Thai outdoor and sports apparel manufacturer VT Garment expects to save time and increase accuracy in costing and sample-making after implementing a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.

Founded in 1981, VT Garment supplies sportswear and outerwear to brands including Patagonia, Jack Wolfskin and Adidas. 

It became Centric Software's first customer in Thailand when it selected the firm's Centric 8 PLM software - successfully implementing the solution in just eight months.

"Centric PLM provides a real-time single source of truth for product-related data using an Excel-like interface, which is familiar to our users. We have standardised the product development process and removed the problem of duplicate data entry. It's easier to plan actions and manage sample stock," says Mingkwan Lotharukpong, product development division manager at VT Garment. "We expect Centric PLM to save time and increase accuracy in costing, improve accuracy in sample-making and reduce the time spent preparing material to create samples."

Lotharukpong adds the software has "already changed our way of working", noting employees can now concentrate more on the product and offering services to customers, rather than data entry.

Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric Software, adds: "VT Garment is already enjoying benefits such as greater speed, a single source of truth and improved visibility into product development. We are proud to partner with them now and in the future."