste manufacturer Devanlay had adopted its FlexPLM solution.

I am thrilled to have been able to bring our readers both exclusives, but it is worth noting that they are just the latest manifestations of the way in which many of the world’s most prominent suppliers of PLM to the retail, footwear and apparel industry continue to choose WhichPLM as the best possible method of their reaching their target audience.

In the news this week: E-PLM supplier Methods Workshops announced that it would debut its latest costing solution at the Texprocess Americas event; Lectra (suppliers of core and E-PLM to the fashion industry) launched its Versalis Furniture range; World Fashion Exchange (WFX) revealed their partnership arrangement with UserEase Consulting; Newbrands (a well-renowned manufacturer of leather goods for the luxury industry) adopted Centric Software’s PLM solution; and Trade In Asia (a global sourcing provider based in Hong Kong and London) adopted Fast React’s Vision solution to improve visibility across its product development process.

Finally, Verve Sketch Software Limited (previously known as Vector Vogue Limited, and part of the PDP Group of companies) announced its rebranding, with a new name designed to reflect the company’s commitment to its flagship product.

Next week sees WhichPLM invited to an exclusive event in London, and a report similar to our exclusive Thinking Retail write-up will follow at the beginning of May.  Readers can also look forward to two exclusive interviews, a new feature from popular contributor Kilara Le, and the publication of our industry-defining Annual Review in the first weeks of next month, with much more to come as we move into summer.

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.