Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Transformation in Retail

Transform End-to-End Product Development with PLM and Related Technology

We work with retail organizations to transform end-to-end product development and deliver real business value in the areas of PLM, design and authoring, product portfolio management (PPM), modeling and simulation, and innovation management.

Core Services

  • Strategic Value & Capability Assessment
  • Strategy & Roadmap Development
  • Process Design & Reengineering
  • Installations, Upgrades, Extensions, Integrations & Hosting
  • System Architecture, Design, Development & Configuration
  • Data Migration, Testing, Validation & Deployment
  • Organizational Leadership & Change Management
  • Outsourced Managed Services & Application Support

Our core PLM transformation services for retail enable organizations to: 

  • Evaluate ability of current technology to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the business
  • Benchmark PLM and related capabilities relative to industry-leading practices
  • Understand the dynamic and rapidly changing marketplace for PLM and related technology
  • Define needs/requirements for transforming PLM capabilities – process, technology and people
  • Develop compelling, fact-based business case for transforming PLM capabilities and a multi-year roadmap
  • Develop expertise and capability to execute multi-year roadmap

Article Top Six Things Every Retail Executive Needs to Know About PLM Transformation

By paying attention to all six of these considerations, retailers are much more likely to maximize the value of their PLM transformation investments. 
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White Paper Q&A: The Art and Science of Selecting the Right PLM for Your Organization – Part 1

In today’s slow-growth consumer spending environment, companies must take market share in order to grow. Winning organizations differentiate by bringing stronger brands and better merchandise to market faster and cheaper with help from a Product…
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White Paper Q&A: The Art and Science of Selecting the Right PLM for Your Organization – Part 2

When taking the time to consider which PLM solution is right for your organization, retailers must consider the impact of implementation. Just as solutions vary by industry (see Part 1 of this series), your implementation plan must also be…
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Article Top Six Things about Retail PLM Transformation Part 3: PLM Vendors are Very Different

Leading vendors of PLM solutions for RFA have evolved from very different places. To find the best vendor, executives should understand vendor history, capital structures and industry expertise.
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Article Top Six Things about Retail PLM Transformation Part 4: PLM Business Cases are Multi-Dimensional

It's difficult to develop a strong quantitative and qualitative case for PLM. Here are our tips to help project sponsors build a persuasive, multi-dimensional justification for investment.
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Article Top Six Things about Retail PLM Transformation Part 5: PLM is Not ERP

The differences between ERP and PLM are substantial. Understand the differences to maximize your investment.
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Article Top Six Things about Retail PLM Transformation Part 6: PLM is More Than an Implementation

PLM is not your typical IT system implementation; it is a strategic transformation initiative that affects people, processes, data and technology. Companies that only focus on the technology miss out on the true benefits of PLM. 
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Article Business Process Transformation and PLM, Part 1: Three Signs of Misalignment

When implementing PLM, retailers and brands should first develop a transformation strategy that addresses people, processes, and tools, then optimize the business processes for product development
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Steve Riordan

Steve Riordan

George Young

George Young

Mick Broekhof

Mick Broekhof