YuniquePLM White Papers
Cloud-based PLM Services
Cloud computing, a major trend transforming the way companies meet their information technology (it) needs, offers significant new potential for increasing productivity and time-to-market for apparel companies using cloud-based product lifecycle management (plm) systems.
Internet of Things for Fashion and Apparel
As a major new technology trend arising from our interconnected world, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds an irresistible allure in its expansive simplicity: It promises to open seemingly limitless
possibilities for communication and information exchange among sensor-enabled objects and smart devices outfitted with applications to receive and analyze the data these objects share.
On the consumer level, this trend has generated several high profile innovations. For example, apparel products can be tracked throughout the supply chain via embedded sensors that carry a
digital identity. Taking the technology further, smart fabrics have been developed that are embedded with miniature, washable sensors that track physiological data, such as heart rate and
respiration, that is accessible to the wearer via a smartphone health and wellness app.
Technology Trends in Fashion
Technological innovations are revolutionizing manufacturing in all industries, and apparel manufacturing is no exception: major technical innovations in cloud computing, digital design, collaboration, 3D modeling, data management, production, and digital printing, are enabling apparel makers to achieve significant productivity gains. Technology is improving speed and quality while reducing costs, to help get the right products to the right customers, at the right time.
Creating new fashion designs and getting them produced and into the market as quickly as possible has become a hallmark of many of the world’s most successful apparel brands and retailers over the past 15 years, presenting a boon to consumers and a challenge to brands, retailers, and manufacturers.
PLM – Make the Best Choice. Implement It Right.
Selecting the best-fit PLM solution and then implementing it for your organization is not an easy decision as there is no universal "right" choice. It is essential to have a highly objective evaluation process. Making a sub-optimal choice can have serious repercussions for years to come as such decisions are usually difficult to change. Having chosen a PLM system, planning for its implementation in phases helps split the decision-making process and also allows for incremental investments.
The Importance of CAD – PLM Integrations in Apparel
The typical fashion product lifecycle requires data entry by several different departments within the company – as well as several different suppliers and manufacturers. The importance of accuracy of information to create a "single version of the truth" and achieve effective collaboration between all parties is critical. Instantaneous and accurate information flow between CAD, PDM and PLM speeds the development process, reduces costs, avoids errors in production and maintains consistency in quality and fit.