Build-A-Bear selects Centric as PLM system provider

Campbell, Calif. -- Product lifecycle management software provider Centric Software said Tuesday that it has become the PLM system provider to Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Build-A-Bear Workshop purchased the Product Specification, Product Sourcing, Calendar Management, Line Planning, Quality Management and Material Management modules of the Centric 8 PLM system. Build-A-Bear Workshop also will implement Centric’s mobile apps and the Enterprise Connectivity module to integrate Centric 8 data with the company’s enterprise resource planning system.

The Centric PLM software will replace a spreadsheet-driven system, according to Shari Stout, Build-A-Bear Workshop’s director of quality assurance and sourcing, and will decrease time to market and improve margins.

“The Centric PLM software will improve visibility of products through the development lifecycle — especially the clothing and accessories that customers use to dress their stuffed animals,” said Stout. “Centric 8 will eliminate processing delays, and improve progress tracking and communication with our franchisees and worldwide supply chain.”


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