(MONTREAL, CANADA, OCTOBER 01, 2009) Carole Hochman Design Group selects Visual 2000 International after a thorough evaluation process. With the myriad of PLM solutions available in the market today selecting the best solution is a difficult task. An Evaluation Committee, comprised of experienced senior management, design managers, merchandise managers, designers, and an independent PDM consultant, evaluated many PLM solutions using a stringent set of criteria stipulated for the award of the contract to Visual 2000 International.
The Carole Hochman Design Group will implement the Visual PLM.net application across its 11 divisions to streamline and standardize its Product Development strategy. Carole Hochman plans to roll-out all major features of the Visual PLM.net software solutions, from merchandise planning to Project management, Product development, and most importantly vendor collaboration. The Visual PLM.net Project will be implemented in phases to gain rapid acceptance and support. All divisions will embrace the PLM methodology in an effort to standardize the product development process across the CHD Group.
About Carole Hochman Design Group
Carole Hochman Design Group has earned its place as one of the dominant forces in the women’s sleepwear and intimate apparel industry. The company’s namesake brand Carole Hochman, known for its premium pima cotton sleepwear and loungewear is sold in better department and specialty stores across the United States and internationally.
CHD Group also owns the luxurious intimate apparel collection “On Gossamer” along with several licensed designer collections including: Lauren Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Betsey Johnson, Jockey, Esprit, Stan Herman, Lilly Pulitzer, American Living, Chaps, and Nine & Company. CHD Group’s private label business is a major channel of distribution with diverse accounts, both domestic and abroad including QVC, QVC UK and Kohl’s.
The corporate offices and showrooms are located in New York City occupying 55,000 sq ft and 4 1/2 floors with over 160 employees comprised of sales, design teams and marketing. An additional 110 employees are located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in a 300,000 sq ft facility encompassing distribution, information technology and customer service. As CHD Group progresses, the focus remains on bringing the best intimate, sleepwear and loungewear from the Carole Hochman design house to your house.
Visual 2000 International’s PLM solution has recently been comprehensively evaluated by the WhichPLM team of apparel PLM experts. For more information on the scores, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org