Chinese home textiles company empowers teams to create more profitable products using Centric PLM™
CAMPBELL, Calif., May 21, 2020 – Shanghai Sunwin Industry Group Co., Ltd. (Sunwin), the Chinese ‘King of Throws and Blankets’, has selected Centric Software®‘s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, consumer goods and home décor companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
Founded in 2002, Sunwin provides integrated services including original design, marketing strategy and supply chain management of home textile goods for middle- and high-end retailers across the world, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Pottery Barn, John Lewis and Dillard’s.
Sunwin has a fully-integrated supply chain management system that stretches from fabric selection to manufacturing to shipment. The company decided to invest in PLM to give designers and R&D personnel the visibility and collaborative tools they need to create more value-added and innovative products.
“Sunwin advocates the principle of integrated value chain management to be responsible to customers, suppliers and consumers,” says Mr. Wang Yaomin, Chairman of Sunwin. “The design and research teams need a greater ability to predict and create value, based on in-depth insights into product data using PLM digital solutions.”
Sunwin identified four key objectives for the PLM project: collaborating more effectively, establishing a research knowledge base, making better decisions and improving efficiency. Following consultations with Centric, Sunwin selected Centric Home PLM. Despite the challenges of Covid-19, Sunwin is forging ahead with implementation.
Wang says, “Companies with long-term strategic plans will not cease to move forward because of short-term difficulties. Competitiveness must come from the product itself, and Centric PLM can help us to strengthen the power of our products.”
“By making full use of Centric’s rich resources, including its expert consultant team and industry-leading innovative technology platform, we can focus on improving our team’s efficiency and digital capabilities to lay a solid foundation for Sunwin’s future development,” he concludes.
“We are delighted that Sunwin has selected Centric PLM and looking forward to working with them,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “Sunwin is at the forefront of digital transformation in China’s textile industry, and this project will be an industry benchmark.”
Founded in 2002, Shanghai Sunwin Industry Group Co., Ltd. provides integrated services including the original design, marketing planning, and supply chain management of unique home apparel for middle- and high-end retailers around the world. It has been one of the top 100 textile exporters in China for decades, has long been listed on the China Customs Export & Import Index, and is known as the “King of Throws and Blankets”.
Sunwin has an integrated supply chain management system with whole-process-control stretching from the selection of fabric & yarn, textile printing & dyeing, the manufacturing of end products, quality inspection, and packaging, all the way to customs declaration, shipment, and export receipt verification. The company now owns 3 wholly owned & operated factories along with 1 joint venture factory, and supports 200+ partnering factories. The company has also set up a strict management system consisting of a supplier entry and exit mechanism, a production quality control mechanism, and a supplier grading mechanism.
Sunwin also has diversified overseas distribution channels and a global marketing network. Its clients cover more than 28 countries and regions including the USA, Europe, South America, Australia, Japan, & Korea, including more than 190 middle- and high-end retailers worldwide. Sunwin is a core supplier of numerous high-end retailers in Europe and America, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Pottery Barn, John Lewis, and Dillard’s.
Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer goods and home décor. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a new fully visual and digital experience for collaboration and decision-making and includes the Centric Buying Board to transform internal buying sessions and maximize retail value and the Centric Concept Board for driving creativity and evolving product concepts. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost product innovation and reduce costs.
Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and PLM solutions.
Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016 and 2018.
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