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Consumer goods manufacturers and the retailers who bring their products to market are operating in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex. Leaders in this industry are able to turn this increasing complexity into financial advantage by embodying creative leadership, building operating dexterity and reinventing customer relationships. CEOs believe creativity is the most important leadership quality. Creative leaders encourage experimentation throughout their organizations. They also plan to make deeper business model changes to realize their strategies, take more calculated risks and keep innovating in how they lead and communicate.
The most successful retail organizations co-create products and services with customers, and integrate customers into core processes. They adopt new channels to engage and stay in tune with customers, and glean more intelligence from the barrage of available data to make customer intimacy their number-one priority. “Getting connected” to better understand, predict and give customers what they really want is the top priority. Dexterous leaders expect to generate 20 percent more of their future revenues from new sources.
Pressures to manage product development costs and timelines, and the need to create new revenue streams while keeping up with constantly changing customer preferences demand a new strategy to launch products to the market. More and more consumer goods and retail companies are adopting integrated Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to better manage this complexity and improve operational dexterity. Dassault Systèmes PLM solutions provide tangible business value across a broad range of initiatives; from conceptual design and simulation to in-store merchandising, on-line selling and harnessing the value of social media to define a whole new experience for Consumer Good and Retail customers. In addition to product design and development, solution capabilities include season and line planning, merchandise planning and better management of components, standards, samples, vendors, quality, global sourcing and commercialization.
Dassault Systèmes is an IBM Premier Business Partner and their Private Label Product Development and Launch Solution has been validated for IBM’s Retail Industry Framework. This is designed to support a smarter way of performing business operations through integrated solutions that help accelerate business performance. Built on IBM software and industry expertise and using open standards for easy integration with other systems, the framework provides advanced information management, analytics, automation and process integration among business areas. Their solution has also been validated to support IBM Servers, Storage, DB2, WebSphere, Tivoli and Lotus so all components of the solution can be installed more quickly and at lower risk.
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