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Textile and Apparel
Shorter fashion trend cycles, increasing competition, and globalization have brought both challenges and opportunities to the textile and apparel industry. More

apparel manufacturers  and Apparel Shorter fashion trend cycles, increasing competition, and globalization have brought both challenges and opportunities to the textile and apparel industry. More than ever before, to be successful, companies in this industry have to be able to work with the global extended enterprise environment harmoniously and promptly, in areas such as product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. Challenges that textile and apparel companies are facing include the following.

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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apparel manufacturers  widgets manufacturing and fashion (apparel) industry segments. Indeed, the process PLM solution market is currently a mosaic of established generic PLM providers and a plethora of specialized vendors with solutions that cater to only a part of the entire process PLM scope.  The recent acquisition of Enginuity (mostly for its formula management capabilities) by Dassault Systemes only proves the point and the need for some consolidation in the market. My post then analyzed typical workarounds to solve the Read More

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