Empowering Your Fashion and Apparel Business for the Future 10 Questions About What is Manufacturing PLM
The right PLM solution will drive digital transformation across your business to support leaner and more efficient processes. This aligns design and innovation, sourcing and financial teams on a single platform, enabling your business to operate efficiently, effectively and profitably.
Digital technologies and virtual collaboration tools will also support new business and supply chain models, rapidly changing products as well as shorter product lifecycles. 10 Questions About What is Manufacturing PLM
Rifath Noweid, Sales Director in Centric Software has answered 10 commonly asked questions about how your business can sharpen its competitive advantage with Manufacturing PLM.
Who is Mr Rifath Noweid?
Rifath Noweid, Sales Director in Centric Software and a keen business management professional, startup enthusiast, with vast business analytics experience in UK, Malaysia, Bangladesh driving Centric Software in Bangladesh. He comes to Centric Software with tons of experience under his belt with more than 9 years experiences in garment technology industry, with BA Hons (UK), PGD, MBA (UK) and implemented production systems over 30 manufacturers in Sir Lanka, India & Bangladesh. Leading change management in Large Business Groups. Current leading tech evangelism, empowering manufacturers in SL, India & BD, towards sustainable growth. His local industry knowledge and experience gives him the advantage and makes him the best fit. He with Centric Software has massive plans to help and grow the companies in Bangladesh.
- What results are customers of Centric Software® getting with Centric PLM™?
Manufacturers who choose Centric Manufacturing PLM enjoy more streamlined product development, fewer errors and faster production times.
Centric Manufacturing PLM provides design, marketing and sourcing teams who are involved in a product’s lifecycle with access to a single source of truth about the product. This means better communication with customers, reduced errors and faster production timelines, while creating a centralized hub for collaboration and idea sharing. 10 Questions About What is Manufacturing PLM
Centric Manufacturing PLM thus drives long-term strategic advantages such as faster time to market and greater business agility. Manufacturers who choose Centric Manufacturing PLM are now better positioned to react swiftly and nimbly to market shifts while managing every aspect of a product’s R&D, costing and sampling processes at their fingertips.
- Is PLM hard to implement?
Centric Manufacturing PLM is easy to implement, with zero coding, full support from the Centric team, comprehensive training and Agile DeploymentTM methodology that implements in stages.
Centric Manufacturing PLM is a completely configurable, out-of-the-box PLM system that is easily deployed in weeks. It features a flexible architecture that enables changes to be configured almost instantaneously, without the need for the re-writing of codes or re-programming. In line with Centric’s Agile DevelopmentTM methodology, our expert implementation teams will support your smooth transition in stages, while leaving room for end-to-end testing, patching and upgrades.
At Centric, we put your team at the center of an agile process to ensure an easy to use and intuitive end-user experience and a rapid return on your investment.
- Does PLM manage purchasing?
Absolutely. Centric’s Product Sourcing module makes it possible to manage compliance documents, materials data, supply chain details, supplier performance, sample tracking and audits. PLM.
Centric Manufacturing PLM is a suite of eight interconnected modules that span the entire product process, from merchandise planning to materials management as well as quality management. 10 Questions About What is Manufacturing PLM
One of its modules, the Product Sourcing module, enables manufacturers to gain supply chain visibility and control. With Product Sourcing, you can split orders over multiple suppliers to minimize risk, or consolidate across all product lines for best pricing. Managing supplier performance, quality and compliance tracking and audits will also become a breeze.
With Centric Product Sourcing, you can enable supplier collaboration and management at the earliest phase of the development cycle while developing quality products quickly and accurately, at the best possible costs.
- Does PLM manage materials? 10 Questions About What is Manufacturing PLM
Absolutely. Centric’s Materials Management module provides greater control and visibility over a business’ materials with an accurate, central, easy-to-access repository for all materials details.
With Centric’s Materials Management module, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Original Design Manufacturers (ODM) as well as brands with in-house manufacturing can access an easily-managed materials library to gain greater control and visibility over their materials. Material managers, sourcing teams, designers, planners and quality assurance teams can work from a single set of data, which increases productivity and accuracy.
Centric’s Material Management central repository supports the aggregation of materials by item, style, line or season so you can easily see what you need. This empowers sourcing teams to negotiate for the best prices and terms while reducing the risk of late deliveries by monitoring material processes as tracked activities on calendars.
