Liz Claiborne Inc. Selects PTC® Retail, Footwear And Apparel Solution As Company-Wide PLM Standard

11 October 2005 | News | Source: PTC

NEEDHAM, MA. – October 11, 2005 - PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company™, today announced that Liz Claiborne Inc., a leading designer and marketer of an extensive range of fashion apparel and accessories for women, men, teens, children and infants, has standardized on PTC Retail, Footwear and Apparel Solution for enterprise product lifecycle management. The solution leverages the power and scalability of Windchill®, PTC’s web-based product data management and collaboration solution, to enhance the product development process in the retail, footwear and apparel industry.

The retail, footwear and apparel product development process is complex and companies are challenged to reduce time-to-market and product costs while improving product quality and information exchange. Liz Claiborne required a solution that would optimize its product development processes to support its transformation to a highly integrated supply chain development model. PTC Retail, Footwear and Apparel Solution will help Liz Claiborne to enhance global product development by improving value chain collaboration throughout the product lifecycle. One of the most significant challenges in the global product development process is managing and controlling access to product data and imagery. This is especially important when a company collaborates on designs internally, as well as with suppliers from around the world.

“The business landscape in which we operate is changing dramatically, and we are adopting aggressive strategies and global infrastructure investments to drive future growth. Implementation of PLM based technologies will enable a more agile, collaborative and integrated product design and development process across the entire value chain. Supply chain optimization is integral to developing and delivering compelling, trend-right products in an increasingly competitive business environment,” said John Sullivan, senior vice president of Systems, Sourcing and Service, Liz Claiborne Inc. “In alignment with Liz Claiborne’s business transformation and vision, PTC was chosen as our single source provider of PLM solutions based on their best-in-class technology, company scale, stability and proven success in the Retail, Footwear and Apparel markets.”

“Traditional PDM offerings have not adequately addressed the collaborative nature of the retail, footwear and apparel industry,” said Matthew Austin, marketing program director, consumer products, PTC. “The PTC Retail, Footwear and Apparel solution addresses the unique requirements of the industry to manage product development across a complex global value chain and is fast emerging as an authentic source of competitive advantage.”

About Liz Claiborne Inc.
Liz Claiborne Inc. designs and markets an extensive range of fashion apparel and accessories for women, men, teens, children and infants. The Company also markets fragrances for women and men. The 41 brands in the Liz Claiborne Inc. portfolio are available at more than 30,000 points of sale worldwide. For more information visit www.lizclaiborneinc.com.

About PTC Solutions for Retail, Footwear and Apparel
PTC solutions for retail, footwear and apparel are designed to meet the product lifecycle management requirements of retailers, branded manufacturers and their suppliers. These web-based solutions are comprised of FlexPLM™ and provide configurable functionality and information visibility across the enterprise and its supply chain. PTC is a leading provider to top retail, footwear and apparel brands worldwide.

 

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