How Triumph Have Used PLM To Extend 130 Years of Innovation

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Triumph has achieved significant growth since it was founded in 1886 as a little corset factory in Germany. Today, the company is present in 120 countries with its core brands, Triumph and sloggi, and had 2014 revenues of 1.437 billion euros. As a successful global manufacturer of lingerie, underwear, sleepwear and swimwear, Triumph is continually looking to improve its…. ability to maximise innovation while simultaneously managing the inherent complexity and scale of their operation.

As a global brand manufacturer, the structure at Triumph is very complex and vast. With three innovation centers, four design centers, five production centers and 3rd party sourcing all spread across Germany, Austria, Hong Kong and Japan, different processes were being used across the board, and information stored in scattered local lists.

Triumph decided that they needed a business enabling technology that would bring these factions under one umbrella, and turned to PLM.

Triumph is going through a business transformation and PLM is one part of it. We know we can be much smarter in developing our products and bringing them to market faster through a global PLM system.

Back in October, we were lucky enough to have Saman Ekanayake, Head of Product Development at Triumph share how they managed to ditch the multitude of local solutions, excel spreadsheets and systems, and how through PLM they have transformed the business structure into that of a global company.

And lucky for you, you can watch the presentation here:

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The session covers:

  • Triumph’s business objectives and challenges
  • Reasons to initiate a PLM project
  • How PLM is part of their business realignment strategy
  • Why Triumph chose Centric Software
  • An overview of the project’s first results and future roll-out

Saman provides a real life example of how PLM can help with simplifying development, adding structure, removing inefficiencies and increasing transparency. In this instance it has allowed Triumph to continue their 130-year-old tradition of innovation, dedication and success through a perfectly streamlined development process.

Want more of this?

At PI Apparel this June, PVH,  Ariat, Kohls are amongst some of the brands who will be sharing their data management stories. See the website for the full program and booking.


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