VT Garment Picks Up the Pace with Centric PLM

Centric Software completes first PLM project in Thailand, driving speed to market for leading sportswear OEM/ODM

CAMPBELL, Calif., 26 September, 2019 – VT Garment, an outdoor and sports apparel manufacturer in Thailand, has successfully adopted Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Founded in 1981, VT Garment is a leader in Thailand’s innovative textile manufacturing industry, designing and manufacturing sportswear and outerwear for names such as Patagonia, Jack Wolfskin, Montbell and Adidas. VT Garment takes pride in being one of the largest manufacturers in the world to have earned Fair Trade certification.

Responding to industry pressure to increase speed to market, VT Garment selected Centric 8 PLM. VT Garment became Centric’s first customer in Thailand, and successfully implemented the solution in just eight months.

“We were very happy with the Agile DeploymentSM process as it enabled us to visualize and learn about the system quickly,” says Mingkwan Lotharukpong, Product Development Division Manager at VT Garment. “The Centric team provided solutions to every scenario we face. The consultants are professional and always respond within 24 hours.”

As Mingkwan continues, “Centric PLM provides a real-time single source of truth for product-related data using an Excel-like interface, which is familiar to our users. We have standardized the product development process and removed the problem of duplicate data entry. It’s easier to plan actions and manage sample stock. We expect Centric PLM to save time and increase accuracy in costing, improve accuracy in sample-making and reduce the time spent preparing material to create samples.”

“Centric PLM has already changed our way of working. Employees can concentrate more on the product and offering services to customers, rather than data entry,” concludes Mingkwan.

“We are happy to announce that VT Garment has successfully implemented Centric PLM,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “VT Garment is already enjoying benefits such as greater speed, a single source of truth and improved visibility into product development. We are proud to partner with them now and in the future.”

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, Adidas and other big and small brands in the United States and Europe. It produces up to 182,000 functional clothes, jackets, ski wear, jogging suits, shorts, vests and other apparel per month in its Thailand and Myanmar facilities.

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 and consumer goods. 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 fully visual, transformative experience via large touch-screens and mobile devices, revolutionizing group decision making and creative collaboration while dramatically condensing time to market and product innovation. 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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