Today, outdoor companies face a number of product development challenges, from managing large amounts of product information and tracking product development activities to thoroughly field testing prototypes and samples.
Outdoor brands have to efficiently maneuver through stringent compliance requirements and changing global regulations while adapting product development to the increasingly fast-paced retail market with effective merchandise planning that reduces wastage of time, money, finished products and raw materials.
The success of outdoor brands depends on product differentiation and effective communication about unique product features to drive brand value and keep brands relevant to combat consumer drift to competitors. Compliance and sustainability are important to discerning consumers who have an interest in and love for the natural world and want long-lasting, ethically sound, reliable and innovative gear for outdoor sports and adventures.
If you’re facing one or many of these challenges, it’s time to get a leg up on the competition with PLM!
Centric Outdoor PLM is the leading solution for outdoor apparel, footwear and gear companies, driving efficiency throughout the product development, sourcing and retail chains. It ushers products from inspiration to the store shelf, allowing outdoor brands and retailers to easily monitor product performance and customer experience to measure against company standards.
Centric Outdoor PLM enables outdoor brands of all sizes to boost product innovation and differentiation in order to compete more effectively while maintaining high standards of compliance, sustainability and reliability to bolster brand reputation and customer loyalty. For emerging brands, Centric levels the competitive playing field by giving them access to the same cloud-based technology and industry best practices as more established companies.
Product innovation is critical to stay ahead in a fast-changing market and keep your outdoor brand relevant. Check out how Centric Outdoor PLM drives innovation, creativity and quality.
Hear from major outdoor brands who already use Centric Outdoor PLM’s innovative solutions to develop awesome outdoor products and gear.
Centric Outdoor PLM improves collaboration, reduces errors and costs and speeds time to market, resulting in streamlined operations and better collaboration to drive business growth. Leading outdoor brands use PLM to gain a competitive edge and be the best version of their brand. PLM frees up time, money and resources to invest in R&D and creative innovation and helps brands gain tight control of sourcing, quality, merchandise planning and materials management to produce top-of-the-range outdoor clothing and gear.
American sporting goods company increases capacity of category managers by 75% and ditches painful product development with Centric Outdoor PLM.
Outdoor apparel company is able to harmonize data and processes across two brands, handle greater workloads and hit more deadlines using Centric Outdoor PLM.
Surf and skate apparel brand enters styles 7X faster and achieves greater visibility across product lifecycles following Centric Outdoor PLM implementation.
Powersports riding gear brand uses Centric Outdoor PLM to reduce sample lead time by 25%, track product development and give teams a better work-life balance.
Outdoor lifestyle brand streamlines complex global supply chain and cuts reporting time by 25%. Find out how Centric Outdoor PLM drives KEEN’s success!
Outdoor hydration pack specialists can tackle seasonal planning in minutes, automate costing and dramatically improve collaboration after swift and successful Centric Outdoor PLM implementation.
Leading Norwegian tent and sleeping bag manufacturer makes work easier with one source of truth, better visibility and time saved on administration, thanks to Centric Outdoor PLM.
Californian lifestyle apparel brand create 174% more styles and saves 10-15% more time after implementing Centric SMB, the Centric Outdoor PLM solution for emerging brands.
Unique sustainable apparel brand uses Centric Outdoor PLM to increase categories by 33%, get better products to market faster and track sustainability initiatives. Watch tentree plant seeds for the future!
All outdoor companies today need PLM to improve collaboration, reduce errors and costs, increase supply chain visibility and streamline operations to tame product development complexity.
Centric Outdoor PLM empowers outdoor businesses to boost decision-making analytics, scalability and performance with a transformed user experience. Centric Outdoor PLM optimizes and streamlines all things product: design, development, sample management, materials, sourcing, production and retail. Move from spreadsheet madness to increased visibility that delivers real-time results with Centric Outdoor PLM.
Learn more about the benefits our customers experience with Centric Outdoor PLM:
business growth, maintain quality and accuracy and meet regulatory and compliance requirements. Hear Camelbak’s Centric Outdoor PLM story.
product data and speed time to market, like Coalision, the Canadian company behind activewear brand Lolë and outdoor clothing brand Paradox.
the latest available product data across all departments in real-time and slash reporting time by 50% in one department like KEEN.
the testing development process. Find out how On Running did it with Centric Outdoor PLM!
continuously by adding new licensees, product categories and lines with Centric Outdoor PLM, just like SPG Outdoor.
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