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Leading retailer Keen deploys Centric PLM suite
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Jun '18
Courtesy: Centric Software
Courtesy: Centric Software
Centric Software has announced that Keen, Inc., the Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer and retailer of shoes, sandals, boots, bags, and apparel, has successfully deployed Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, and consumer goods companies.

Keen selected Centric PLM in the summer of 2017, following a democratic selection process that involved input from every team in the company. Focusing on core operations such as merchandise planning, calendar management, and materials libraries in the initial phase, Keen kicked off their implementation of Centric 8 in June 2017. The project was completed in just seven months, going live according to schedule in January 2018. The retailer selected Centric PLM because of its user-friendliness and the depth of Centric Software’s knowledge about PLM for apparel and footwear.

Hari Perumal, Keen’s vice president, global technical operations said, “We decided to invest in Centric PLM because we had reached a point in our growth cycle where we needed a foundation system to scale up the business. We had been working with spreadsheets, emails, Word documents and line drawings, but that made it very difficult for people in different parts of the world to communicate and manage their workflows. We wanted people to be able to log-in to the system and immediately see their priorities for the day. We have global manufacturing, sourcing and distribution operations that need proper support.”

Perumal said, “From a business intelligence point of view, we needed a PLM solution that would allow us to identify and solve problems early on. As many businesses experience, 20 per cent of the SKUs generate about 80 per cent of the revenue. We knew Centric PLM could help us figure out how to maximise profit from well-performing SKUs and cut short the development process of ones that weren’t doing well, so we could save time and money by minimising extra stock.”

Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric Software said, “Keen is at an exciting stage of growth and we are very pleased to be part of their strategy. We are confident that Centric will continue to effectively support Keen’s operations as they evolve, and we are looking forward to working with Keen on the next stage of their PLM project.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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