New PLM for a New Generation: An eGuide for Fashion Merchandisers

The next generation of PLMs is helping merchandisers harness data across the supply chain to create collections that speak to the digital marketplace.
Download our eBook to find out how.

Un nouveau PLM pour une nouvelle génération de consommateurs: Un dossier dédié aux directeurs de collection

Our latest eBook PLM for Merchandisers: Create Better Collections. Get Them to Market Faster demonstrates how today’s PLM has evolved beyond yesterday’s design, mobilizing new technologies to help fashion merchandisers produce styles that hit home with digital consumers.

Download our eBook now for insight into how this generation’s exciting new features can help you improve collection planning and development, including:

  • Why new tools that consolidate all your data in one place are great for your collection plan.
  • Why this generation’s more inclusive PLMs help your suppliers serve you better.
  • Why added features inspired by social media boost intra-team communication.
  • How next-gen PLMs make it easier to meet deadlines along your development timeline.

Download our eBook and start putting the next generation of PLM technology to work for you.


It’s every fashion merchandiser’s worst nightmare. You’ve crunched the numbers on last year’s sales, kept a watchful eye on marketplace forecasts and identifi ed the next set of trends coming over the horizon.

You’ve carefully selected fabrics and styles for the upcoming season, negotiated with suppliers to make sure your collection plan stays within budget, and put together an airtight production schedule that will get the right products into stores just as those trends are hitting their peak.

Then disaster strikes. A fabric delivery goes missing and turns up at the wrong location.
A prototype is rejected because it looks nothing like the original design. The grading on a series of styles is completely o˜ and needs to be redone from scratch.

Suddenly, you’re one month behind in your product development schedule and you’ve missed some key delivery deadlines. The clock is ticking and if you don’t fi gure out a solution soon, you risk missing out on the entire trend—and all the valuable sales that go along with it.

How did you end up here? And what can you do make sure that it doesn’t happen again?