Wolverine

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Wolverine

  1. 1. VAR: Dasi Solutions Previous CAD: Pro/Engineer Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. - USA COMPANY 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,Ι © Dassault Systèmes Ι Confidential Information Ι prompted Wolverine to evaluate other 3D design platforms. CHALLENGE Accelerate and expand product development while simultaneously increasing innovation and controlling costs. “ We make a lot of models and prototypes of our shoes, and SolidWorks has helped us to make greater use of virtual SOLIDWORKS BENEFITS models.... Overall, we have  Shortened design cycles by 60 percent. cut our development costs  Cut development costs by 50 percent. by 50 percent.”  Reduced material usage by 50 percent. Chris Petersen  Expanded product line by 200 percent. CAD/CAM Manager 1

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