Gartner Research

Prepare for the Next Wave of PLM Innovation in the Apparel Industry

Published: 28 October 2013

ID: G00256437

Analyst(s): Lucie Draper, Janet Suleski


The RFA industries in North America continue to invest in product design and development technology. Decision makers can use the results and analysis of this survey data to make more-effective trade-offs between product development, merchandise and sales planning, and supply chain activities.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Investing in PLM for Sustained Success
    • PLM Investment Trends
    • Factors Driving PLM Investments
  • Building on Operational Excellence
    • Core PLM Functionality
    • The Benefits of Investments in Functionality
  • Blazing the PLM Maturity Path
    • The Role of Technology in PLM Maturity
    • The Evolution of Investment Plans
  • Benefiting From Evolving PLM Strategies
    • Business Improvements
    • Functional Wish List
  • Taking PLM to the Next Level
    • Investment Plans, Scope and Activities
    • Integration Between PLM and Other Applications
  • Moving Toward a More Collaborative Framework
  • Methodology

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