Crocs Selects Centric Software PLM to Manage Footwear Product Development

Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

Crocs, Inc. has chosen Centric Software, Inc., for its product lifecycle management (PLM) software.

Crocs will implement the full Centric 8 PLM suite to manage its product development process, including concept, design and sourcing. The company will implement the Centric 8 PLM system on a worldwide basis, to hundreds of users including Crocs suppliers and partners. Crocs will integrate Centric 8 with its SAP enterprise software, says Dale Bathum, Crocs chief product officer.

Centrics unique blend of product, team and execution plan makes it clearly the best choice for Crocs, says Bathum. Centric 8 will help Crocs speed development, and gain visibility earlier in the product development cycle to make better decisions.

Using Centrics PLM software to help make product go/no-go decisions, Crocs can determine whether to go forward with a product while still in the midst of the development cycle. Importantly, says Bathum, the company can continually re-evaluate and validate decisions based on changing cost and product inputs, gaining the ability to make go/no-go decisions as needed throughout the product development process. Results include maximizing impact on strategic business objectives and minimizing product development costs.

Crocs will implement two of Centrics patent-pending mobile apps in the deployment: Centric 8 Collection Book for Fashion iPad and Capture It for iPhone. The Collection Book for Fashion iPad app will allow Crocs to link its footwear collections in the PLM system to corporate and retail buyers in the showroom through an interactive mobile device. The Capture It for iPhone app will let Crocs users take and upload photos directly to the Centric 8 PLM system quickly, accurately and easily, making them instantly available for review, mark-up and analysis.

Crocs recognizes the value of Centrics footwear development knowledge, and the value of the out-of-the-box, configurable Centric 8 PLM software that incorporates mobile applications, says Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric. Centric 8s advanced capabilitiescombined with Centrics Agile Deployment(SM) methodologywill enable Crocs to rapidly implement and advance its footwear product development methodology and improve business processes.

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Crocs, Inc. is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children. Crocs offers several distinct shoe collections with more than 300 four-season footwear styles. All Crocs shoes feature Croslite material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs fans know and love. Crocs fans “Get Crocs Comfort Inside” every pair of shoes, from the iconic clog to new sneakers, sandals, boots and heels. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 200 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world. The brand celebrated reaching $ 1 billion in annual sales in 2011.

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Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies. The Centric 8 PLM suite delivers easy-to-use functionality to manage critical, inseparable business processes, including product development, sourcing, business planning, quality management and collection management. Centric 8 is a modularized system that implements and delivers value rapidly using an Agile Deployment (SM) methodology.

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EIC Announces Nominations For 18th Annual PRISM Awards- Nods for Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Oprah, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Edie Falco, Allison Janney, LL Cool J, Jewel

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014

The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) has announced the nominees for the 18th Annual PRISM Awards. The PRISM Awards honor TV, movie, music, online, and comic book entertainment that accurately depicts drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction, as well as mental health issues. The Nomination Review Committee of over 80 representatives of both the entertainment industry and health field, selected nominees from nearly 400 productions submitted, according to Brian Dyak, President and CEO of EIC.

Among networks, CBS and Lifetime came out on top with 12 nominations apiece, followed by ABC (10), Showtime (8), TNT (6), NBC (5), TeenNick and MTV (3 each), and Fox, CNN and OWN (2 each). ABC Studios took the number one slot among studios with 12 nominations, followed by CBS Studios/CBS Domestic Television (11), Warner Bros. (8), Sony (7), Weinstein Co. and Universal/NBC Universal Television (6 each), 20th/Fox 21/FTVS (4), Epitome Pictures (3), and Lionsgate and Relativity (2 each).

Winners will be announced during a ceremony on April 22, 2014 at the Skirball Center. For more information on the ceremony and tribute program, please visit our website. The 18th Annual PRISM Showcase is set to be nationally televised in September as part of National Recovery Month through flagship airing partner FX Network, as well as other cable networks, broadcast stations, video on demand, and web streaming.

In the Feature Film categories, nominees were August: Osage County and Lee Daniels The Butler (Weinstein Co.), Cleavers Destiny (Dagger Charge Films), Don Jon (Relativity/Voltage), Home (Entertainment One), Junction (Choice Films), The Spectacular Now (A24), and The Story of Luke (Gravitas Ventures). Feature film performances nominated were Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon), Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County), Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels The Butler), and Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now). Woodley was previously nominated for Secret Life of an American Teenager.

