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Product Lifecycle Management

DeSL’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) module 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.PLM_WORDCLOUD.jpg

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 Plug-in    Read More
Unique real time bi-directional integration to enable full product and tech pack management plus automatic image creation and assignment.

Visual line lists    Read More
Visually display your product range as you want, by slicing and dicing your product range to spot gaps
instantly from the early planning stage to the final development of the product.

3D fast fit
Visualise your real samples in 3D before they leave the factory. 

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.

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 e.g. 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.

Critical Path Management 
DeSL’s Critical Path Management software encourages managers to plan ahead, properly allocate resources, and continuously monitor the timeline and schedule. 

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.


   Key Functionality


tick_icon.gif Line planning
  tick_icon.gif Adobe Illustrator integration
  tick_icon.gif Visual line list
  tick_icon.gif 3D fast fit
  tick_icon.gif Story Boards
  tick_icon.gif Product definition
  tick_icon.gif Request for samples
  tick_icon.gif Tech Packs/Product specifications
  tick_icon.gif Request for development
  tick_icon.gif Costings
  tick_icon.gif Supplier cost quotations
  tick_icon.gif Product Approvals
  tick_icon.gif Document management
  tick_icon.gif Supplier ‘self service’
  tick_icon.gif Collaborative forums

   Business Benefits


  tick_icon.gif Increased data integrity and visibility
  tick_icon.gif Increased X-functional collaboration
  tick_icon.gif Reduced cost of development
and samples
  tick_icon.gif Reduce development leadtimes
  tick_icon.gif Increase % of full price sales
  tick_icon.gif React faster to customer changes
  tick_icon.gif Minimise quality problems
  tick_icon.gif Reduce additional costs
such as air freight
  tick_icon.gif Collaborate in real time with suppliers,
factories and customers


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