Private-label women and children’s wear manufacturer Land ‘N Sea has invested in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to help it respond more quickly to fashion trends, as well as improve collaboration and efficiency throughout the product development and production process.

The PLM and Global Sourcing solution from NGC Software is also intended to boost its service to retailers such as Walmart, JC Penney, TJ Maxx and Kmart.

NGC's end-to-end tool encompasses the design and production process from line planning and tech pack management, through material and component development to product costing and sourcing, production and logistics management, quality and compliance.

Workflow calendars, alerts and exception management will help Land ‘N Sea improve productivity and efficiency, which should reduce lead times, improve speed to market and increase full-price sales and profitability.

The solution also includes raw materials management, which will allow Land ‘N Sea to closely manage the purchase and usage of all raw material inventories located around the world.

The manufacturer’s co-president Robert Sobel said the software “will enable us to significantly improve real-time collaboration with our retailers about production orders, while enabling us to quickly deliver high quality goods at controlled costs.”