Lifestyle Brands and Retailers are looking for innovative ways of working with manufacturers, speed and compliance in this every challenging market. Our meet-up will feature the most innovative factories who specialize in fashion knitwear for some of the leading european brands. Speed, Design and product development are what sets this group apart. bring your team, socialize eat and drink with a group that speaks your language. First join Fashion Connected and then RSVP to this breakthrough fashion technology event in one of the greatest apparel and technology cities in the world.
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.
When you put the guest, client and or customer experience at the center of your value proposition - a powerful transformation begins.
In retail and lifestyle brands, many organizations are looking to maximize the customer experience through highly innovative sustainable products and messaging. When you REALLY put the customer experience as the driving factor, everything becomes easier to focus on.
Getting in-bound and outbound teams to understand your product message is more vital today than before. Product experience, value (Benefit / Price) and quality are still leading attributes of buyers along with sustainability. Socializing a product range early and accurately is still a challenge based on the limitations of our current model of flat sketches and physical limitation such as availability of raw materials, supply-chain and logistics and physical sample costs.
Would you rather do go down a path which will bring marginal improvement or one that will give you EXPONENTIAL improvement.
Questions to ask are:
1. What is your adoption ratio from design to development?
2. How long is commercialization process from concept/planning to in-store.
3. How many samples do you average per development style?
4. How many design and development samples do you request per season?
5. What is your Why ?
Once you have the answers to these questions, you can quickly begin down an amazing path from your "as-is" state to your "to-be". StycheCo can show you measurable improvements in accuracy, collaboration, speed to market and supply-chain visibility and agility. We are not consultants but enthusiasts who have a track record of award winning customer satisfaction and long-term vision.