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Etam Group deploys PLM software

By Retail Technology | Thursday July 24 2014

French ready to wear giant uses product lifecycle management (PLM) to reduce time to market

French lingerie, clothing and accessories designer and manufacturer Etam Group has rolled out a software product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to support its three major brands: Etam, 1.2.3 and Undiz.

Each brand designs its owns collections and works with a global network of subcontractors and textile manufacturers. The Undiz brand’s style, development and sourcing teams will be the first to implement Centric Software’s 8 PLM.

For Etam Group’s Undiz and other brands, improving the productivity and efficiency of the product design and development processes was a major factor in the decision to implement a PLM solution. 

Supporting rapid growth

Etam Group chose Centric for its ease of use, scalability and ability to handle multiple brands, categories and processes says Sebastien Bismuth, CEO of the company’s Undiz brand. “The PLM solution will support the rapid growth and development of the Undiz brand”, he adds. “As we rapidly grow our style teams in diverse locations, the PLM solution will improve productivity and efficiency, and help us reduce time to market.”

The Centric 8 PLM solution’s user interface will streamline the Etam Group’s design efforts and make it easier to bring on new employees, which was a critical consideration during rapid growth, according to Bismuth. 

“We have the ability to present its PLM solution as a global dashboard that enables product teams to keep track of entire collections at a glance.”