Why PLM?

For todays Lifestyle labels, business processes and global environments are becoming more challenging than ever. The number of disciplines, internal and external working together on product development has been significantly increased. On top of that the time to market is becoming increasingly important, in-time product launch can be strategically crucial for Lifestyle companies.
 
At the same time many companies still face issues of different department using different methods and systems, having difficulties to access the right version of information. Or having difficulties finding an efficient process to cooperate, frequently resulting in incomprehensible decision making by separate emails and documents in fragmented data systems.
 

 

Why PLM?

 
For todays Lifestyle labels, business processes and global environments are becoming more challenging than ever. The number of disciplines, internal and external working together on product development has been significantly increased. On top of that the time to market is becoming increasingly important, in-time product launch can be strategically crucial for Lifestyle companies.
 
At the same time many companies still face issues of different department using different methods and systems, having difficulties to access the right version of information. Or having difficulties finding an efficient process to cooperate, frequently resulting in incomprehensible decision making by separate emails and documents in fragmented data systems.

Reason PLM deployment llustrated by OAK + Fort and RYU (Respect Your Universe).

Company wide solution
An unique aspect of PLM is that it is a company wide solution. Usage can even go beyond the company by providing suppliers access to parts of the system. It becomes very easy to manage compliance to increasingly complicated regulations and standards, because data and processes are stored on a central place and are accessible for all stakeholders.
 
 
Key benefits
Although implementations differ between corporations, the benefits are usually comparable. The main advantage is the insightful structured system of parts, versions and change processes, which are world wide accessible on a secure platform. This decreases searching time in all departments and leads to better quality and a reduction of costly errors. On top of that suppliers are more integrated in the process and deal with the same data, they can even play a role in evaluating changes and propose improvements.

Learn more about WFX key differentiators
 

 

Company wide solution
An unique aspect of PLM is that it is a company wide solution. Usage can even go beyond the company by providing suppliers access to parts of the system. It becomes very easy to manage compliance to increasingly complicated regulations and standards, because data and processes are stored on a central place and are accessible for all stakeholders.
 
 
Key benefits
Although implementations differ between corporations, the benefits are usually comparable. The main advantage is the insightful structured system of parts, versions and change processes, which are world wide accessible on a secure platform. This decreases searching time in all departments and leads to better quality and a reduction of costly errors. On top of that suppliers are more integrated in the process and deal with the same data, they can even play a role in evaluating changes and propose improvements.

Learn more about Arena key differentiators
 

 

Features

Collections, product specs, colors and sizes and measurement charts are stored in a central platform. Sharing the correct Tech-packs to suppliers is as easy as pushing a button.
 

Schedule activities in the platform and track activities of team members and suppliers. This results in a comprehensive overview about the progression of the development process. 
 

PLM software is the best tool to keep track of all versions and changes and ensures the use of the same version of this version throughout the entire company and supply chain. 
 

Tech-Packs Time and action calendars Change Management
Never lose files that have relation to a product. Simply attach files to the product and it will be accessible for everyone. 
 
Origin and materials are becoming increasingly important in todays society. WFX provides approval mechanisms to ensure and archive these specs in the platform.
One of the differentiators of WFX is that it includes the option to add Purchase Orders and Shipments, with workflows to manage them. These Purchase Orders can in a later stadium be imported in an ERP system. 
 
File Management
Compliance Purchase orders and Shipments
   
Keep track of samples, design artwork and quality checks in a structured and insightful workflow, with dashboard. 
 
Combine quality data with your product lifecycle information in order to notice issues earlier and act on them in a more strutured way. 
 

 

Workflows Quotations (RFQs)

 

 

Test drive

 
Would you like to learn more about WFX PLM? Request a demo, or visit our unique test location with a beautiful view on Europe’s main harbour, or contact us for more information.

Test drive

 
Would you like to learn more about Arena PLM? Request a demo, or visit our unique test location with a beautiful view on Europe’s main harbour, or contact us for more information.

 

Online Demo