The Apparel Trends Impacting Manufacturers in 2021

Online | English 2:30pm HKT (GMT+8)

The global pandemic has accelerated fashion and apparel’s shift to e-commerce. The McKinsey Report ‘A new model for the consumer-goods industry digitalization of the customer experience, speed to market for new products, mass customization, smaller order sizes and flexible channel options.

What implications does this have for Fashion & Apparel Manufacturers?

Find out in this webinar replay with Centric Software PLM experts and guest speaker Tim Edmunds, Director of supply chain consulting service, Weave Services, who has over 15 years experience in leading Manufacturing Excellence & Digital Transformation programs.

Tim discussed these important trends and the challenges they present to the manufacturing industry, including opportunities for manufacturers to adapt to a changing marketplace through software adoption.

PLM experts Nick Wei and Katherine Poon from Centric Software shared the best practices for fashion & apparel manufacturers, including real-life case studies.

Key topics covered:

  • The importance of an agile & digital value chain to adapt to mass customization, smaller orders and speed to market
  • Why investing in current teams creates more value than increasing headcount and best practices for change management
  • How using the right software like Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) can help manufacturers drive change


Crystal Group, MAS Holdings, Samsonite, Liverpool, Hirdaramani, Brandix, Lever Style, Regina Miracle, Top Form, Triumph, Li & Fung, Louis Vuitton, Bestseller, Uniqlo, Tommy Hilfiger, Mango, Asics, Superdry, Charles & Keith, Under Armour, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci, Birkenstock, Swarovski and many more, trust Centric Software to digitally transform their business and streamline their operational processes.



Nick Wei

Nick Wei

Regional Director, South Asia, Centric Software

25+ years in Garment Technology: CAD/CAM, 3D, ERP, MES, SCM

Katherine Poon

Katherine Poon

Senior Regional Sales Manager, Centric Software

15+ years in Enterprise Solutions for Retailers, Brands and manufacturer.

Tim Edmunds

Tim Edmunds

Director, Weave Services

15+ years’ experience in all parts of the value chain across Asia, Europe and Australia