CANADA: PLM to help Please Mum speed product development

11 December 2006 | News | Source: just-style.com

Canadian children’s wear retailer, Please Mum, is to use Lectra’s product lifecycle
management (PLM) offering to help speed up the development of its collections.

Vancouver-based Please Mum operates 86 retail outlets that provide fashionable children’s wear and accessories.

“We see a great opportunity to shorten our product development cycle and at the same time give ourselves the possibility to push more designs through the pre-production process so that we will have more choices for the final assortment,” said Anthony Findlay, vice president for procurement at Please Mum.

Lectra’s Fashion PLM offering will enable Please Mum to organise, manage and share all data related to the development of a product or collection – including themes, models, materials, colours, technical specifications, patterns, bills of materials, suppliers and costs.

The Workflow Management application will allow Please Mum to organise and control activities related to its collection projects, synchronise the work of all participants involved in product development and identify bottlenecks and potential delays in real time.