Spanx founder Sara Blakely was getting ready for a party when she realized she didn't have the right undergarment to provide a blemish-free look under white pants. Armed with scissors and sheer genius, she cut the feet off her control top pantyhose and the Spanx revolution began! The problem-solving brand has become a red carpet must-have for celebrities and a daily necessity for women and men everywhere. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, SPANX® is available in 35 countries and now offers more than 200 products ranging from slimming apparel and swimsuits, to bras, activewear and men's undershirts. These body-shaping innovations have secured SPANX a place in pop-culture, with daily mentions everywhere from CNN to SNL. In addition to keeping butts covered, SPANX also shapes the world by focusing on their mission: To help women feel great about themselves and their potential.
Our designers are now using their time more efficiently, which has allowed us to have more products available and add more flexibility into our design schedules. With every improvement NGC allows us to make, we are saving valuable minutes, hours and days, which helps us save on staff overhead.
Challenge: Rapid growth at SPANX made it harder to manage information and the flow of data. SPANX needed a PLM system that could help the company streamline its product development, improve efficiency and speed to market, and enhance collaboration with its factories.