Jones Apparel Group Inc, a leading designer and marketer of branded apparel, footwear and accessories in the United States, has implemented QRS Corp's Tradeweave Collaborative Merchandising solution to enhance its merchandising process and work more effectively with its retail customers.

The software application enables general merchandise and apparel vendors to efficiently manage the merchandising and selling processes, and helps them reduce time-to-market and enhance revenue growth.

"Managing the complexities of supply and demand is vital to profitability," said Paul Lanham, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Jones Apparel Group. "Today's vendors must have the ability to quickly respond to rapidly changing customer demand to leverage trend opportunities and make informed decisions about goods that affect the bottom line."

Jones Apparel Group was one of the companies involved in developing the Collaborative Merchandising application, which enables vendors to create styles, develop line lists and buy plans, and build customer assortment plans and orders via the Web.