In today’s fashion industry, rapid style changes dictate that the lifecycle of seasonal product lines may only be a few weeks. This narrow window requires manufacturers to improve supplier collaboration as part of a more efficient supply chain. When changes occur throughout the supply chain, Infor PLM Runtime enables companies to adjust without disrupting their normal business processes, reducing the risk of not meeting customer requirements. In addition, a new self-service feature enables suppliers to access real-time information, simplifying communication across the entire supply chain and significantly reducing shipping costs and production time.
According to recent Aberdeen Group research, apparel and footwear manufacturers considered to be best-in-class are 50 percent more likely to use PLM software, which helps them to manage aggressive production, cost and revenue goals and improve profitability by ensuring on-time product delivery.
New features in Infor PLM Runtime include:
“As more apparel and footwear manufacturers move their production overseas to cut costs, the ability to communicate across the enterprise becomes more of a challenge,” said Rory Granros, director, Industry and Product Marketing, process industries & PLM, Infor. “The new enhancements in Infor PLM Runtime enable manufacturers to effectively manage these globalization challenges and control the flow of product data across their organization, while improving communication with suppliers during the critical development phase.”
Infor PLM Runtime is available in English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, and simplified Chinese. For more information, see http://www.infor.com/product_summary/plm/runtime/.
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