PLM software supplier Dassault Systemes has teamed up with footwear brand consultancy i-generator to design and deliver product lifecycle management solutions for the footwear industry.

The two companies will focus on Dassault’s Enovia PLM tool as the platform for helping global footwear manufacturers and their supply chains reduce cost and streamline their product development processes.

“In today’s market, global footwear companies can no longer afford slow, inefficient and out-of-date product systems and processes,” said i-generator partner Peter Rueegger.

“The speed of the marketplaces, changing consumer tastes, and the sheer scope of footwear product ranges no longer allow for these very costly inefficiencies, and therefore make PLM a competitive necessity.”

Michel Tellier, CEO, Enovia, Dassault Systemes, adds: “In the fast moving world of footwear it is imperative that companies select technology partners and solutions that can help them strengthen innovation and implement best business practices.”