Visibility In Sourcing: Discovering PLM's Sweet Spot
With apparel brands, retailers and suppliers all seeing the need to accelerate the processes involved in bringing products to market, many are discovering that one of the most effective areas to focus on is creating stronger, more seamless links between product development and the actual sourcing of products-creating a marriage of the trend-sensitive creative side with the practical production side. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions are proving to be important tools for building stronger bridges between these traditionally separate sets of processes. These solutions can play significant roles in creating integrated sourcing processes that include the needs of all key players in all geographies, encompassing planning, product development, production allocation and authorizations. This white paper, which includes a case study of outdoor gear manufacturer Hagl's, will identify the benefits such solutions offer, including faster time to market, improved responsiveness and agility and higher quality levels.