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Survey Analysis: Apparel Companies Plan PLM Investments to Achieve Dual Goals of Efficiency and Agility

Published: 03 November 2015

ID: G00291710

Analyst(s): Janet Suleski , Anna Toncheva


More U.S. and Canadian retail, footwear and apparel companies are planning PLM technology investments to improve efficiency and agility. Product development owners and supply chain leaders can use this survey analysis to see where this technology has been effective and how it might be expanded.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • More Companies Plan PLM Investments
  • Centralization and Cloud Technology Are Driving PLM Investments
    • PLM Has Yet to Be Fully Recognized as a Competitive Differentiator
  • PLM Has Improved Product Design
  • PLM Has Not Met Time-to-Market Expectations
  • Functional Wish List
  • Methodology
  • Definitions
    • Defining the Scope of PLM

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