For Comedy Series, nominated episodes or multi-episode storylines hailed from Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! (Comedy Central), Californication (Showtime), Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime), Mom (CBS), and Nurse Jackie (Showtime). Drop Dead Diva and Nurse Jackie are both past winners and Californication is a past nominee. Nominated comedy performances were David Duchovny (Californication), Brooke Elliott (Drop Dead Diva), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), and Anna Faris and Allison Janney (Mom). Elliott and Falco are past nominees and Janney is a past winner for the TV movie Our Very Own.

Drama Episodes nominated were from Blue Bloods (CBS), Bones (Fox), Graceland (USA), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC), Longmire (A&E), The Mentalist (CBS), Scandal (ABC), and Southland (TNT), as well as two episodes of Perception (TNT). Both SVU and Southland are past winners, and Blue Bloods is a past nominee. Michael Cudlitz (Southland), John Francis Daley (Bones), Will Estes (Blue Bloods), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), and Eric McCormack (Perception) were nominated for Performance in a Drama Episode. Last year, Cudlitz took home the prize.

In the area of Drama Multi-Episode Storylines, nods went to Dexter (Showtime), Elementary (CBS), Homeland (Showtime), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC), Nashville (ABC), NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), Parenthood (NBC), and Shameless (Showtime), as well as two separate story arcs for Greys Anatomy (ABC). Homeland, SVU (twice), Greys (twice), Parenthood (four times) and Shameless are all past winners, while Nashville took home last years EIC Presidents Award. This is Elementarys second consecutive nomination. Performance nominations for multi-episode stories went to Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Justin Chambers, James Remar and Chandra Wilson (all Greys Anatomy), Mariska Hargitay (SVU), Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary), LL Cool J and Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: LA), and Hayden Panettiere (Nashville). Chambers, Liu and Panettiere are past nominees. Hargitay previously earned an award for SVU, while Wilson took home the award for the TV movie Accidental Friendship.

Christmas with Tucker (Hallmark) and the Lifetime movies Anna Nicole, Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, House of Versace, and Ring of Fire earned nominations for TV Movie or Miniseries. TV Movie Performance nods went to Agnes Buckner (Anna Nicole), Gina Gershon (House of Versace), and Jewel and Matt Ross (Ring of Fire), as well as the ensemble for Call Me Crazy. Also nominated was daytime drama series Days of Our Lives (NBC), which has won multiple times over the years.

In the Teen or Childrens Program arena, nominees were three storylines from Degrassi: The Next Generation (TeenNick) and an episode of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon). Nick News has won twice before and Degrassi took the award last year. Original Internet Programming nominations were for the WIGS series Lauren and Susanna, and for online webisode Next Weeks Game. Internet performance nominees were Jennifer Beals and Troian Bellisario for Lauren, and Maggie Grace and Anna Paquin for Susanna. This is the first year online programming is being recognized.

18th Annual PRISM Awards Nomination List

Feature Film Substance Use

August: Osage County


Lee Daniels The Butler

The Spectacular Now

Feature Film Mental Health

Cleavers Destiny

Don Jon


The Story of Luke

Performance in a Feature Film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels The Butler

Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now

Comedy Series Episode or Multi-Episode Storyline

Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! Season 1

Californication “The Unforgiven” / “Quitters”

Drop Dead Diva “Cheaters”

Mom: Season 1

Nurse Jackie: Season 5

Performance in a Comedy Series

David Duchovny, Californication

Brooke Elliott, Drop Dead Diva

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Anna Faris, Mom

Allison Janney, Mom

Drama Series Episode Substance Use

Bones “The Friend in Need”

Graceland “Hair of the Dog”

Longmire “Partys Over”

Scandal “Snake in the Garden”

Southland “Chaos”

Drama Series Episode Mental Health

Blue Bloods “Front Page News”

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Born


The Mentalist “Red, White and Blue”

Perception “Asylum”

Perception “Wounded”

Performance in a Drama Series Episode

Michael Cudlitz, Southland

John Francis Daley, Bones

Will Estes, Blue Bloods

Tony Goldwyn, Scandal

Eric McCormack, Perception

Drama Multi-Episode Storyline Mental Health

Greys Anatomy: Baileys OCD

Homeland: Season 3

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Surrender

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China Leather Shoes Industry Analysis and 2015 Forecasts in New Research Report at

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 24, 2014

Due to slowdown in economic growth both in China and beyond in 2012-2013, leather shoes manufacturers and leather shoes retailers shouldered grave operation pressure in the wake of the slowdown in the industry.

