Global fashion firm Benetton Group has invested in a new PLM system to increase the efficiency of its global design, development, sourcing and production operations.

The Italian firm has selected Dassault Systèmes’ Enovia Version 6 PLM solution in a bid to reduce lead times and streamline its sourcing operations.

“Our goal at Benetton is two-fold,” explains executive vice-chairman Alessandro Benetton: “Continue leading quality fashion, while leveraging global sourcing, and creating a global platform that will help significantly improve eco-design, encompassing the whole sustainable development cycle.”

Benetton’s manufacturing operation includes production centres in Italy, East Europe, Tunisia and India, with recent expansion focused on Croatia and Tunisia. These operate complete production cycles from raw materials to finished product and strict quality control systems.