Design and product development
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
for apparel manufacturers
The critical importance of design and product development
Unprecedented volatility, more styles and options with smaller order quantities and a move to on-demand production, are driving greater complexity and margin pressure in the fashion supply chain. As brands and manufacturers respond to these challenges, an increasing involvement in design and development, offers the opportunity for added value services and margin protection, as well as ensuring the necessary pre-production activities are completed for an on-time start to production. Fast, efficient and sustainable design development, with seamless buyer and supply chain collaboration, is critical to increasing speed to market, reducing costs and improving margins.
Sustainable design and development processes
The largely manual and disconnected systems used to manage the complex processes associated with the design and development of new styles are unsustainable. Manufacturers need to optimise and automate key processes from design, material and product development (including tech packs) to sampling, approval, costing and PO tracking. Providing a single source of the truth across the business and with supply chain partners (buyers and suppliers) is critical to increasing the speed and efficiency with which manufacturers can develop and produce new products.
Typical business benefits
Automating and optimising the end to end design and development process drives significant, measurable and sustainable improvements in operational and financial performance. Typical business benefits include:
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Increase speed to market
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Reduction in costs
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Improvement in productivity
Product Lifecycle Management solution
Fast, efficient, sustainable product development
VisionPLM is a flexible, intuitive solution that streamlines and integrates the key pre-production processes required for a product to be fully approved and production ready. Supporting both ODM and OEM manufacturers, and configured to reflect industry best practice, VisionPLM provides ‘one version of the truth’ improving visibility, coordination, and control across the business and with supply chain partners (suppliers and buyers).
VisionPLM is fast to implement, intuitive to use and proven to deliver significant and measurable improvements in speed to market, cost and productivity.
A modular solution, suitable for businesses of all sizes and configured to reflect industry best practices is fast to implement, intuitive to use and proven to deliver significant and measurable improvements in speed to market, cost and productivity.
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What our customers say
Delivering real results
Denimville selects VisionPLM to streamline product development
Guatemala’s leading fashion denim producer is set to improve the efficiency and speed of key product development processes including sampling, costings, and bill of materials.
Grupo Textil Providencia implements VisionPLM and FastReactPlan
Grupo Textil Providencia implements VisionPLM and FastReactPlan to increase the speed and efficiency of their end-to-end processes and to support their continued growth.