Performance and athletic apparel maker Augusta Sportswear Brands says it has streamlined its operations after investing in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.

The company designs and manufactures uniforms for teams, coaches, athletes and fans, with its five brands – Augusta Sportswear, Holloway, Russell Athletic, High Five and Pacific Headwear – combining to form one of the largest suppliers of youth to adult team uniforms in the industry.

It implemented Discover e-Solutions' (DeSL) PLM after identifying the need for a solution to increase its speed-to-market and match growing demand for new product development.

"DeSL is a major improvement from our outdated PLM system. Within the short time we have been using DeSL, we've already experienced an overall improvement in the organisation of information. The Ai Plug-In allows us to turnover tech packs faster, and we have the capability to import worksheets from other styles, which is a major time saver," says Libby Trentadue, senior product line manager at Augusta Sportswear Brands.

The solution includes Fast Product Management (FPM), a configurable, grid-like view allowing users to work from a single screen on a full collection of products.

Trentadue adds: "Product line managers are able to see their entire portfolio, seasonal, or category assortment within just a few clicks, by using the FPM view. Product development managers can work on multiple styles without having to click into each unique style, it all populates within one window."