The American sleepwear company chooses Centric PLM to wake up product development
CAMPBELL, Calif., October 4, 2016 – MGT Industries, the American sleepwear company has selected Centric Software to provide its PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solution. Centric is the leading product lifestyle management (PLM) solution for fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods companies.
MGT Industries, based in Los Angeles, was founded 30 years ago. They design and produce sleepwear for private labels and for their own brands – In Bloom, Jonquil, and Linea Donatella.
Business is expanding so MGT Industries decided to seek a new PLM system. “We had an internal tech pack system that worked for us for many years, but as our business started to evolve, production increased and we began working with more factories overseas. We needed to be nimble and more efficient in the way we create and develop product,” explains Tom Stevenson, Vice President of Operations.
The company went through a rigorous evaluation process of the different PLM systems available on the market and their user team unanimously voted for Centric Software.
“The first key differentiator was Centric’s reputation. The second asset was that they are totally focused on PLM. They do it very well and they don’t have any internally competing projects. The last thing we liked was their approach to product; they keep making their solutions better and better with a regular flow of new innovations,” continues Stevenson.
MGT Industries will use Centric’s full PLM suite including mobile apps and Adobe Illustrator integration.
“Centric will help us streamline our business processes and free up our designers and technical teams so they have more time for creativity and innovation. We are all looking forward to minimizing administrative tasks,” explains Jill Mazur, Project Manager.
“The ability to work directly in Adobe and to mark changes up without having to leave the program and go and update them in another application is also something that we found very exciting. We’ll be rolling out Centric to merchandisers and designers first. These mentors will then be able to support their fellow users to get up and running,” continues Stevenson, “We intend to make the most of Centric.”
“We are not only looking forward to our implementation but we are also very excited about the fact that Centric continues to grow and develop their solutions. They provide new tools and listen to their customer’s feedback so that as we are growing, we may have the opportunity to implement features we hadn’t thought in the past,” Jill concludes.
“We are very happy to have been selected by MGT Industries and we look forward to partnering with them as their business grows,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric.“
MGT Industries (www.inbloomintimates.com)
MGT Industries is a Los Angeles based sleepwear manufacturer specializing in private label programs as well as designing and producing their own in house brands, In Bloom, Jonquil, and Linea Donatella. These collections are sold at department stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillards, and Macys, as well as at specialty boutiques worldwide.
Centric Software (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, outdoor 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 SMB 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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