Wolverine Worldwide Inc.
- Shortened design cycles by 60 percent
- Cut development costs by 50 percent
- Reduced material usage by 50 percent
- Expanded product line by 200 percent
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 to evaluate other 3D design platforms.
Wolverine 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 has shortened its design cycles by 60 percent, cut its development costs by 50 percent, reduced material usage by 50 percent, and expanded its product line by 200 percent.
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Simulation Premium, SolidWorks eDrawings Professional, SolidWorks Premium
Benefit: Value, Results, Collaboration, Implementation, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Innovation, Product-level Drawings, Photorealistic Renderings, Design Reuse
VAR: DASI Solutions, L.L.C