- Does PLM help ensure quality products? 10 Questions About What is Manufacturing PLM
Yes. Centric’s Quality Management module streamlines the quality control process, improves cost-effectiveness and ensures that a safety or quality recall doesn’t ruin your business’ reputation.
Centric’s Quality Management module streamlines the processes that protect your brand identity and assure safety, even as your brand or operation expands globally. It allows you to assign quality, performance and safety goals and manage quality tests by recording a simple pass/fail or providing a deep dive into specific recorded test results.
Compare and contrast test runs and stay ahead of potential quality issues with powerful reporting capabilities and analytics that leverage product information. Besides streamlining quality control processes, your entire enterprise can work more efficiently to ensure brand and quality standards and improve cost-effectiveness.
- Does PLM help manage BOMs? 10 Questions About What is Manufacturing PLM
Certainly. You can manage and build a Bill of Materials (BOMs) from within Centric Manufacturing PLM, which seamlessly connects to Adobe® Illustrator to make BOM building easier and more efficient.
Centric Manufacturing PLM empowers teams to share and access the most up-to-date product information through digital BOM management.
Product designers and developers can access a common set of textiles, fabrics and colors and build BOMs directly on Adobe® Illustrator without leaving the Centric Manufacturing PLM environment. This enables them to view and share sketches and product-related information such as creative, technical and production details for better collaboration with brand managers and merchandisers.
- How does PLM support sustainable manufacturing?
Centric Manufacturing PLM can help directly track the compliance, sustainability and social impact of the manufacturing of each product, starting with its raw materials and all the way through to retail. This enables OEM/ODM manufacturers to support their brand and retail partners’ corporate sustainability goals.
Centric Manufacturing PLM centralizes all product-related data in a single digital location, making it easier for teams to understand and utilize their resources and boosting visibility and traceability throughout the supply chain.
This directly helps manufacturers manage vendor communication, proposals and quotes, monitor compliance to meet sustainability practices and international standards and set acceptable product quality limits to evaluate supplier performance. 10 Questions About What is Manufacturing PLM
Besides eliminating the use of paper documents and foam core boards during the creative and buying processes through virtual collaboration on its digital cloud-based platform, Centric Manufacturing PLM reduces the number of rounds of sampling using 3D technology. This cuts costs, saves time and enables manufacturers to work more efficiently with the highest social, ethical and technical standards in the industry.
- Does PLM manage changing tariffs?
Absolutely. Centric Manufacturing PLM helps manufacturers handle economic pressures with more flexible sourcing, greater visibility into the impact of tariffs in ‘what-if’ scenarios and tighter control of logistics.
Centric Manufacturing PLM creates a single source of up-to-date product information that can be used to onboard new suppliers quickly. This helps manufacturers diversify their supply chains to increase the flexibility as to when to order and from whom.
Centric Manufacturing PLM also provides greater visibility over a manufacturer’s core lines, making it easier to move to demand-led product design without the risk of over-buying or over-producing, which will add to logistical costs. This helps manufacturers anticipate issues down the line, boost business agility and react quickly to market shifts and new trade measures.
- How do I make a business case for PLM? 10 Questions About What is Manufacturing PLM
If your legacy systems are failing to deliver returns on investments or slowing your team down, it may be time to consider a modern and mobile enterprise PLM solution.
If you need to persuade decision-makers that PLM is right for your manufacturing business, it is crucial to define existing workflow challenges, identify alternative solutions, and highlight the benefits of a PLM implementation.
Invite teams in each department to compile a list of difficulties that they face, which could include excess paperwork, inaccurate or outdated information or lack of data to make informed decisions.
Evaluate various solutions to these challenges and understand which is the best fit for your company before calculating a projected return on investment to determine the true value of PLM.
- Does Centric Manufacturing PLM integrate with 3D CAD solutions?
Absolutely. Centric 3D Connect enables designers to work in their native 3D environment while staying connected to Centric Manufacturing PLM.
Product designers and developers can work on any leading 3D apparel design and development CAD solutions such as Browzwear, Optitex and Clo and have their product design and development information flow seamlessly to Centric Manufacturing PLM.
This revolutionizes 3D product design and development as designs can be visualized sooner and virtual samples can be created and commented on without the need to produce and ship physical prototypes, thus saving time and costs.
Centric Manufacturing PLM thus rapidly accelerates time to market with a seamless 3D workflow, speeding up both sample prototyping and digital fit reviews.
Over 375 manufacturers, retailers and brands around the world trust Centric Software to assist them in their digital transformation.
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