Apparel Innovator PLM
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Creating a timely and accurate “one-number plan” that drives all business functions and enables planning initial assortments at the store level
Identifying in-season trends at the store level in real-time to determine how best to maximize sell-through
Developing synchronized supply chain competencies to react to trends and real-time market opportunities.
Dominance of Mass Merchants …..21% of sales comes from discounters
Increased focus on private labels
Reduce and eliminate inefficiencies caused by managing product development information and processes via inconsistent and fragmented communication forms
Replace multiple and disconnected systems and isolated documents used for product development with a single, global, process-driven Product Lifecycle Management system
Incorporate supply chain (Mills/Agents) expertise and knowledge early in product development processes to positively impact decisions and performance related to product development calendars, material trends, cost, and quality decisions
Effectively allocate and manage resources by tracking all seasonal line planning calendars, milestones, approvals and responsibilities in a single system integrated with all other aspects of product development
Quickly and dynamically react to shifts in industry trends and consumer tendencies by leveraging robust and flexible workflow and planning templates visible to all product/project team members
Sketch Line Boards Yarn Selection Textile SelectionTrim
Color Palette SewingPattern
Grading /SizingCutting Testing Wet Processing
Manufacturing Finished Product Logistics Retailer/ Consumer
1. Concept Development2. Design Development3. Product Development4. Material/ Fabric Development5. Sample Development6. Approved Product7. Sourcing
Reduce Time to Market Improve collaboration with vendors Reduce number of specification
changes Improve design productivity
Improve Product Quality Data access and accuracy Adherence to quality standards Improve control over product
Reduce Total Product Cost Material aggregation and earlier and
larger commitments Reduce number of samples Improve design review efficiency
Color Fit Line Development Raw Materials
Improve Information Exchange Improve collaboration with customers Improve internal collaboration Consolidate locations of product
information Improve collaboration with suppliers
Product Development can begin withMood boards or An idea whose source can be•Competition•Fashion Event•Internal•Vendor
Products can be created for a Season or Event.
A Product Line can be Newly created or “carried over” from previous Seasons.
Adding New Style/Product
The Product is the core of the Development cycle. Which again can be “Cloned” or created from Templates.
Set Or Collections
Colors can be Selected from a library or created new.
Different Color Palettes can be associated to create different color schemes.
Defining Fabric Details/ Defining the BOM
Adding / Defining Trim Details / Defining BOM
Creating Defining “Point of Measures”.
Different Measurement Sets can be associated.
Bill-of-Material Management Color/Color Palette
Management Customer Choice Management Measurement Charts and Blocks Line Plan Reports Management Materials Management Sample Management Fabric, Trim, Packaging, and
Label Libraries Construction Details Yardage Requests
Product Images (thumbnails) Agent/Mills Relationship
Management Sourcing and Quoting
Processes Seasonal Product Calendar
(line plans) Artwork, Image, Sketch,
Design Drawing Management Automatic Notifications and
User-defined Task Escalation and Subscription Control
Instruction Library Product Line Workflows
A system that never goes out of fashion !
Lower cost of sales
Lower management costs
Lower product costs
Lower financial costs
Reduced Development costs
Reduced quality rejections
Lower inventory & WIP