Chico’s FAS Inc. Selects PTC Windchill® FlexPLM® for Enterprise PLM
by Deepak Sharma on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Chico’s FAS Inc, a women's specialty retailer has has selected PTC’s FlexPLM for all its brands: Chicos, White House|Black Market and Soma Intimates. Establishing a single PLM platform will enable Chico’s to reduce material costs, cycle times and product development costs. FlexPLM will manage Chico’s brands’ suppliers, materials and a fast-paced global apparel calendar so that Chico’s can make better sourcing decisions and achieve greater efficiency in its costs and inventory.
“When evaluating PLM vendors, we wanted software that was not only going to help us drive productivity and reduce costs, but we wanted a solution that was going to be easy to use,” said Krissy Blakeway, senior vice president of Chico’s design and product development. “As the technology leader, PTC was the unanimous choice of our user community. We believe that as we move forward and standardize on Windchill FlexPLM, our ability to be first to market with the latest fashion will be enhanced.”
“PTC fully understands the retail industry pain points and we work closely with our customers to not only help them overcome those existing challenges, but to look ahead, anticipate needs and innovate,” said Kathleen Mitford, vice president, market strategy, PTC. “Chico’s FAS Inc. is already a leader and by standardizing on Windchill, the company will be able to continue to expand its position by realizing the benefits of margin improvement, cycle reduction time and personal productivity gains.”