The company’s previous ERP was lacking visibility and there was a duplication of information across various systems and programs, creating inefficiencies and confusion. “The tools we had been using for many years were no longer up to date and were not sophisticated enough for our business processes. We had different systems all containing various product data which made it difficult for users to keep up. In some cases, the same data was being entered twice in different systems and occasionally data would be not be accessible to some users because it was associated with personal databases or accounts,” explains Giovanni Bisotti, IT Manager, Imax Srl.
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The need to simplify information, flexibility to manage processes and data and react rapidly convinced IMAX to invest in Centric PLM solution. “IMAX’s focus on manufacturing high-quality clothing means that they need an adaptable, easy to use, innovative solution to drive efficiency while maintaining agility. We are very pleased to partner with them to help meet their cost-savings and time to market goals,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software.
IMAX is part of the Max Mara Group and produces knitwear and jersey for most of its 35 different labels with production in Italy as well as some outsourcing to sites in Europe and Asia.