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CUSTOMER CASE:

 

THE CHALLENGE:

Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. manufactures more than a dozen footwear brands—including well-known names like Hush Puppies, Merrell, and Wolverine—doing business in 190 countries and various footwear categories. Until 2001, Wolverine used the Pro/ENGINEER® CAD system to develop its products. At that time, usability and cost issues, and management’s plans to grow the company’s product offering prompted Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. to evaluate other 3D design platforms.

THE SOLUTION:

Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. chose SOLIDWORKS Premium software because it is easy to use, provides greater value at a lower price, and includes integrated surfacing, visualization, and simulation tools. By selecting SOLIDWORKS Premium, Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. has shortened its design cycles, cut its development costs, reduced material usage, and expanded its product line.

THE RESULT:

  • Shortened design cycles by 60%
  • Cut development costs by 50%
  • Reduced material usage by 50%
  • Expanded product line by 200%

 

Industry: Manufacturing and Electronics