UK sock supplier Cleversocks has chosen to implement Fast React's Vision e-PLM software solution to improve communication, coordination, control and visibility.

Cleversocks, which produces for Pierre Cardin, Bramble and Thermasock, said it has a growing customer base, a larger range of styles and "relentless demand" to get products to market faster and more efficiently. The company added that it realised its existing in-house systems and spreadsheets were likely to become an inhibitor to growth.

"We are proud to have built a successful business in which quality always comes first, but with continued growth, reducing lead times and increasing complexity, it became clear that we needed to update our processes and systems to retain our competitive advantage," said managing director Rajinder Rai. 
Fast React's Vision e-PLM is expected to provide Cleversocks with improved visibility, coordination and control to manage all of its key processes from design through to product delivery. The programme will include best in class critical path management, which will provide Cleversocks with forward visibility of prioritised tasks, deadlines, early alerts and supporting information.