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Lectra First PLM Software Vendor to Achieve TEC Certification for PLM for Fashion and PLM for the Distribution of Fashion Products and Accessories
Paris, January 4 2011 — Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics

plm company  and know-how. Lectra Fashion PLM is ergonomically designed to provide everyone inside and outside the company with quicker, easier, and more intuitive integration into the working environment, regardless of profile—product managers, designers, pattern makers, suppliers, subcontractors—or geographical location. Lectra’s more than 35 years’ experience working with the world’s largest fashion houses guarantees the highest standard of reference data and integrated sector-specific processes based on

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PLM for the Fashion Industry RFI/RFP Template

Line Planning and Calendar Management, Concept Development, Design and Product Development, Sourcing and Supply Chain Collaboration, Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), Product Quality Management, Visual Merchandising, Supporting Technology, Application Technology 

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