Outerwear, sportswear and uniform producer California Manufacturing Company is turning to cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to improve speed to market and efficiency.

The business, which is based in St Louis, Missouri, operates a distribution and embroidery centre in California, and has offices and partner factories around the world. Its brands include the Canyon Guide Outfitters and Dakota Grizzly labels, but it also counts many private brands among its customers.

The company had outgrown its homegrown solution and needed new technology to scale its business and accelerate time to market. As a result, it is implementing New Generation Computing's (NGC) Andromeda PLM and SCM solutions for both the Canyon Guide Outfitters and Dakota Grizzly brands, providing it with an integrated, seamless solution for all its lines of business.

"Andromeda gives us all the features we need – product development, PO management, production tracking, logistics, vendor collaboration and workflow management," says Greg Bailey, CIO, California Manufacturing Company. "With Andromeda, it's one-stop shopping that takes product development all the way from inspiration of the product, to fit and distribution."