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April 27th, 2020

Superior Group of Companies Increases Efficiencies and Reduces Time-to-Market with Centric PLM™

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 28, 2020 – Superior Group of Companies (SGC), one of the largest and most admired companies in the uniform industry, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Founded in 1920, SGC is celebrating 100 years in business in 2020. Superior brands—Fashion Seal Healthcare®, HPI™ and CID Resources—are leaders in their respective areas specializing in innovative uniform program design, global manufacturing and state-of-the-art distribution. Every day, more than 6 million Americans go to work wearing an SGC uniform.

SGC had disparate product development tools in place: spreadsheets, emails and a legacy PLM that wasn’t able to meet the demands of its rapidly growing business. The desire was to have one system with a central location to speed time-to-market.

“We have a model of shared services, so all of our sourcing, production planning and quality assurance are combined resources that support all of the uniform divisions,” says Lisa Stewart, VP Product Development and Quality Assurance. “We need transparency and to collaborate cross-divisionally to reduce duplication of effort and streamline our process in order to become faster and more nimble.”

After a thorough review of more that 10 vendors, SGC selected Centric Software. “Our CID Resources division in Texas is a retail business impacted by seasons, but the other two uniform divisions are not, so it’s important for us to have the flexibility to use the system accordingly,”  Stewart says.

“We also had several demos throughout the selection process and had some very specific asks related to the costing module. Based on Centric’s expert response and system capability, the choice for us became obvious.”

Centric PLM is expected to streamline the product development process, improve workflow and improve overall efficiency. In addition, SGC plans to integrate with their ERP system to support decision-making with up-to-date data and better visibility.

“It will be great to access all the data live and not have to sort through emails and external charts to find relevant information. We are excited about the calendar and workflow management and to be able to collaborate with vendors. It’s going to make us more efficient and faster, which are really the main goals,” says Stewart.

Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software states, “We’d like to congratulate Superior Group of Companies on the extraordinary milestone of 100 years as a company and are honored to welcome such a venerable establishment into the Centric fold. We look forward to a beneficial partnership for many more years to come.”

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Superior Group of CompaniesTM (https://superiorgroupofcompanies.com/)

Superior Group of Companies™, formerly Superior Uniform Group, established in 1920, is a combination of companies that help customers unlock the power of their brands by creating extraordinary brand experiences for employees and customers. It provides customized support for each of its divisions through its shared services model.

Fashion Seal Healthcare®, HPI® and CID Resources are signature uniform brands of Superior Group of Companies. Each is one of America’s leading providers of uniforms and image apparel in the markets it serves. They specialize in innovative uniform program design, global manufacturing, and state-of-the-art distribution. Every day, more than 6 million Americans go to work wearing a uniform from Superior Group of Companies.

Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a fully visual, transformative experience via large touch-screens and mobile devices, revolutionizing group decision making and creative collaboration while dramatically condensing time to market and product innovation. Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and PLM solutions.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016 and 2018.

Centric Software is a registered trademark of Centric Software Inc.. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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