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October 27th, 2023

Sea to Summit Aspires to a Sustainable Future with Centric PLM

Outdoor gear brand adopts PLM to streamline product development, drive innovation and reduce carbon footprint

CAMPBELL, Calif., October 31, 2023Centric Software®, the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market leader, is pleased to announce that Sea to Summit, a global adventure equipment brand has chosen Centric PLM™ to drive efficiency, growth and sustainability. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source, price and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, consumer electronics, cosmetics, food & beverage, and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Established in 1991, Sea to Summit is a global leader in adventure equipment, including sleeping bags, dry bags, sleeping mats, tents, camp kitchen and outdoor accessories. The Australian brand distributes products in over 73 countries, with offices in Australia, the USA, Germany, and China. The brand’s impressive suite of market-leading outdoor, travel and water sports products align with its philosophy to be “your relentless ally in every adventure.”

Celebrating over three decades of pioneering outdoor equipment, the company identified the need for modern and comprehensive PLM software to drive growth by streamlining processes and enhancing product design and quality.

“As we enter our next phase of growth, the adoption of PLM aligns perfectly with our vision of bringing groundbreaking products to market and our strategy of making technology choices that enable and empower our teams to reinforce our position as a global leader in omni-terrain outdoor gear,” says James Twomey, Chief Technology Officer at Sea to Summit.

After an exhaustive evaluation process, Sea to Summit decided to partner with Centric due to its reputation for enabling product innovation and a flexible platform for seamless global collaboration. “Centric’s capability to manage various categories from soft and hard goods to cosmetics across multi-brand and regional environments, along with its ability to cater to a diverse range of performance and regulatory requirements, impressed the Sea to Summit team,” explains Phillip Bailey, Director of Sourcing and Supply Chain at Sea to Summit.

As part of Sea to Summit’s commitment to sustainability, Centric’s collaboration with Worldy (formerly Higg) aligns seamlessly with their goals. The integration will provide greater transparency to Sea to Summit’s greenhouse gas emissions reporting, contributing to more measurable Science Based Targets (SBTs). “Centric’s integration with Worldly will enable us to deliver year-on-year carbon footprint reduction aspirations where generations to come can enjoy Sea to Summit products in environments as good or if not better than today,” Phillip Bailey shares.

Sea to Summit envisions Centric PLM as the backbone of its processes, data and technology. James Twomey expresses the vision, “With Centric as our partner, we look forward to revolutionizing our approach to innovation, collaboration and product delivery.”

“We are proud that Sea to Summit has chosen Centric PLM to enable future growth,” states Fabrice Canonge, President of Centric Software. “This partnership is a testament to our shared commitment to innovation, quality and sustainability.

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Sea to Summit (https://seatosummit.com/)

Sea to Summit is an award-winning manufacturer of ingeniously designed omni-terrain outdoor gear. Their product line ranges from ultralight cookware to the most versatile tent on the market. Their innovation team is constantly searching for the perfect balance of weight, durability, and packability. This Australian brand is no stranger to some of the most remote places on the planet, and its products are field-tested in the world’s most demanding environments. Sea to Summit was established in 1991 and is currently distributed in over 73 countries, with offices in Australia, USA, Germany, and China.

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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