When I was a recent arts college grad I found myself swept up in the late 90’s tech boom. Initially I resisted cubicle life, but soon discovered a true love of technology and affinity for process improvement and project management.
After 7 years managing large-scale software development projects, I transitioned into Apparel Design and went from using database-driven systems to manage every process to doing everything in Excel. It was painful. I soon adapted to managing 100+ spreadsheets every season, but I never stopped wishing for the kind of tools I'd had in the tech industry.
Things have changed a lot since I first started in Apparel. Most businesses now clearly understand how game-changing technologies like PLM can be, and many have started implementing them. Adoption is only increasing as more and more PLM providers take the time to really learn the Apparel space and better tailor their products for all sizes of companies in the industry.
Unfortunately, this is also the bad news when trying to pick one – there are so many options, all with ever-growing product ranges - it’s hard to know where to start.
That is where I come in. Over my 15 years in small to mid-sized Apparel companies, I’ve managed almost every aspect of the development and commercialization process. I understand the pain points and business needs intimately. But I also understand how database-driven systems work, what they can and can’t fix, and most importantly, how to get people excited about the benefits. The best system in the world won’t help if you can’t get people to embrace it.
Selecting and implementing a PLM requires a large investment of time and money, so before you commit you want to make sure the partner you’ve picked will be right for you for the long term. Let’s see if I can help you do that.