October 21, 2015 08:30 ET

CGS to Host Webinar Focused on Product Lifecycle Management

Cross-Industry Panel of Product, Design and Production Experts to Join Webinar Panel Discussion

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2015) - CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, today announced it will be hosting a webinar moderated by just-style titled, Tear Down Communication Silos with PLM, on Thursday, October 29, at 1 p.m. ET.

According to the American Apparel and Footwear Association, 97 percent of all apparel products sold in the U.S. are made overseas. As the value chain continues to globalize, the increasingly complex worldwide supplier ecosystem presents many challenges for companies, including communication and process visibility. The CGS-hosted webinar, Tear Down Communication Silos with PLM, will bring together a cross-industry panel of product, design and production experts to discuss how companies can vastly change the way they collaborate and share information to improve workflows through the use of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions.

The webinar panel will include frontline practitioners, Sasha Sankovich, technical design consultant, Apparel Industry; Molly Rammel, director of process improvement - strategy & operations, Ellery Homestyles; Helen Jack, Market Insight Consultant, Retail & Apparel; and Jason Roth, vice president, applications, CGS. The panelists will share stories, lessons learned and best practices conveying how PLM improved communication, process visibility and control across in-house and global supply chain operations. Panelists will also discuss how integration of PLM within their businesses helped them to improve agility, exceed expectations, drive revenue and collaboratively bring new, profitable products to market faster.

"In today's fast-paced and ultra-competitive apparel industry, the need for complete visibility and clear communication throughout the global supply chain is the key to success," said Paul Magel, president, Business Applications and Technology Outsourcing division, CGS. "With our 30+ years of experience in the retail and apparel industry, we are aware of the challenges and trends this industry faces. We are excited to bring together an expert panel with hands-on experience to discuss PLM and how the technology is helping brands exceed their production goals, streamline processes and meet their business objectives."

CGS's BlueCherry® PLM solution provides a comprehensive set of tools to manage the entire product lifecycle for apparel fashion, accessories, lifestyle and footwear brands. In addition to core product data management, bill of materials, technical specifications and other commonly available PLM tools, BlueCherry PLM draws from its enterprise solution heritage to deliver a broader set of integrated line planning, design, product development, sourcing and production capabilities to meet the demands of today's rapidly changing marketplace.

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About CGS
For over 30 years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. CGS is wholly focused on creating comprehensive solutions that meet clients' complex, multi-dimensional needs and support clients' most fundamental business activities. Headquartered in New York City, CGS has offices across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter at @CGSinc and @BlueCherryCGS and on Facebook.