Chinese children's wear producer and distributor Les Enphants has implemented Lectra Fashion PLM.

The recent evolution in Chinese consumer habits has resulted in considerable market growth for Les Enphants. The increased demand put pressure on the company's product development process, especially in design.

Rising development costs meant refining product development and supply chain operations were crucial for Les Enphants. The company said that given the potential for expansion in the Chinese market, it decided to implement a product lifecycle management solution that would support its growth for the next three to five years.

"There are many PLM solutions on the market, but Lectra Fashion PLM integrates powerful professional
tools for fashion-specific roles. The Lectra team is very experienced in the entire design and development
chain; this full level of support is exactly what we were looking for," said Les Enphants senior apparel VP Lily Lin.

Les Enphants implemented Lectra PLM to ensure continuous improvement in product quality and avoid redundant work in the development process. Easier communication has resulted in significant savings, as well as an accelerated production pace.

"We have significantly less repetitive work now that we can leverage thoroughly design resources, make changes we needed quickly, and communicate more accurately within and across teams," she says. "This has shortened the overall product planning cycle and made it much more efficient," says Celine Yo, from Les Enphant's apparel division.