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Chinese Apparel OEM and ODM SC Fashion Transforms Manufacturing with Centric PLM
source: CIMdata
SC Fashion has successfully implemented Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.
Founded in 1992, Jiaxing Senchuang Fashion Co., Ltd. (SC Fashion) is an international fashion company with world-class manufacturing technologies and quality management systems. With a presence in a dozen countries and regions, the company delivers Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) services to high-end retailers and women's clothing brands in the West. Covering a factory area of 80,000 square meters, the company employs a workforce of more than 1,500 and generates over 800 million yuan in annual revenue from its knitted and woven products.

The OEM fashion industry in China faces many challenges including rising land and labor costs and an escalating trade conflict with the USA. On top of this, many customers are focusing on branding, expecting manufacturers to take on more responsibility for product design and development.

“Many brand customers are starting to downsize their product development teams,” explains Mr. David Wong, co-founder of SC Fashion. “This in turn requires us to have the ability to meet their demands for product development. I don't believe a pure OEM company will survive in the future. Product-oriented thinking as well as design and development capabilities are critical for future success.”

Today, SC Fashion has transformed its ‘product-oriented’ capabilities. Using Centric PLM as a platform to communicate with brand partners and efficiently manage product development, SC Fashion has optimized its ability to deliver additional services to customers. The initial aims of the PLM project were to build a master product data platform, which could be a complicated process due to the absence of established standards and shorten the cycle for sample production by 25%. Since completing the implementation, both of these aims have been achieved at SC Fashion.

As Mr. Wong says, “More and more leading clothing manufacturers have implemented Centric PLM. Unlike other providers whose solutions are mostly based on an order-oriented way of thinking, Centric has a truly product-oriented way of thinking, which is crucial to optimizing our services. Moreover, the Centric team is professional, and we enjoy working with them.”

“We are very pleased that SC Fashion’s implementation of Centric 8 has been successful and is already delivering results,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “SC Fashion is a forward-looking manufacturing company that understands how the industry is evolving and is on the forefront of change. We are happy to partner with them throughout their digital transformation and future growth.”