German trouser specialist MAC Mode has invested in a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help make its development processes faster and more secure in the face of increasing business complexity.

Founded in 1973 Wald/Rossbach near Regensburg, MAC today sells more than 6m pairs of trousers every year. It employs about 330 staff members at its headquarters in the Upper Palatinate, and has more than 3,400 employees in its affiliated production centres.

The company has selected Centric Software's Centric Fashion PLM and expects to build a digital foundation that will drive improvements across every part of the organisation.

"Our goal is to migrate from Excel-driven product development to a database-oriented approach with a single source of truth at our fingertips," says Eveline Schoenleber, managing director at MAC. "We want to establish a product development workflow for the complete process, including the planning, execution and quality management of our trousers collections.

Schoenleber adds the company expects to increase the transparency and flexibility of its product development process and the new software will also help ensure the highest quality standard of MAC products.

"Centric Fashion PLM will also be the foundation for future digitalisation projects," she adds.