Rip Curl Catches a New Wave of Productivity with NGC’s Andromeda PLM SolutionApril 22, 2019
If you’re ready to embark on an adventure, check out Rip Curl, because it has what you need to prepare and inspire you for your journey! Based in Torquay, Australia, Rip Curl is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of high-tech surfing sportswear and a broad spectrum of accompanying products, including wetsuits, boardshorts, watches, apparel and travel gear for both men and women.
Rip Curl has become one of the largest surfing companies in Australia, Europe, South America, North America and South Africa. It strives to be the Ultimate Surfing Company, always innovating and pushing surfing to new levels. The company prides itself on its world-class roster of athletes and the simple objective to “Live the Search” -- the idea of adventure, looking for and surfing good waves, and getting up the next day to do it all again.
The Search for Better Global Collaboration
For more than 15 years, Rip Curl’s legacy supply chain software solution created a siloed environment that required each global office to have its own database and unique ways of working across products. To accelerate product design and sourcing for Rip Curl’s fashion and performance collections, the company searched the market for a single collaborative platform to connect its global network and seamlessly integrate ERP data to increase visibility and efficiency.
Surf’s Up for NGC
Following a comprehensive market evaluation, Rip Curl selected NGC’s cloud-based Andromeda PLM solution based on the platform’s robust planning functionality, strong vendor interaction capabilities, and efficient data management and entry.
“NGC understands the challenges we have as a global business and the opportunities available to us with a modern system in place,” said Heather Evans, project manager, Rip Curl. “We are excited to operate in a highly collaborative environment on a single platform to help bring together both our internal and external partners across the global supply chain.”
Riding the Andromeda Wave
In addition to working collaboratively, NGC’s Andromeda platform will help Rip Curl accelerate time to market and ensure all departments across the globe are on the same page in real time. With the new technology in place, Rip Curl will also be able to automate many of its processes to provide complete visibility and control from product concept to customer delivery.
NGC’s Andromeda PLM is created specifically for fashion brands and retailers like Rip Curl. Configurable and user friendly, our fashion and apparel PLM solution provides a common platform for all PLM-related elements including Planning, Merchandising, Design, Costing, Sampling, Quality and Sourcing. Workflow calendars allow you to track progress, predict unexpected delays and keep all departments and offices on the same page in real time.