German trousers company chooses Centric to transform product development, ensure quality standards and improve transparency
CAMPBELL, Calif., December 3, 2019 – MAC, the German trousers specialist, has selected Centric Software®’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, consumer goods and home décor companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
Founded in 1973 Wald/Rossbach near Regensburg, Germany, MAC’s aim is to offer the perfect pair of trousers that are on-trend, high-quality and good value. MAC is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of both men’s and women’s trousers, selling more than 6 million pairs of trousers every year.
MAC decided to implement a PLM solution to make product development processes faster and more secure in the face of increasing business complexity.
“Our goal is to migrate from Excel-driven product development to a database-oriented approach with a single source of truth at our fingertips,” says Eveline Schoenleber, Managing Director at MAC. “We want to establish a product development workflow for the complete process, including the planning, execution and quality management of our trousers collections.”
After an in-depth selection process, Centric’s market-driven strategy and the team’s flexibility were deciding factors in MAC’s decision to move forward with Centric Fashion PLM; the solution most closely fit their requirements and goals.
“Centric is a modern, easy-to-use system with an innovative range of modules to cover the complete end-to-end process,” explains Eveline Schoenleber. “Their coaching approach to project implementation methodology is another important differentiator for us.”
MAC expects to build a digital foundation with Centric Fashion PLM that will drive improvements across every part of the organization, says Eveline Schoenleber.
“We expect to increase the transparency and flexibility of our product development process and Centric Fashion PLM will serve as the key basis for our quality department to ensure the highest quality standard of MAC products. Centric Fashion PLM will also be the foundation for future digitalization projects.”
“After a rigorous selection process, we are very confident in Centric’s approach and know that their PLM solution is the right fit for us,” concludes Eveline Schoenleber.
“We would like to welcome MAC, our latest fashion customer in Europe,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “We’re looking forward to working closely with MAC to ensure they achieve their PLM digital transformation goals and continue to deliver high-quality apparel with greater efficiency.”
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MAC Mode (www.mac-jeans.com)
The company MAC, founded in 1973 and located in Wald/Rossbach, is noted for quality, fit and style. The trousers specialist sells more than 6 million pairs of trousers every year. The enterprise employs about 330 staff members at its headquarters in the Upper Palatinate, and has more than 3,400 employees in its affiliated production centers.
Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer goods and home décor. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a new fully visual and digital experience for collaboration and decision-making and includes the Centric Buying Board to transform internal buying sessions and maximize retail value and the Centric Concept Board for driving creativity and evolving product concepts. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost product innovation and reduce costs.
Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and PLM solutions.
Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016 and 2018.
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