German functional sportswear brand leads the race with innovative, purely digital PLM to eliminate waste and connect global teams
CAMPBELL, Calif., August 2, 2022 – German functional sportswear brand, Medico Sports Fashion GmbH (MEDICO), has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Centric Software provides the most innovative business solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home decor, cosmetics, food and beverages and luxury in order to achieve strategic and operational objectives of digital transformation.
MEDICO is part of the JCK family group and has been synonymous with functional sportswear for over 100 years. The company rose to international prominence in the 1960s with the invention of a roll-neck ski sweater called a “ski-rolli”. As a result of many subsequent innovations, MEDICO is recognized worldwide as one of the leading product developers in the sports and outdoor segment.
Over the past 10 years MEDICO has secured the licensing rights for FILA footwear, apparel and accessories throughout continental Europe. The company now manages collection development and production control of their joint venture suppliers in Bangladesh, as well as sales and building the FILA distribution network in Europe. MEDICO also recently obtained the textile license for TAMARIS clothing and accessories. The new partnership begins with the spring/summer 2023 season.
Due to their association with FILA, a major international brand that has had a huge comeback in recent years, in addition to developing TAMARIS and their own proprietary label, MEDICO soon found itself drowning in offline manual processes, such as Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, design documents, contracts, emails and more. The company had to drastically speed up its design and production processes to keep up with demand.
“We saw the need for further product development and production standardization to shorten our lead times and meet market demands. We wanted more reliable product information with fewer errors and a way to eliminate our manual, decentralized ways of working,” says Medico.
In order to manage its processes more efficiently, MEDICO made the decision to abandon offline documents and enter the world of PLM. Their assessment process was very hands-on, and they contacted Centric Software to find out how Centric’s out-of-the-box, cloud-integrated PLM solution could help them improve their workflows.
The benefits of adopting Centric PLM™ were immediately apparent, such as its intuitive, easy-to-use interface, and the ability for teams to collaborate between the company’s headquarters in Germany, the footwear division in the Bas and offices in the Far East and Turkey.
“We evaluated a few PLM solutions, but chose Centric for its robustness, intuitiveness and user interface flexibility. With Centric PLM, we will be able to manage all our products, including textiles and accessories as well as footwear on a centralized platform. We expect optimization of our time and resources, reducing the steps in our internal and external processes. »
MEDICO is now looking to the future with Centric and the ever-increasing ease and efficiency of having all product data combined in one easy-to-use solution.
“With Centric PLM, we have equipped MEDICO for the future and can effectively grow FILA, Tamaris and future brands to come.”
“Centric Software is delighted to partner with such a renowned German sportswear brand. We look forward to working with MEDICO to achieve their digital transformation goals and keep pace with the strong demand for its products,” commented Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software.
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Medico Sports Fashion GmbH (www.medico.eu)
MEDICO has been synonymous with functional sportswear for over 100 years. MEDICO became internationally known for its invention of a turtleneck ski jumper in the 1960s and is today a leading product developer in many sporting fields.
Based on this long experience, the MEDICO teams in Quakenbrück and Amsterdam are now developing optimal solutions for sports brands such as FILA.
Software centered (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its Silicon Valley headquarters, Centric Software® provides a consumer product concept digital transformation platform for fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics and consumer goods including cosmetics and personal care, food and drink. Centric’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric PLMMT, delivers enterprise-class innovations in merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality, and product portfolio optimization specifically for fast-paced consumer industries. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (CVIP) delivers highly visual digital whiteboard experiences for collaboration and decision making. Centric Retail Planning is an innovative cloud-native solution powered by Armonica Retail SRL, which provides an end-to-end retail planning process designed to maximize retail business performance. Centric Software pioneered mobility, introducing the first mobile apps for PLM, and is widely known for its connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com, scheduling and more, as well as creative tools such as Adobe.® Illustrator and a multitude of 3D CAD connectors. Centric innovations are 100% market-driven with the highest user adoption rate and fastest time to value in the industry. All of Centric’s innovations shorten time to market, drive product innovation and reduce costs.
Centric Software is majority owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mockup and PLM solutions.
Centric Software has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including being named by Red Herring to its Global 100 list in 2013, 2015, and 2016. Centric also received various Excellence Awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012 , 2016, 2018 and 2021.
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