PLM for Fashion Brands and Fashion Retailers

The fashion industry is the most dynamic and competitive it has ever been. Companies are under immense pressure to get exciting products in front of consumers faster than ever, and failing to do so can have a huge impact on the bottom line. There is more pressure for every SKU to be profitable and a bad or late product can have a big impact on not just product profitability, but also on your reputation. Product Lifecycle Management or PLM is the hub that links all creative, technical, product, sourcing, manufacturing, sales, merchandise planning and retail teams together to bring the best possible products to market, quickly.


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Achieve the Ultimate Balance with Centric Fashion PLM

Bring profitable collections to market, as fast as possible.

Reduce Time to Market

Reduce Time to Market

Streamline collaboration and shave off time to market by boosting efficiency, cutting out admin and making decisions in real time so teams can get products to market faster.

Increase Product Innovation and Variety

Improve Efficiency

Reduce the number of emails, meetings, phone calls and time spent searching or updating information. #GetIntelNotExcel! A real-time single source of truth makes work more efficient.

Increase Product Lines and Manage More SKUs

Reduce Costs

Gain visibility into pricing, material costs and product margins with dashboards and reports. Cut last minute shipping costs, meet MOQ, negotiate bulk buys and reduce costs in other ways. Get more products to market without increasing resources.

Control Costs

Increase Product Innovation

Optimize operations to free up teams to focus on innovation, strategic and business development initiatives like better designs, new suppliers, new materials, launching entirely new product categories or collections, channels or geographies.

Improve Efficiency

Improve Product Quality / Collections / SKUs

Using a combination of dashboards, analytics and mobile apps, you can take a deep dive into product quality and compliance. Audit factories, measure Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL), track supplier performance and more.


Expanding the Limits of Innovation with 3D and AI

Our industry-first innovations help fashion brands and fashion retailers to make better design and development decisions and bring great products to market faster and more efficiently. Centric Fashion PLM incorporates 3D and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that facilitate visual, streamlined and intuitive ways of working.

3D Integration with PLM

Enable collaborative design, reduce rework by visualizing designs sooner in the development process, increase speed to market with rapid prototyping, help marketing and sales with realistic product images and cut sample costs by integrating 3D design throughout the entire apparel development process!

Centric constantly adds new 3D tools, including 3D Sample Review and a series of connectors for 3D CAD software that allow designers to work in a familiar software environment while interacting with Centric Fashion PLM.

Increase Product Innovation and Variety

Visual and Smart Searching with AI

Creative teams in fashion and retail collect huge amounts of digital and physical samples of materials, trims, colors and styles – but finding and using these assets is very time consuming, if not impossible.

AI Image Search solves this problem, using artificial intelligence-enabled image recognition tools. Designers can take an image of a fabric or trim and instantly search Centric Fashion PLM image archives to find similar items that have been used before, or find a supplier that provides a material with a close match.

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Respect Quality, Compliance and Safety Requirements with Centric Fashion PLM

Fashion brands and retailers are in a race driven by the timelines of fast fashion to get more on-trend products to market as quickly as possible through an increasing number of channels. In this competitive environment, it’s crucial not to lose sight of supplier auditing, safety regulations and packaging requirements, as well as maintaining the high-quality customers expect.

Centric Fashion PLM’s quality control and factory auditing capabilities help fashion brands and retailers keep supplier certifications up to date and track compliance across different regions and components. Centric’s comprehensive product and component library makes it easier to figure out which products need to be re-tested when regulations change, set expiry reminders and maintain up-to-date documentation for each SKU.

Interested in finding out more? Read about how Centric’s Quality Management module helps brands and retailers stay on the right side of the law, meet their own standards, enjoy better testing visibility and more!

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What Can Centric Fashion PLM Do for You?

Generate fast ROI and respond to on-trend, on-demand consumers with Centric Fashion PLM. Centric’s out-of-the-box technology makes upgrades simple and painless. The world’s leading PLM solution for fashion and consumer goods drives amazing results like reducing time to market by 15-50%, increasing sales by 5-10%, reducing cost of goods sold by 5-15% and improving productivity by 10-50%.

#BoostInnovation #OptimizeCollections #ReduceCosts

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