Software provider CGS has launched a digital-first supply chain platform for consumer goods companies, which it says will help companies to accelerate digital transformation.

BlueCherry Next is a no-code platform for digital-native retailers and brands. It provides access to 3D rendering of designs and materials to reduce speed to market, allowing companies to replace physical prototypes with 3D samples.

In addition, it is said to be the only platform that seamlessly incorporates 3D renderings from product design to B2B and B2C channels.

CGS sped up the development of the BlueCherry Next Platform in recognition of the pressure on retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers to reach the end consumer faster following the Covid-19 pademic. The firm cites a McKinsey report, which found that 93% of supply chain executives plan to take steps to make their supply chains more resilient by improving agility, transparency and nearshoring operations.

"As today's consumer goods companies continue to be tested by the pandemic and the economic fallout, it has become abundantly clear that companies need to minimise disruptions and are seeking technology to seamlessly move products from concept to digital storefronts," says Paul Magel, president, business applications division, CGS. "While the volatility and complexity of the supply chain extends beyond the current situation, our BlueCherry solutions help companies be more productive, efficient and, most importantly, scale for tomorrow's challenges."

Additional benefits include:

  • Technology-agnostic: Work anywhere, on any device, without the need to download software or apps
  • Agile: Offers deployment options via. cloud, SaaS, hybrid or on-premises
  • Connected supply chain: Delivers such platform partners as BigCommerce, Browzwear, 3D Look, Threekit, mymushin and Vizoo, among others

"Our BlueCherry Next PLM solution is enabling a true concept-to-consumer lifecycle, helping brands to be successful even during times of crisis and heightened activity," adds Charles Benoualid, vice president, research and development, CGS.