Developing and Sourcing products is a process coming under increasing pressure, especially for private label business where compliance created additional pressures. STYLEman PLM uses Critical Paths to help manage Development, Sourcing and Compliance issues throughout the system.
Events on Critical Paths have designated responsibilities, and alerts and emails can be sent when events are imminent and overdue, and escalated to management where necessary. Non-users of the system can be tasked by email, but the system is at its best as a collaborative hub, with all parties able to view their responsibilities.
Critical paths can be added to styles to manage development, to Purchase Orders to manage the procurement and even to Fabric, Trim and Packaging orders. All the Critical Paths are linked together to give an overview of the development and sourcing process.