Deuter, leading German producer of backpacks, sleeping bags and outdoor accessories, was experiencing a lack of transparency and coordination across global internal teams as well as with their manufacturer in Vietnam.
Increasing numbers of complex, technical products as well as information scattered across different documents and offline materials added more layers of unnecessary complexity to their product development processes.
Deuter implemented Centric Outdoor PLM in 2018, and is already experiencing many benefits:
“We now know much more about all of the materials we use, our BOMs are in a consistent and detailed format, we can collaborate in real time while traveling and we can see everything necessary to develop the product and approve it for production” enthuses Marco Hühn, Quality Manager at Deuter.
Today, with Centric’s Outdoor PLM solution acting as a digital backbone for all product-related activities, Deuter has experienced increased efficiency, transparency and accessibility of real-time product data as well as boosting employee satisfaction.