Mud Pie faced challenges associated with the growth of the business and reached a point where it became obvious that the company needed a PLM solution to support its design, product development and production processes. Tired of working in an outdated database system and searching through emails, Mud Pie wanted to find a more efficient and effective way to manage SKUs across its three divisions.
Mud Pie used an external software ‘matchmaking’ service to compare different PLM vendors and systems, using a ratings system based on ease of use, functionality, calendar tracking abilities and inventory handling. After a series of interviews, demos, reference checks and RFPs, Mud Pie finally selected Centric PLM.
Mud Pie went live on Centric PLM across all departments and their overseas suppliers on time while growing all three lines, and still hit all deadlines for the season with no major issues. Today, Mud Pie can manage the whole lifecycle of a product in a single place and act instantly on decisions. Time savings are a major benefit, and Mud Pie finds Centric’s mobile apps invaluable on overseas research trips.Read the full story
Mud Pie was founded in 1988 by current CEO Marcia Miller, originally producing a small collection of ceramic gifts. Based in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Mud Pie has grown to include thousands of “delightful gifts to inspire all of life’s sparkling moments”. Mud Pie’s custom-crafted gifts and clothing for style-conscious consumers are now available in over 16,000 retail outlets around the world as well as directly to consumers online.