India-based apparel company Madura Garments recently implemented St. Paul, Minn.-based Lawson
Software’s Lawson Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, a Web-based suite of
applications used to help manage products from design through production. Madura chose Lawson’s
solution to help streamline its business and product development processes.
According to Lawson, the solution allows information to be more clearly communicated across
the supply chain and for Madura to work on product development activities simultaneously, reducing
time-to-market. Before implementing the PLM solution, Madura tracked technical specifications
manually; now, the company maintains key data on a central server. Madura also can search for
product information from previous collections and seasons.
“We are already experiencing the benefits of implementing Lawson Fashion PLM,” said Natwarlal
Bhattad, group manager product development, Madura Garments. “It has allowed us not only to capture
fabric information from the mill, but also saves two to three weeks in the fabric sample request
August 25, 2009