Project Description

Holistic evaluation of product lifecycle management solutions and deployment planning to support a highly unique product development environment and culture.

The Client

A high-end retailer of women’s apparel and accessories featuring bright, vibrant colors and unique, custom prints.

PLM Solution Assessment and Selection

The Challenge

The retailer was using an outdated product development management (PDM) system that had very basic functionality. As such, much of the product development process was performed outside the system. Tracking samples, submits, and costing in spreadsheets resulted in minimal visibility into status and delays in the product development process.

Further, the company’s unique practice of hand-painting their hallmark material prints was the basis of all product development. The client needed a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that could incorporate their complex print process into product development as well as improve visibility and data integrity.