Bob Stevens is the Sr. Director of Design & Pre-Production Systems at The Jones Group (JAG) having joined the company in June of 2008. PLM remains his main focus at JAG where he has led the successful re-implementation of the style development/fit process to include calendar and workflow management in a load balanced infrastructure environment. In addition he has played a key role integrating PLM with ERP and other downstream systems.
Prior to joining JAG, Bob was a Manager at Coach Inc. for five years, focusing on PDM/PLM systems. There he successfully led the redesign of Coach’s legacy PDM system to include a new custom vendor portal extension. In addition, he was a technical lead for the subsequent migration to and implementation of PLM, with a focus both on materials management and integration, primarily with ERP.
Bob began his career as a process control engineer and plans to continue to utilize his technical expertise and business knowledge to help JAG further leverage its investment in PLM. He enjoys speaking and writing about PLM, having been published by Apparel Magazine, spoken as a panelist on an Apparel webinar and spoken at other industry events as well. Bob holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University.