PLM software vendors see a chance to disrupt the software market by offering differentiated 3D functionality ahead of their competition. First, though, the industry must recognize PLM as an end-to-end business discipline worthy of advanced strategic thinking and technology investments.
With unified enterprise systems for greater inventory visibility, algorithms designed to gain deeper product and customer insights, 3D for faster and more efficient design
and development, and much much more, this year’s Innovators are addressing and fulfilling consumer demand.
3D virtual prototyping for apparel design and product development provides a means of communication centered around a single, digital asset that can be used by all departments, vendors and manufacturers.
Apparel's survey of apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers reveals expectations for technology focus in the coming year, including an emphasis on BI and analytics for gleaning an even deeper understanding of the consumer.
Gerber and Avametric, an innovator in fabric simulation and 3D consumer applications, are combining forces to offer the first end-to-end 3D platform, from consumer-facing virtual try-on applications to design, development and manufacturing.
Using more than 200 data points on each foot captured by the Wiivv app and any smartphone camera, Wiivv’s cutting-edge technology allows computer algorithms to pinpoint the unique length, width and arch height of each person’s unique feet, creating insoles and footwear with an accurate, customized f