CAMPBELL, Calif., December 6, 2018 – SC Fashion, the high-end apparel manufacturing company based in China, has successfully implemented 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 1992, Jiaxing Senchuang Fashion Co., Ltd. (SC Fashion) is an international fashion company with world-class manufacturing technologies and quality management systems. With a presence in a dozen countries and regions, the company delivers Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) services to high-end retailers and women’s clothing brands in the West. Covering a factory area of 80,000 square meters, the company employs a workforce of more than 1,500 and generates over 800 million yuan in annual revenue from its knitted and woven products.
The OEM fashion industry in China faces many challenges including rising land and labor costs and an escalating trade conflict with the USA. On top of this, many customers are focusing on branding, expecting manufacturers to take on more responsibility for product design and development.
“Many brand customers are starting to downsize their product development teams,” explains Mr. David Wong, co-founder of SC Fashion. “This in turn requires us to have the ability to meet their demands for product development. I don’t believe a pure OEM company will survive in the future. Product-oriented thinking as well as design and development capabilities are critical for future success.”
Today, SC Fashion has transformed its ‘product-oriented’ capabilities. Using Centric PLM as a platform to communicate with brand partners and efficiently manage product development, SC Fashion has optimized its ability to deliver additional services to customers. The initial aims of the PLM project were to build a master product data platform, which could be a complicated process due to the absence of established standards and shorten the cycle for sample production by 25%. Since completing the implementation, both of these aims have been achieved at SC Fashion.
As Mr. Wong says, “More and more leading clothing manufacturers have implemented Centric PLM. Unlike other providers whose solutions are mostly based on an order-oriented way of thinking, Centric has a truly product-oriented way of thinking, which is crucial to optimizing our services. Moreover, the Centric team is professional, and we enjoy working with them.”
“We are very pleased that SC Fashion’s implementation of Centric 8 has been successful and is already delivering results,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “SC Fashion is a forward-looking manufacturing company that understands how the industry is evolving and is on the forefront of change. We are happy to partner with them throughout their digital transformation and future growth.”
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SC Fashion (www.scfashion.com)
Founded in 1992 and located in the Nanhu District of Jiaxing, one hour’s drive from Shanghai, Jiaxing Senchuang Fashion Co., Ltd. (SC Fashion) is an international fashion company with world-class manufacturing technologies and quality management systems. With a presence in a dozen countries and regions, the company delivers OEM and ODM services to high-end retailers and women’s clothing brands in the West. Covering a factory area of 80,000 square meters, the company employs a workforce of more than 1,500 and generates over 800 million yuan in annual revenue from its knitted and woven products.
The company had a diverse range of orders in its first few years, including underwear orders for Victoria’s Secret. In 2006, about ten years after its inception, the company decided to put its main focus on orders for mid- and high-end women’s clothing made of thin materials. SC Fashion’s great workmanship and order delivery capabilities soon made it a favorite manufacturer for many women’s clothing brands in the West.
Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) is a visual, fully digital collection of boards for touch-based devices like iPad, iPhone and large-scale, touch-screen televisions. Centric VIP transforms decision making and automates execution to truly collapse time to market and distance to trend. Centric’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality, and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.
Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award in Retail, Fashion, and Consumer Goods PLM in 2018 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2016 and 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015, and 2016.
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