Jones Apparel and UGS have implemented an enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) application to manage all data and processes from design concept development into production.

Three Jones apparel divisions are using PLM, with a fourth just beginning its implementation. The company anticipates that all Jones apparel divisions will be using the PLM capability in the next six months, enabling the company to bring products to market more efficiently.
 
Jones president and CEO Peter Boneparth said: "We believe that PLM will help us transform the way we [Jones] do business, to compete more effectively as a company and to continue to deliver superior product to our customers."
 
Jones' PLM application is based on UGS's Teamcenter suite of applications, providing access to a single source of data, support corporate libraries, and route and status workflow information on a collaborative basis across the extended enterprise.