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ChainReaction PLM+

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ChainReaction PLM+

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Introduction

• ChainReaction PLM+ helps to manage product collections from
planning to delivery.
• It enables seamless communication and collaboration among
geographically dispersed team of internal and external
stakeholders.
• Multiple product categories are supported including apparel,
made ups, kitchenware, furniture etc.
• The solution is natively web-based, cross-platform, and
designed for mobile computing.

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Introduction

• The Product Data Management (PDM) functionality includes
product specifications, approvals and testing, costing, and billof-materials (BOM).
• The Web Workflow/Time-and-Action system enables to plan
and track each design and delivery, and integrate actions of all
Offices and Vendors with automatic reminders and escalations.
• A complete and flexible PO and Shipment Management can be
easily integrated with Forwarder and Legacy systems.
• The ChainReaction Objects API enables two-sided integration
with legacy and enterprise systems (SAP, Oracle etc.).

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Modular Architecture
Specifications

Integration with ERP/Legacy systems

Approvals &
Tests

Costing

Range Planning

BOM

Vendor
Management

Vendor
Compliance
Vendor
Collaboration

Purchase Orders

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Shipment
Management

Integration with VM/Forwarder/BI/Other systems

Products

Workflow Management / Web Time-and-Action

Sample
Development

Natively Web-based

China Buying Office

Head-office

China Vendors

DEVICES
• Windows PCs
• Apple Macs
• iPad
• iPhone
BROWSERS
• Internet Explorer
• Safari
• Chrome

Bangladesh Buying Office

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Bangladesh
Vendors

Multiple Product Categories
• Different types of product
categories
• Different fields / specifications
per product category
• Centralized management of all
product categories

• Create custom catalogue structures
• Select from many existing product
catalogues
• See different views: grid, picture,
side-by-side
• Slice-and-dice view of product
collections

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Visual Planning
• Create or import planning from external
systems
• Continuous comparison of actual
development versus plan
• Continuous comparison of purchase ordering
versus plan
• Fixture planning

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PDM
• Specifications, Approvals/Tests,
BOM, Costing.
• Can create templates for the
above at multiple levels. These
templates will automatically be
inherited by newly created
Article.
• Define Masters and Variant links
between Articles.

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PDM – Specifications 1/2
• Make complete specifications
of each product including
pictures, colourways, grading,
wash instructions etc.
• Create multiple Costing
comparing vendors and
different options
• Design collaboratively with your
offices and vendors

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PDM – Specifications 2/2

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PDM – Approvals and Tests

• Record Approvals (Lab dips,
grading etc.)
• Create size-set approvals per
Vendor or per stage of
production
• Record Tests (Colour fastness,
shrinkage etc.)

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Web Workflow
• Create reusable templates
by defining activities and
linking them together
• Track each activity of each
process
• Get warned well in time via
a sophisticated system of
alerts and escalations
• Avoid surprises - each user
knows exactly what has to
be done today, this week,
this month – no surprises
• Drill-down from a broad
process overview to
individual tasks
• Analyze work load and
performance of employees

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Web Workflow

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POs and Shipments
• Create RFQs (Request for Quote =
Reverse Auction) and send to selected
vendors. Vendors responses are
automatically tabulated.
• Manage Sampling and Purchase Orders.
• Manage Vendor information and their
specializations as well as factory and
other compliance.
• Track Shipments, allow Vendors to
directly enter shipping information.

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Highlights – Dashboards /
Reporting

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Highlights – eNotes
• Create eNotes and/or Emails
for any object. An eNote can be
added to multiple records in
one go.
• Each user can see if he/she has
any unread eNotes, per Object
or in a consolidated view.
• View the History of all eNotes
for an Object or search across
all eNotes.

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Highlights – Misc.

• Visual analysis and depiction of collection.
• “Revision changes” shown for addition, deletion and update of info with respect to the last
version
• Select multiple Articles and email Techpack PDFs to Vendors. Same for emailing PO PDFs to
Vendors.
• “Publish” Techpack forms to Vendors, creates automatic eNotes (mails).
• Sampling programs and dashboard.
• Material catalogues and BOM.
• Visual reporting.
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