Output & Consumption

The economic slowdown frustrates Chinese consumers who have weakening willingness to buying non-necessities such as leather shoes. As such, adverse factors, including price hike of raw materials, growing exchange rate and soaring labor cost, bring with tough business environment for entrepreneurs who, in turn, hold pessimistic attitude towards future development. In 2012-2013, both the output and consumption of China leather shoes industry witnessed a decline, with the output growth rates down to 5.29% and 7.45%, respectively, while the consumption growth rates down to 9.22% and 8.42%, a level well below the 2010 boom albeit its outperforming the 2011 level. Thus far, the confidence of both consumers and entrepreneurs has yet substantively changed for better. Given this, it is expected that the growth rates for both the output and consumption in China leather shoes industry will sustain slight decline tendency between 2014 and 2015.

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Anti-dumping investigations launched by many countries on made-in-China leather shoes are very frequent for a long time, which forces Chinese industrial players to bear higher import tariff and anti-dumping duty. In Nov.2012, Zhejiang Aokang Shoes won a lawsuit in an anti-dumping case, which cheered up Chinese leather shoes makers export confidence to some extent. According to the estimate, the export volume of made-in-China leather shoes will realize slight growth in upcoming two years.

Industrial Cluster

The production of leather shoes in China still concentrates in Fujian, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces, the combined output of which accounted for 69.62% of Chinas total in 2013. As a result of the growing wages and decreasing labor resources, leather shoes enterprises in the three provinces are encountered with higher operation pressure. In the meanwhile, some leather shoes producers are transferring their production bases to West and Central China where feature abundant labor resources and lower pay. It is projected that the leather shoes output of these three provinces will occupy a decreased proportion of the total in China, and that the output in Hunan, Chongqing and Sichuan will see a rise.

Marketing Channel

Along with the ceaseless improvement and development of e-commerce, China online shopping industry has long been maintaining booming development. In 2013, the market size of China online shopping industry soared by 40% year-on-year to roughly RMB1.82424 trillion. Many leading leather shoes enterprises including Belle, Aokang, Red Dragonfly, Yearcon and Mulinsen have jumped on e-commerce business by opening up flagship stores or franchised stores through the platform of Tmall, JD and other well-known B2C websites.

Leading industrial players continue to give priority to expansion or renovation of franchised stores. For instance, Belle International is keen on expanding retail outlets, with the number of self-run shoes retail outlets increasing by 442 on Chinese Mainland in the first half of 2013. Another example is Zhejiang Aokang Shoes, which, on the contrary, puts sub-brands together in a store with larger coverage and more staff for sale or sort management.

The report highlights:

Industrial Pattern, Brand Pattern, Regional Pattern of Global and China Shoemaking Industry;

Number, Gross Margin, Output, Consumption, Export Volume and Outlook of Chinese Leather Shoes Enterprises;

Market Characteristics, Main Brands, Prices, Market Occupancy of Mens Leather Shoes and Womens Leather Shoes Market;

Status Quo and Prediction of Main Leather Shoes Production Regions in China;

Main Marketing Channels of Made-in-China Leather Shoes, and Supply of Leather;

Brands, Revenue, Gross Margin, Distribution of Sales Outlet, and Development Strategy of Main Leather Shoes Manufacturers in China

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Online Retailer GoJane Announces New Line of Matching Sets

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014

Matching sets are an easy way to restock summertime wardrobes and GoJane has lots of options to choose from.

A pencil skirt has a super-sexy silhouette that slims hips and elongates legs on virtually any figure, says GoJane stylist and blogger Emily Devine.

Look for colorful polka dot, tartan and geometric patterns, as well as high-waist and even patent leather pencil skirt styles that run the gamut from school- and work-appropriate to hot-date-appropriate. Customers who seek more exotic styles can find skater, mini, midi, sweater, cut-out and layered skirts with a veritable rainbow of color options.

Pants and shorts in a similar breadth of styles are another option to show off a little or a lot of leg.

Matching sets are a great way to build out a wardrobe by zeroing in on the pieces that speak to you, Devine says. You can combine them as intended or mix and match to create your own unique looks.

For the upper half of the body, GoJane also carries bandeau tops, cropped tanks, mesh tanks, cropped sweaters, bra tops, sleeveless high-low tops and crossover tops in floral, mesh, polka dot, leather and textured patterns. Each cut is fun, flirty and daring and will keep any woman cool even in the hottest summer months. Plus, GoJanes affordable styles mean customers wont sweat the bills either.

Our complete mesh cropped top and matching mesh midi skirt is a bold combination reminiscent of the dress Kate wore to catch Prince Williams eye, says Devine. Perhaps our customers will experience similar results.

To round out the set, shop GoJane for stylish shoes and accessories.

GoJane is an online retailer of fashion-forward apparel for progressive young women. The website offers all of the latest trends in clothing and accessories for a fraction of the cost of designer brands. GoJanes helpful customer service team is available five days a week, and their 30-day return policy makes finding the right size fast and easy.

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