VT Garment Cuts Time to Market by 20% with Centric Manufacturing PLM

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 9, 2020– Centric Software® is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, VT Garment.

Founded in 1981, VT Garment Co. Ltd is an innovative designer and world-class manufacturer of outerwear and sportswear for top global brands including Patagonia, Jack Wolfskin, Montbell, O’Neill and many others from the United States and Europe. VT Garment is a leader in Thailand’s textile manufacturing industry and employs over 3,000 people across its two manufacturing facilities in Thailand and Myanmar.

Now, with the introduction of Centric Manufacturing PLM, VT Garment has shortened development lead times, improved accuracy in costing and gained visibility into sampling materials, streamlined communication across departments and reduced time spent on data entry and administration.

“With Centric PLMTM, we’ve reduced lead time by 7% by saving time that used to be spent organizing data. Overall, we have increased productivity by 30% because we freed up resources for action and gained visibility into timelines and activities across the whole organization,”says Mingkwan Lotharukpong, Product Development Division Manager at VT Garment.

How did Centric Manufacturing PLM bring about this transformation at VT Garment?

VT Garment (www.vtgarment.com)

Sportswear and outerwear designer and manufacturer VT Garment takes pride in something bigger than its award-winning quality and craftsmanship. A leader in Thailand’s innovative textile manufacturing processes since it began in 1981, it has successfully implemented company-wide enterprise resource planning solutions and adopted Industry 4.0-driven digitalisation and manufacturing execution system – allowing machine connectivity and real-time productivity monitoring. Such conscientiousness was recognised by Thailand Lean Award 2017, which conferred VT Garment the prestigious Golden Award as a testament to its commitment to innovation and efficiency through lean management – besting not only competitors in the garment segment, but other industry leaders as well. VT Garment is trusted by renowned names including Patagonia, Jack Wolfskin, Montbell, O’Neill and other big and small brands in the United States and Europe. It produces up to 185,000 functional and non-functional garments such as ski jackets and pants,  boardshorts, polyester padded jackets, woven jackets and pants, knitted jackets and medical-grade isolation gowns with inhouse decoration including screen print, pad point, seam seal, laser cutting, welding, ultrasonic cutting, embossing and embroidery  per month in its Thailand and Myanmar facilities.

Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) is a visual, fully digital collection of boards for touch-based devices like iPad, iPhone and large-scale, touch-screen televisions. Centric VIP transforms decision making and automates execution to truly collapse time to market and distance to trend. Centric’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality, and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM in 2018 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2016 and 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015, and 2016.

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