Centric PLM Takes Mizuno USA From Pain to Peak Performance


75% increase in category managers’ capacity

10.2% more SKUs in single division

FASTER onboarding and data access


Line planning and product development were causing headaches at Mizuno USA. Product managers would work on their collections and then reveal them at the last moment, meaning there was little to no visibility of development. The company wanted to be able to know what was in the pipeline and set realistic launch timelines.

Realizing the company needed to invest in a PLM solution to improve visibility across the product development process and centralize product information, Mizuno USA selected Centric Software’s flagship Centric 8 PLM. During the demo process, Mizuno USA noted that Centric PLM is intuitive, user-friendly and ‘light years ahead’ of other solutions.

Since implementing Centric PLM, Mizuno USA has ditched painful product development, increased the capacity of category managers by up to 75%, and boosted SKU numbers in one division by an impressive 10.2% in just one year. Centric has been adopted enthusiastically by users and has become the standard platform for communication and product development across the organization.

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Company Bio

Mizuno USA is a subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, the sporting goods giant founded by two brothers in Osaka, Japan in 1906. Today, Mizuno is a global brand renowned for making quality sports apparel and equipment for golf, tennis, baseball, volleyball, football, running, rugby, skiing, cycling, judo, table tennis, badminton, boxing and athletics.





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