Home Apparel Twitter map of APP logo

Apparel Magazine

CONTACT US | SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTER | RSS Feeds RSS FEEDS

Welcome, Guest |   Sign In   |   Register  
Apparel Magazine
 
Print Email Page RSS Feeds

Posted Date: 10/5/2010

Shapewear Designer SPANX Implements NGC's PLM and Global Sourcing Software

NGC (New Generation Computing) recently announced that shapewear innovator SPANX has begun implementation of NGC's e-PLM and e-SPS software for PLM and global sourcing.

NGC reports its software is helping SPANX increase speed to market and improve organization, collaboration and communication between designers, factories and employees.

SPANX was formed 10 years ago by inspired consumer-turned-entrepreneur Sara Blakely "to give women of every shape and size the ability to feel confident and sexy in any fashion." The company's products are sold throughout the retail and boutique world.

Prior to e-PLM and e-SPS, SPANX managed the company's product design and factory collaboration with manual processes. "We ran the business on spreadsheets, as it typical with young companies," said Robert Hunnicutt, technology project manager, SPANX.

"But with our rapid growth, it became harder to manage information and the flow of data. Our product line was growing tremendously, we added more staff, and the number of factories tripled within 12 months. We couldn't keep running our business on spreadsheets."

SPANX set out to find a PLM system that could help them efficiently manage not only product design but also purchase orders, production and shipping.

The company selected NGC after an intensive search process. "We needed a system to help speed up development, from concept to production. And when we found out that NGC offered integrated PLM and global sourcing, the choice was obvious," said Hunnicutt.
The companies report that SPANX is already seeing the impact of its software in its day-to-day operations, with benefits that include, steamlined product development, enhanced communication and collaboration with factories and faster speed to market.

In addition, the PLM implementation has "forced us to look at our design processes," Hunnicutt said. "We've streamlined the flow of information and become more structured, which is allowing us to speed up the design process."

"NGC is pleased that SPANX is already realizing significant benefits from e-PLM and e-SPS," said Mark Burstein, president of sales and marketing, NGC. "We look forward to continuing to work with SPANX on the implementation and to helping them take advantage of the many benefits of a combined PLM and global sourcing system."

Rate this Content (5 Being the Best)
12345
Current rating: 0 (0 ratings)

 


Discover How To Keep Up With More of Your Mobile Customers
6/24/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
Ron Klein, "Total Retail" Service Leader, PwC Advisory
Annabelle Hoover, Director of Customer Service, North America, BROOKS SPORTS, INC.
Marie-Pascale Authie, Solution Consultant, Infor Fashion
Bob McKee, Industry Strategy Director, Infor Fashion
View On Demand

Planning in the Omnichannel World with a Single View of Inventory
5/13/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
Rich Pedott, Partner, Columbus Consulting
Peter Charness, SVP America’s & CMO, TXT MAPLE LAKE
View On Demand

How product lifecycle management fuels the momentum of fashion How product lifecycle management fuels the momentum of fashion
8/1/2014
Leading fashion companies generate a special kind of momentum, a phenomenon where recent success fuels current success, which in turn sparks future success. The ability to rapidly turn today’s hit product into tomorrow’s durable brand is no accident—it’s a specific set of practices that companies can identify and repeat to achieve lasting competitive advantage. Read this White Paper – authored by Bob McKee, Infor, Industry Strategy Director to learn how fashion companies need to strive for better responsiveness to consumer trends, more efficient design and production, smarter sourcing, and improved capabilities for monitoring compliance and sustainability requirements.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Virtual Fitting - What is Possible? Virtual Fitting - What is Possible?
8/1/2014
Customer and market-driven products are the main objective for success. The route taken to achieve that objective must be constantly shortened, making processes faster and more cost-efficient. This specifically requires using the right processes and technologies, for example, increasing the effectiveness of prototyping through virtual 3D. We invite you to learn more about the capabilities of today's virtual fitting technology.
Download Now



MEDIA KIT | EDITORIAL BOARD | PRIVACY STATEMENT | TERMS & CONDITIONS | CONTACT US
All materials on this site Copyright Edgell Communications. All rights reserved.