Let's face it, if innovation & scale had a nemesis it would have to be, complexity. After all how can you have NPI, if your processes and systems:
a) Don't talk to each other
b) Are too complex to use
c) and if they do, it takes twice if not 3 times as long to commercialize.
Perhaps brands are not asking the right questions or rather brands need to be talking to new advisors.
I've heard great things from companies like thoughtworks, who come into a company or industry challenged with a problem, and with a fresh set of eyes, within weeks or months, have a working solution.
Every company I visit, I ask a question to the product creation teams:
"please raise your hand if you are delighted with the process and tools you are using to create product"
The response is not surprising. So far, no one has raised their hand. The reason: COMPLEXITY.
Brands for years have relied on strategic consultants who are incentivized by billable hours and lengthy process analysis, assessment, RFI, RFP, demo scripts, system selection and implementation which in total, could easily reach $100K to well over 10's of millions of dollars and take as long as 2 to 5 years to fully implement.
Enter stycheco, with a more nimble and high value approach to addressing the complexity around NPD (New Product Development) and NPI (New Product Introduction) for the retail, apparel and fast moving consumer goods category.
stycheco is like no other advisory firm in the fashion and fast moving consumer goods industry. We are the only advisory firm that has earned the trust of retailers, brands, technology providers and industry experts by having co-founded and globally implemented an award winning PLM application, YuniquePLM from 2002 to 2009. Moreover, we are the only firm who incorporates a uniquely deep technological and process expertise, in the fast moving, apparel product design to commercialization arena. The combined knowledge streams of technology and process experience, offer brands a unique ability to align, educate and execute both 2D to 3D on-boarding in weeks rather than years.
Stycheco also mitigates a brands, risk and exposure to years of time, trying to implement something that will most likely be obsolete by the time they have fully implemented.
Just as there is a push in retail and fashion to be fast, nimble and cost effective, we want brands to be sure they are fast, nimble and prepared for a sustainable PLM & 3D journey.
Contact us for more information about how your organization and stycheco can collaborate.