Qima, a provider of quality control and supplier compliance solutions, announced that fashion brand Guess has selected Qimaone to digitise its quality control programme across its end-to-end global supply chain. By deploying Qimaone, Guess continues to ensure that its products are sourced responsibly and manufactured through quality control best practices.
QIMAone is a collaborative quality and supplier management platform that connects brands and suppliers with unified quality and compliance data to minimise disruption, increase visibility, and drive continuous improvement.
“As a global brand, Guess sources apparel from hundreds of supplier factories in approximately 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Guess does not own any factories itself and instead partners with manufacturing facilities and designers worldwide who supply a finished product. In this operating model, it is vital that the company stays connected to its sourcing footprint to maintain end-to-end visibility across its supplier network,” according to Qima.
With the integration of Qimaone, Guess is bringing all players in its global supply chain network together to gain complete supplier visibility across the company’s sourcing footprint. Moreover, the Qimaone mobile app allows inspectors from factories, third-party agencies, and the brand to collect necessary data more efficiently with complete real-time monitoring and collaboration.
“We are proud to say that, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, we were able to maintain our quality control program on-site as well as start implementing Qimaone in our distribution centres. We have been working with our strategic partner Qima for over two years, and throughout this uncertain and difficult time, our partnership has strengthened and moved forward to cover more aspects of our supply chain including much-needed digitisation,” said Cristina Binda, quality control manager at Guess, in a press release.
“Integrated, intelligent inspection capabilities are key for survival in today’s evolving supply chain landscape. Qimaone empowers brands like Guess with Qima’s industry-leading best practices to align all stakeholders digitally on a common quality control framework, anytime and anywhere. Armed with real-time data on their suppliers, Guess can use Qimaone to schedule local inspectors or request factories to conduct self-inspections – with just one click. As a result, Qimaone is helping Guess to raise supply chain visibility and agility,” said Sebastien Breteau, founder and CEO of Qima and Qimaone.