Siplec, the company that handles the supply of manufactured products for French retail powerhouse E.Leclerc, has selected a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help streamline its operations.

The company, which supplies manufactured products (apparel, home goods and other products) for 790 supermarkets and hypermarkets across Europe, needed the means to handle diverse products and growth in new geographies with teams spread across six offices in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India and Paris, France.

In particular, it wanted a PLM platform capable of managing all product-related functions in order to standardise operating procedures across the board.

"We wanted a solution with an architecture that allows us to manage our data flow quickly and supports a large number of users around the world to facilitate better international collaboration between retail and product teams," says Bruno Toulout, IT manager at Siplec.

It selected Centric Software PLM "because it is simple to deploy and because of Centric's Skyline architecture, which allows access to a massive amount of data and analysis of assumptions in real time. After implementing this solution, we anticipate concrete improvements in terms of productivity and shortening deadlines in order to reach our goal of excellence," Toulout adds.