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ITC Infotech helps prepare the next generation of fashion professionals in the UK
27 Apr 2016

Implements PTC’s FlexPLM 10.2 for University of Huddersfield’s Fashion and Textile  Buying Management students

ITC Infotech, a global scale full service provider of technology  solutions, has completed implementation of PTC’s FlexPLM 10.2 for UK based University  of Huddersfield for its Fashion and Textile Buying Management course. ITC  Infotech is also providing PLM training and assistance to the University’s  lecturers, to enable faster adoption and deeper understanding of the technology  platform.

The academics use PLM (Product  Lifecycle Management) to teach the key stages of apparel product development  within their course, thus providing opportunities to develop creative business  skills and an understanding of the fashion and textile sector for the next  generation of industry professionals.

The University of Huddersfield  recognizes the value of PLM and is the first UK University to adopt a PLM approach  for its Fashion Textiles Buying Management course. The institute has introduced  PLM education at all levels in the course in order that graduate students enter  employment with a baseline of the solution knowledge, recognising the realistic  outcome it can generate, the problems it can solve and opportunities it can  provide.

ITC Infotech provided the solution  installation and implementation on the University’s servers as well as advising  the Fashion Textiles Buying Management team on how best to configure the system  to meet the needs of the course curriculum. Additionally, ITC Infotech provided  training services to the University’s lecturers to get them up to speed on  using the solution and PTC provided the requisite FlexPLM v10.2 licenses.

Hardeep Singh Garewal, President – Europe,  ITC Infotech, said, “Implementing  and installing PTC FlexPLM v10.2 for Huddersfield University has been a very  interesting and rewarding journey. ITC Infotech has been enabling clients in  the Retail and Fashion industry to create and adopt cutting-edge technology  solutions and analytic tools to help them stay ahead of the competition. Our  engagement with Huddersfield University truly reflects the collaboration of  academia and business, working together to prepare the next generation of professionals.”

With the  successful implementation of the solution, PLM experience has become a key  differentiator in competitive employment markets.

Our students now benefit from a tiered  integrated industry technology focused learning experience” stated Jo Conlon, Senior Lecturer at the University  of Huddersfield, “firstly as  individual users of the FlexPLM 10.2 system, then at a process management level  and finally exploring strategic real world applied opportunities for extended  and innovative PLM technologies. We have benefited enormously from the  expertise and commitment of ITC Infotech to support and embed each stage,  developing a rich understanding of PLM as a holistic business process solution.

PTC's Windchill-based enterprise solution for  the retail and consumer industries is designed to address both  industry-specific challenges as well as everyday business pressures. It offers  a high-performance, Web-based platform that provides line planning, product  specification development, materials management, sourcing, costing, quality and  compliance features with full supply chain collaboration capabilities.

About ITC Infotech

ITC Infotech is a specialized global scale – full service  provider of Domain, Data, Design and Digital technology solutions, led by a  strong business and technology consulting focus. The company caters to  enterprises in Supply Chain based industries (CPG, Retail, Manufacturing,  Hi-Tech) and Services (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, Airline,  Hospitality) through a combination of traditional and newer business models, as  a long term sustainable partner.

ITC Infotech is a fully owned subsidiary of USD 8bn ITC  Ltd – one of India’s most admired companies.

For more information, please visit www.itcinfotech.com 

About The University of Huddersfield

The University of  Huddersfield is an inspiring, innovative provider of higher education of  international renown. It has a national reputation in enterprise and innovation  and was the recipient of the Times Higher Education’s ‘University of the Year  Award’ for 2013 and ‘Entrepreneurial Award of the Year’ for 2012. In 2013, they  were awarded two ‘Queen's Awards for Enterprise’ and in 2014 were proud to be  recognised with 4 stars by QS (an international ratings organisation). The  University annually welcomes 21,000 students on to a range of undergraduate and  postgraduate courses across subjects covering……biomedical sciences, applied  sciences, engineering and IT health, education and the social sciences business  and the professions …and humanities and the arts.

The University has  a fast-growing research profile and a reputation for working closely with  business and employers in delivering high-quality education. The Chancellor of  the University is His Royal Highness The Duke of York.

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PTC)  enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The  company's technology solutions transform the way products are created,  operated, and serviced across the entire product lifecycle – from conception  and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000  professionals serving more than 28,000 businesses in rapidly evolving, globally  distributed manufacturing industries worldwide. Get more information at www.ptc.com.

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