Business application software provider Infor recently introduced Infor Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), a new application that links parts of product development to the supply chain to help brands, manufacturers and retailers make product faster and more efficiently.
Infor Fashion PLM is intended to serve as a platform for product development teams. With the tool, vital areas like line planning, design development and sourcing, production, inventory management, customers and distribution are connected to help streamline the production process.
Every collection, style and relevant components can be accessed through an intuitive interface where many of the often time consuming tasks related to developing and executing new styles are automated, shortening the time to consumer and freeing up designers to focus on designing.
Infor calls the new solution “one of the most functionally rich application suites for today’s market.”
Robert McKee, global industry fashion director for Infor said, “By bringing creative, technical and commercial skills closer together; an organization can drastically shorten the time to market- while increasing the likelihood of consumer acceptance. This also lowers costs and reduces errors, giving teams more time to focus on critical tasks and accelerate product innovation.”
The Fashion PLM can also interact with third party or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, making it easier to communicate design concepts and ensure their proper execution throughout all phases of development, production and distribution. Infor says the tool gives organizations everything they need to turn concepts into commercial products more quickly and accurately.
“Infor built this new, powerful PLM and collaboration platform to help all members of an organization’s value chain innovate faster, respond more rapidly and act more decisively. These tools are critical to companies looking to succeed in a fast-paced global fashion value chain,” McKee said.