Audience: Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.
Register now for, “GAINING GLOBAL VISIBILITY, HOW TARGUS POWERS UP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WITH PLM”.
Growth is a wonderful problem to have! PLM helps scale up and adds structure so growth is less like drinking from a firehose. How can technology like PLM help brands centralize all the moving parts of product development and give the ability to work across many regions?
Join our webinar and hear from Prashant Urkudey, Director of IT Business Applications at Targus International LLC, the U.S.-based global brand for laptop bags, tablet cases, backpacks and much more. Prashant will talk about how PLM streamlined product development to improve visibility and decision making, reduced data errors, and improved accuracy to save time and increased collaboration across five regional offices in four time zones.
Attendees of this webinar will learn how to:
- Manage growth and its challenges
- Manage product development teams across many regions
- Add more categories without adding complexity
Director of IT Business Applications
Targus International LLC
Prashant Urkudey is a Director of IT Business Applications at Targus International LLC where he leads the team overseeing the Information Technology application development and management for global Targus regions. Prashant joined Targus in 2002 and over the years has been leading Targus into technology forefront with his easygoing approach to work compassionately with all sectors of business and all levels, his technical depth and his passion for process efficiency across the board. He has championed implementation of Centric Product Life Cycle Management system, global SharePoint intranets, business process automation using K2 workflow and business critical applications. Before joining the Targus team, Prashant worked at Bausch and Lomb after a successful career at ACNielsen BASES.
Prashant is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from UDCT, India and after working for a few years in engineering, he came to Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University for his MBA in MIS.
Director Marketing Americas
Centric Software, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Nate Herman oversees AAFA’s government relations department, managing the association’s lobbying, policy, and regulatory affairs activities. Nate leads AAFA’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, formulating and implementing CSR policy and representing AAFA and the industry on CSR issues before governments, NGOs, and other key stakeholders. Nate also leads the association’s work on sustainability, transportation, logistics, and customs issues. In addition, Nate develops all apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA's resident economist. Prior to joining AAFA, Nate worked for six years at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration assisting U.S. firms in entering the global market. Nate spent the last two years as the Department's industry analyst for the footwear and travel goods industries. Nate received a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1992.