Big Lots

Multicategory Retailer Big Lots Streamlines Supplier Collaboration with Centric PLM™


>14,000 SKUs efficiently managed

Enhanced supplier collaboration

Improved speed and accuracy


With 14,000 SKUs to handle, leading North American multicategory retailer Big Lots faced challenges in global sourcing and time-consuming manual processes. To stay competitive, they also wanted to streamline private label sourcing and development for both food and non-food items.

Big Lots needed to optimize key processes throughout the product lifecycle and drive efficiencies with a ‘single source of the truth.’ They selected Centric PLM™ due to Centric’s retail industry expertise, configurability, user-friendly interface and Agile DeploymentSM methodology.

Big Lots now uses Centric PLM to manage 206 classes of products in 31 departments across all divisions. With real-time data and a ‘single source of truth’, errors have been reduced, collaboration has been enhanced, time to market has collapsed and Big Lots continues to deliver on their mission to help people Live BIG and Save Lots.

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Company Bio

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a neighborhood discount retailer, operating more than 1,400 stores in 47 states, as well as a best-in-class ecommerce platform. They carry an assortment of products in categories such as Food, Consumables, Furniture & Home Décor, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics, and Accessories.

A Fortune 500 company and ranked #1 on Total Retail’s 2020 Top 100 Omnichannel Retailers list, Big Lots’ mission is to help people Live BIG and Save Lots.


Multicategory Retailer



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