The fourth largest Japanese retailer chooses Centric PLM to boost its private label growth strategy
CAMPBELL, Calif., February 28, 2023 – Centric Software®, the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market leader, proudly announces its partnership with Pan Pacific International Holdings, Inc. (PPIH), a leading player in the Japanese retail industry. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell consumer goods such as fashion, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics, cosmetics & personal care and food & beverage to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
As the fourth largest retailer in Japan, PPIH proudly operates a successful portfolio of retail chains, including the popular discount store Don Quijote and supermarket Apita Piago. With a total of 610 stores in Japan and 105 stores overseas in the United States and other Asian regions, PPIH is expanding its reach and solidifying its position as a leader in the retail industry.
PPIH has been developing and implementing systems to streamline its domestic retail business and stay ahead of market challenges. The company’s key growth strategy centers around its successful private label business at Don Quijote, which offers a diverse range of products including apparel, furniture, cosmetics, food, and home electronics. Recognizing the limitations of Excel-based product management, PPIH selected Centric PLM® to achieve centralized product plan management and improved planning and sourcing operations.
Mr. Takeshi Moritani, Senior Executive Officer and Head of Private Label Business at PPIH states, “As a business that provides private label products in various categories, PLM becomes the foundation of our company that will consolidate all product-related information, including product plan, product specification, sourcing, and supplier management. When we searched for the best PLM system for Don Quijote’s private label business, Centric was the only one that immediately provided a clear answer to our challenges.”
With Centric PLM, PPIH plans to build a platform that consolidates product plans, product specifications, supplier quotes, materials, documents, planning and production progress, and suppliers. Mr. Moritani added, “We are very pleased to have Centric on board with our project. In addition to the rich out-of-the-box functionalities of the solution that allow us to use the solution right away without having to code, Centric has a wealth of knowledge in the retail industry. We look forward to further leveraging their solutions in the future.”
“We are proud that PPIH, the fourth largest and fastest-growing retailer in Japan, has chosen Centric Software as its partner in their pursuit of operational efficiency and digital transformation,” said Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “We will continue to support PPIH Group to further grow its retail business and improve its competitiveness.”
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Pan Pacific International Holdings Corporation (https://ppih.co.jp/en/)
PPIH Group mainly operates general discount stores and other retail businesses. It is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime. Consolidated subsidiaries include Don Quijote Co., UNY Co., Ltd, Nagasakiya Co., Ltd.
Centric Software® (http://www.centricsoftware.com/)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a product concept to launch platform for consumer goods such as fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics, cosmetics & personal care and food & beverage. Centric Software’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric PLM, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and product portfolio optimization innovations specifically for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Visual Boards™ offer highly visual, touch-screen experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric Planning™ is an innovative, cloud-native, augmented-intelligence solution delivering end-to-end retail planning to maximize retail and wholesale business performance. Centric Market Intelligence™, powered by StyleSage™, is an AI-driven market insight platform for data-informed decision-making on pricing and product assortments to maximize revenue and margins. Among many other market-driven innovations, Centric Software is widely known for its connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems, including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com and more, in addition to creative tools such as Adobe® Illustrator, a host of 3D CAD connectors and sustainability tools, such as HIGG. Centric Software has the highest user adoption rate, customer satisfaction rate and fastest time to value in the industry.
Centric Software is a subsidiary of 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 several times. Centric Software also received five excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan over the past decade.
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