PTC's customer, Patagonia, has expanded its use of FlexPLM, PTC’s retail, footwear and apparel solution, to optimise the design and manufacturing of its apparel lines.
Patagonia, a leading producer and marketer of clothing for outdoor sports, hopes to use the PTC solution to improve operational efficiency, by providing a single version of product information that is visible across its product development teams and supply partners.
As a brand devoted to the unique, constantly changing requirements of outdoor enthusiasts, Patagonia recognises the strategic role constant innovation plays in designing and delivering high performance, high quality clothing. PTC’s proven PLM solutions enables companies to streamline line development in order to maximise technical innovations to address consumer trends.
Patagonia is using PTC to help manage its multi-product line, involves both global suppliers and distribution channels. In addition, Patagonia is taking advantage of the capabilities FlexPLM solution offers to gain early visibility into the makeup of the line to identify any modifications, such as late adds or drops. This early visibility enables companies to quickly communicate modifications to the entire team in order to minimise market delays or increased product costs.