Yourmoon was founded in 1995 in the province of Guangdong, China, and manufactures home textiles such as pillows, quilts and cushions. The company supplies household textile products to some of the world’s biggest retailers, including Walmart, Carrefour and Metro as well as numerous large retailers in the Chinese market. Spanning design, manufacturing and distribution, Yourmoon employs more than 3,200 people and produces over 1,000 different household products.
Until recently, Yourmoon has acted primarily as a wholesaler. However, they are now undergoing a significant brand transformation.
As Mr Zhu Hua, CIO of Yourmoon explains, “Yourmoon began looking for a PLM solution because we needed a platform to support our brand transformation strategy. We want to be a lifestyle brand that can offer great shopping experiences to consumers, rather than just a traditional wholesaler. We needed to enhance our capabilities in product design, process management and packaging. Our CEO understood that a PLM solution was the right choice to help Yourmoon.”
Yourmoon began searching for a PLM solution in 2015, and finally selected Centric from many global PLM vendors in 2016.
“There were a number of reasons we chose Centric,” explains Mr Zhu. “They have extensive experience in the fashion and apparel industry which can be leveraged for our brand strategy in the home textile industry. Centric PLM is easy to use and very agile and the Centric team is young, energetic and professional.”
“Centric understood that we were not looking for a regular PLM vendor, but a partner that can help us make the brand transformation strategy successful,” he continues. “Centric’s deep knowledge and successful experience in the fashion industry are their most outstanding competitive advantages.”
Since going live with Centric in April, Yourmoon has experienced significant positive results.
As Mr Zhu concludes, “Centric Software’s PLM solution has brought us brand new methods of product development, greater transparency in our internal and external communications, and improved efficiency. Our product development process has become more exact and consistent, and it has totally changed our way of working. Our team performs much more efficiently when data is fully visible. We are very confident in our partnership with Centric.”
“We are happy to see that Yourmoon has already experienced great results with Centric PLM,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “Applying Centric’s PLM capabilities to household textiles was a natural extension of our expertise and we are delighted to be able to support Yourmoon’s transformation from a wholesaler to a lifestyle brand.”
For 22 years since its inception in 1995, Yourmoon has been the only domestic brand supplier of its kind that provides comprehensive bedding sales service solutions across China to large retailers. In 2016, the company became a strategic partner of DuPont (U.S.) and 3M Company (U.S.), marking its first successful step in the market of high-tech new material applications. Spanning design, manufacturing, distribution and retail, Yourmoon employs more than 3,500 people and produces over 1,000 different household products.
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