Product Lifecycle Management

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Lawson Fashion Product LiFecycLe ManageMent (PLM)
Lawson Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a comprehensive product lifecycle management tool designed for retailers and manufacturers of apparel, home textiles and accessories.This flexible, collaborative, web-based suite of applications facilitates the management of products, from design all the way through to production. It will enable you to innovate faster, but with more accuracy and with greater input from both your internal and external partners.

Consumers and ‘fast fashion’ are intensifying the pressure to cut time-tomarket.. Experts say lead times need to be cut by 50 percent or more over the next 2-5 years. Most of this reduction needs to come from the product design and development process. Using cutting-edge design, collaboration and workflow technology, Lawson Fashion PLM can help your organization improve the links in your company's supply chain to help reduce the total lead-time from concept to consumer.

Lawson Fashion PLM supports the following key processes: concept development, storyboarding, CAD drawing, raw materials development, product data management (PDM), color management, collaboration, vendor selection, costing, sample management and workflow management.

The Lawson Fashion PLM solution has been developed by a team with many years of experience in the apparel industry that understands your challenges. Lawson Fashion PLM comes with over 300 built-in and configurable forms, which will assist your company in taking advantage of industry best practices, reduce implementation time and the time to benefit.

Lawson has over 350 fashion customers across apparel, footwear, textiles and accessories, spanning everything from manufacturing to retail. Lawson provides a set of applications built from the ground up specifically for the industry. We aim to simplify the management of complex global supply chains to help you improve your margins. A combination of industry-specific expertise and proven capabilities means Lawson not only offers greater overall value, but also a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Lawson Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Lawson Fashion PLM is comprised of six modules:

• Storyboard • Designer • Fabric and& Trim • Product Manager • Workflow • Source These modules combined with the Library and Admin tools support: • Common user interface for ease of use; • Role-based security; • Online collaboration (truly web-based); • Configuration; • Sample management (Fabric and Trim, Product Manager); • Costing (Fabric and Trim, Product Manager); • Comments (mini e-mail attached to the material or style); • Images; • Collaborative e-mail alerts and notifications. In addition, Lawson offer the Fashion Designer module, which is a technical drawing tool used to create accurate line sketches.

Physical foam core boards are still used to communicate design vision prior to product development. Much time is used creating and revising these boards and reviews must all be done in the same location.

Storyboard takes the offline process online by allowing your designers and merchants to rapidly develop themes, brand concepts and assortment lines boards and share them with internal teams, as well as with your customers and partners. The initial design concept process becomes more structured and collaborative thus reducing lead times in the product development process. Using templates from the library or by uploading images, you can create product, fabric, trim, embroidery, label, color, palette, print and pattern, construction method and silhouette assets. Assets used in a board can also be added to the library. Basic data can be entered on each asset.

You can easily develop and revise boards by dragging and dropping assets (or images with basic data) onto a digital board. Assets can be modified, copied, hidden and replaced easily. Images created with Fashion Designer can be colorized using...
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