NEEDHAM, MA, November, 2011 PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced that Cabela's, the world's largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise, has chosen Windchill FlexPLM software, PTC's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for retail, to eliminate redundant tasks and enable more time for creativity and innovation. That emphasis on speed-to-innovation will enable Cabela's to introduce more Cabela's brand products to the assortment each season, thereby growing its overall brand in the US and globally.
Cabela's is using PTC PLM solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of its apparel products from conception through design, technical design, sourcing and manufacturing to commercialization. By integrating business processes, workflow and data, PTC solutions are enabling Cabela's to increase fill rates and improve margins — thus supporting Cabela's core strategy of improving merchandising performance.
In selecting PTC solutions, Cabela's was particularly interested in the proven processes and practices enabled by its out-of-the-box capabilities. Being able to implement a comprehensive retail PLM system in a short period of time has allowed Cabela's to quickly realize value and reduce product cycle-time from ideation to commercialization.
"We take our brand very seriously at Cabela's and that is why we partnered with PTC," said Gabriel Garcia, PLM Manager for Cabela's. "Being able to implement a best practices PLM solution out-of-the-box was crucial for us. By week three with PTC, we were already adding design content and adding much more to our apparel brand line."
"With all of the change and challenges in the retail industry today, Cabela's recognized the clear advantage of deploying a comprehensive PLM solution and chose PTC to deliver that solution quickly and efficiently," said Beth Borland, Director of Retail & Consumer strategy, PTC. "Now that their Apparel division has successfully implemented Windchill — and immediately began to see the business benefits — we are excited to continue working with Cabela's to roll out to its Footwear and Hardgoods Products divisions so that they too can expand their lines and the overall Cabela's brand."
The Windchill-based enterprise solution for the retail and consumer industries is designed to address both industry-specific challenges as well as everyday business pressures. It offers a high-performance, Web-based platform that provides line planning, specification management, merchandizing, product development, sourcing, costing, quality and compliance with full supply chain collaboration capabilities for managing the complete product lifecycle.
PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company's technology solutions transform the way products are created and serviced across the entire product lifecycle — from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 businesses in rapidly evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide.
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