Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
DeSL’s PLM application is the ultimate in collaborative product design and development.
Designed to be used by all parties in the development process, the solution delivers a true web based, real time, collaborative network specifically aimed at reducing development time lines and increasing quality. The solution is one of the only 100% web based applications available today - developed specifically to meet the particular demands of the Fashion, Apparel and Footwear sectors.
Every process from initial sample sketch right through to final product selection is available and configurable by the end user. You can basically make the solution work in the way you wish it to.
The key areas that the system addresses are as follows:
Line planning - financial and operational planning, generate placeholders for styles, fabrics and trims, manage progress and assign resources
Adobe Illustrator integration - unique real time bi-directional integration to enable full product and tech pack management plus automatic image creation and assignment
3D fast fit - visualise your real samples in 3D before they leave the factory Click here for more information
Story Boards - web based for customer review and approval, integrated to Illustrator and MS Publisher.
Product definition – build a library of ranges, finished products, fabrics, trims, labels, images etc
Request for samples – fast and effective way to produce and manage sample requests including the attachment of sketches, photographs, summary specifications etc combined with real time supplier notification and critical path tracking.
Tech Packs/Product specifications – user defined specification content, version & change control, on-line real time updates, design & technical specifications, grade rules & required components etc.
Request for development – any product types with multiple suppliers, e.g finished products, fabrics, trims etc combined with links to product specifications, real time supplier updates and critical path and workflow management.
Costings – integrated to product specifications, user defined cost elements, landed cost calculations, margin modelling and what if analysis.
Supplier cost quotations – quotes for finished goods, fabrics, trims etc linked to product specifications along with user defined cost templates and full approval/rejection cycle.
Product Approvals – any product types eg, finished product samples, fabrics, trims etc covering all processes such as concept fits, seals, lab dips etc combined with real time supplier/customer notifications and tracking of progress.
Document management – linked to key entities such as products, suppliers and customers with multiple security levels, version control, check in/out and document approval/rejection process
Supplier ‘self service’ – enable suppliers to sign on to see their time and action calendars, sample and development requests, process quotations, update their profiles and view or upload documents.
Collaborative forums – real time on line discussions with suppliers about key design and development activities delivering full accountability and traceability.
All of the above processes can be managed by DeSL’s Critical Path & Workflow applications to enable users to build their own business rules and automatically schedule and manage key activities with automatic escalation combined with the ability to manage by exception.
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Reduce the cost of development and samples.
Reduce development leadtimes.
Increase % of full price sales.
React faster to customer changes.
Minimise quality problems.
Reduce additional costs such as air freight.
Collaborate in real time with suppliers, factories and customers.
Adobe Illustrator Integration
Customer Relationship Management
Enterprise Accelerator ERP
Enterprise Business Intelligence
Factory Planning and Control
Product Lifecycle Management
Sales and Operations Planning
Did You Know...
DeSL’s Microsoft’s technology stack is built using a SQL database, with our own internally developed Workflow engine.