Product master data

EBP Product Master Data - ebp Global

Case details

Client Profile

A Canadian multinational Sports brand



>$6bn USD



Problem Statement

Inconsistent definition and use of product master data and lack of ownership for product master data

  • Interviews with business leaders to understand and assess the current pain points - across Concept to Shelf process
  • Redefined the definition (simple and consistent) for Master Style, Style, (introduced) Article and BoM
  • Simplified planning process
  • Enabled multi-sourcing of main fabric, and lot tracing
  • Product Data Governance structure and members - convinced CFO to be sponsor/owner
  • Defined Stage Gate Data requirements
  • Refined Product hierarchy with simple, clear and consistent definition
  • Change Impact assessment across all functional groups within lululemon
  • Business transition plan, Technical solution design - across all functional teams
  • Data Governance structure, roles, responsibilities, Job Description
  • Consistent definition and use of Product mater data including hierarchy across functions improved work efficiency
  • Enabled multi-sourcing of T1 and T2 suppliers to support dual-sourcing needs with minimal resource investment
  • Product Data governance structure and committee in place to ensure data accuracy for any decision making
  • Streamlined product hierarchy to reduce the number of (master) styles and easy identification of master style for many different purposes, ie, costing negotiation, demand forecast aggregation, performance tracking by product group