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Leveraging Connected PLM to Develop Truly Trend-Driven Fashion

This report shares unique and valuable insights including the latest technologies and best practices for improving speed, innovation and agility across in-house and global supply chain operations. Experts weigh in from leading industry analysts, consultants and thought-leaders such as IDC, WhichPLM, Accenture, Deloitte and Kalypso.

Lotto Sport picks PLM for Stonefly

Sportswear firm Lotto Sport has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution as part of an information systems structure after purchasing a stake in Italian footwear producer Stonefly.

Focus International to steamline processes with PLM and ERP

Focus International, part of retailer JD Sports Fashion Plc, is implementing a new suite of software products to streamline processes across the business and replace its existing systems. The company has selected the Visual End2End software suite from Visual Next UK to centralise all of its product information and processes into a single system, boosting efficiency and steamlining design, product development, production and distribution from the sample stage through to dispatch. Established in 1993, Focus International, designs, sources, markets and distributes footwear and apparel for its own and licensed brands, with its garments designed in the company's UK offices in Huddersfield and London. The company currently works with American Freshman, Duffer, Ecko , Ellesse, Fenchurch, Fly53, Henleys Peter Werth, Starter, Yogi, Zoo York and Unsunghero. "We pride ourselves on innovative design and excellent customer service," says operations director Andrew Ward. "Being a true 'omnichannel' business selling via ecommerce, direct to retail customers, concessions and wholesale, we needed a system that would seamlessly integrate all these channels together to have one central inventory system to pull from - with advance reporting, financial and merchandising abilities." Meanwhile, managing director Tony Mather adds the implementation will lead to "quick gains" from Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other key fashion capabilities.

Cabbeen picks PLM to boost efficiencies

Chinese menswear brand Cabbeen has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) as part of an internal supply chain system restructure, and to help increase agility and response to changing retail conditions.

Imax selects PLM to boost efficiencies

Imax, a manufacturing division of Italian luxury womenswear brand Max Mara, has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help reduce costs and boost time to market.

Redbubble selects PLM to boost collaboration

Global online marketplace Redbubble has selected Centric's SMB PLM solution - a cloud-based tool tailored for emerging businesses - to improve cross-team collaboration, particularly between the product development and supply chain teams.

Bamboo Rose partners with CIFD on design connection tool

US-based PLM provider Bamboo Rose has revealed a strategic partnership with the Council of International Fashion Designers (CIFD), the new trade association for American apparel and accessory designers in a move aimed at speeding up time to market for product innovation.