PLM for Footwear & Apparel

To succeed and grow in their increasingly complex and global environment, fundamental changes to the business processes and technologies that enable, manage and measure products from concept to retirement, across business lines and functions, will be required. Product lifecycle management (PLM) processes and technologies can provide great value to the development cycles at footwear and apparel companies. Leaders are beginning to realize that a robust, enterprise-wide PLM system, tightly integrated with their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, can help them stay ahead.

Footwear and apparel companies that invest in PLM can attain the following benefits:

  • Improved quality
  • Faster time-to-market by reducing cycle times
  • Effective cost management
  • Reduced risk
  • Enhanced sourcing processes
  • Increased sales and profitability

Kalypso offers a global and iterative approach to PLM that helps accelerate implementation cycles, highlight major change issues, and make the design "real" sooner. By implementing Kalypso's proprietary Product Data Record enabled by PLM and integrated with ERP, companies achieve state-of-the-art compliance, traceability, and consumer/brand protection. Kalypso's PLM implementation methodology also places a premium on people and organizational change activities to ensure the long term success of the initiative.

Kalypso's footwear and apparel team combines decades of industry experience with deep knowledge of PLM processes and technology. Our team can help innovation and product development leaders articulate the business value of PLM, build a justification for integrating PLM and ERP, and apply leading practices to solve their unique challenges.