Centric Software to support the Chinese designer women’s wear brand strategy
LOS GATOS, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016— Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution will be used to power the brands of Shenzhen EIN Clothing Co.Ltd. (EIN Clothing) which aims at high quality, high value and high creativity.
Established in 2002 and headquartered in Shenzhen, EIN Clothing boasts two brands: EIN and PURE •TEA, for which it designs, develops, manufacturers and sells exclusively. EIN, which stands for Elegance In Nature, combines simple design and innovative craftsmanship, and was created by brand founder Ye Lin. EIN operates over 300 stores in China, 20 of which offer PURE •TEA, which is a relatively new brand.
As a domestic leader in designer women’s wear, EIN strives to optimize internal management to carefully guard its brand DNA, shorten time to market and improve product quality. EIN also wishes to enhance management in product planning, design research and development, and materials and fabric development as well as other operations.
“We hope to optimize our management with PLM and therefore be more competitive in the market,” said Ye Lin, the founder of EIN Clothing. “Our major concerns were about the design and development process: product planning, creative design, product R&D, and materials and fabrics development. The Centric team fully understands our business and was able to tailor the solution to our needs.”
As a designer women’s wear brand with an excellent design research and development team and rich hands-on experience, EIN attaches great importance to creative design. Centric 8 PLM will enable EIN to better manage its design assets, while facilitating the collaboration and communication between upstream and downstream teams, thus helping to inspire creativity.
For product research and development, Centric will help EIN build a PLM design management platform and a standard mechanism for managing creative designs to improve productivity and cost-effectiveness. A standardized library of materials and fabrics allows EIN to reliably manage vendors, maintain the consistency of materials and styles, and monitor development risks and delays in real time.
“Centric has delivered a first-class product management solution to us,” commented Ye Lin on EIN’s cooperation with Centric. “By using PLM as the backbone of our product strategy, we expect to manage our offering at an enterprise level and apply this platform to even more brands.”
“I’m delighted to call EIN a partner, as we share the value of innovation for our products and customers,” adds Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric. “We really look forward to innovating together with EIN.”
EIN ( www.ein.com.cn )
EIN (Elegance In Nature) is a Chinese designer brand. Bringing together northern European design concepts of nature and rebellion, the brand’s latest collection highlights quality, not vanity. EIN was created in 2002. Shenzhen Viein Fashion Stock Co. Ltd owns EIN and counts 200 stores in 110 cities across China.
Centric Software, Inc. (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software builds technologies for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury and consumer goods. Its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Cloud packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.
Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013 and 2015.
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