SC Fashion, the high-end apparel manufacturing company from China, has successfully implemented Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, and consumer goods firms to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
The OEM fashion industry in China faces many challenges including rising land and labour costs and an escalating trade conflict with the US. On top of this, many customers are focusing on branding, expecting manufacturers to take on more responsibility for product design and development.
“Many brand customers are starting to downsize their product development teams. This in turn requires us to have the ability to meet their demands for product development. I don’t believe a pure OEM company will survive in the future. Product-oriented thinking as well as design and development capabilities are critical for future success,” David Wong, co-founder of SC Fashion said in a press release to
Today, SC Fashion has transformed its ‘product-oriented’ capabilities. Using Centric PLM as a platform to communicate with brand partners and efficiently manage product development, SC Fashion has optimised its ability to deliver additional services to customers.
The initial aims of the PLM project were to build a master product data platform, which could be a complicated process due to the absence of established standards, and shorten the cycle for sample production by 25 per cent, from 20 days to 15 days. Both of these aims have been achieved at SC Fashion.
Centric PLM has made it easy to now store and copy data to and from the material and process databases for each product including material costs, test results, technical attributes and label information. The platform enables users to access data at any time and work together efficiently.
“More and more leading clothing manufacturers have implemented Centric PLM. Unlike other providers whose solutions are mostly based on an order-oriented way of thinking, Centric has a truly product-oriented way of thinking, which is crucial to optimising our services. Moreover, the Centric team is professional, and we enjoy working with them,” Wong said.
“We are very pleased that SC Fashion’s implementation of Centric 8 has been successful and is already delivering results. SC Fashion is a forward-looking manufacturing company that understands how the industry is evolving and is on the forefront of change. We are happy to partner with them throughout their digital transformation and future growth,” Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric Software said.