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February 19th, 2024

Gordini Streamlines Business Processes and Saves Time with Centric PLM

Glove company ditches multiple systems, drives, files and e-mails by centralizing all product data in a single, actionable source of truth 

CAMPBELL, Calif., February 20, 2024 Centric Software®, the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market leader, is pleased to announce that Gordini, the glove and goggle company, has selected Centric PLM™ to drive efficiency and growth. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source, buy, make, price, allocate, sell and replenish products such as fashion, outdoor, luxury, multi-category retail, grocery, food & beverage, cosmetics & personal care and consumer electronics to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Founded in 1956 and based in Vermont, Gordini’s mission is to keep hands warm and dry so people can stay outside longer. Gordini and its family of brands specialize in outdoor gear including gloves, socks, face protection, base layers and goggles. The products are sold through a variety of retail outlets as well as via online retailers and through their own website.

Gordini invested in the Centric PLM platform to strategically build out the systems, policies, and tools to capture and analyze sourcing and product information in order to make more informed decisions in the quest to build the most responsible product.

Eric Gaisser joined Gordini less than a year ago in Glove Development. He shares his thoughts upon starting at Gordini. “For me, coming in from a company that had a PLM, I was very eager to help implement this software so we could level up our specification detail and development process.”

The company looked at a few PLM vendors but ultimately chose Centric PLM. The Adobe Connect functionality which enables designers to work without leaving their preferred environment while still being connected to Centric PLM, impressed the selection team. Says Gaisser, “That definitely won over the team; once they saw the connector in action, it brought them into the fold.”  Another factor was Gaisser’s previous positive experience with Centric while at a different organization. He also mentions the breadth of brands that have enlisted Centric Software, as social proof. In checking references, Gaisser spoke with a company that uses the same ERP as Gordini, “It was interesting to talk to them about integration. They only had good things to say about Centric Software.”

Implementation went well overall. Advantages are centralized product data like merchandising information, specifications that are sent to factories, BOMs, tech packs, design drawings, all in one accessible location. Gaisser runs down some of the other expected benefits, “We’re still in the early stages, but it’s going to get everyone speaking the same language and be more unified. For example, when you’re selecting materials out of a material library, you get consistency and efficiency. It allows us to free up the time that we used to spend making sure every data entry is accurate. Now we know the version in the libraries is the right one.”

Regarding the improvement in efficiency, Gaisser draws an analogy, gleaned from his previous experience with using Centric PLM. “Think of yourself as a carpenter and you’re used to using a hammer. And now someone hands you a nail gun— it’s a faster tool.”

Chris Groves, CEO of Centric Software says, “We are pleased that Gordini has selected Centric PLM to streamline their business processes and centralize data for one actionable source of the truth. We are thrilled to partner with them on the improvements they seek and we’ll be here to support them every step of the way on their journey.”

Learn more about Centric solutions.

Gordini (www.gordini.com)

Based in Vermont and independently owned, Gordini has focused on the same mission since its founding over 65 years ago: to keep hands warm and dry so you can stay outside longer. We believe that handwear, face protection, and goggles are not merely accessories—they are equipment and should be built with intentional materials and attention to detail, where we design, test, tweak, and solve for the most demanding of conditions that our hands brave season after season. Gordini honors our commitment to people and the planet by focusing on innovations that solve for the challenges faced by its users and the planet.

Centric Software® (www.centricsoftware.com)

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides an innovative and AI-enabled product concept-to-replenishment platform for retailers, brands and manufacturers of all sizes. As experts in fashion, luxury, footwear, outdoor, home and related goods like cosmetics & personal care as well as multi-category retail, Centric Software delivers best-of-breed solutions to plan, design, develop, source, buy, make, price, allocate, sell and replenish products.

  • Centric PLM™, the leading PLM solution for fashion, outdoor, footwear and private label, optimizes product execution from ideation to development, sourcing and manufacture, realizing up to 50% improvement in productivity and a 60% decrease in time to market.
  • Centric Planning™ is an innovative, cloud-native, AI solution delivering end-to-end planning capabilities to maximize retail and wholesale business performance, including SKU optimization, resulting in an up to 110% increase in margins.
  • Centric Pricing & Inventory™ leverages AI to drive margins and boost revenues by up to 18% via price and inventory optimization from pre-season to in-season to season completion.
  • Centric Market Intelligence™ is an AI-driven platform giving insights into consumer trends, competitor offers and pricing to boost competitively and get closer to the consumer, with an up to 12% increase in average initial price point.
  • Centric Visual Boards™ pivot actionable data in a visual-first orientation to ensure robust, consumer-right assortments and product offers, dramatically decreasing assortment development cycle time.

Centric Software’s market-driven, best-of-breed solutions have the highest user adoption rate, customer satisfaction rate and fastest time to value in the industry. Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, appearing regularly in world-leading analyst reports and research.

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