Apparel marketer Kellwood Company is upgrading its IT and business systems to help achieve operational efficiencies and to improve collaboration with its partners and vendors. 

The firm, whose brands include Sag Harbor, Gerber Childenswear, and Phat Farm, will install Jesta Vision solutions to improve visibility and tracking and reduce costs.
 
The Vision Sourcing and Demand Management applications manage multiple production and procurement paths, purchase and source order management, as well as fulfilment.

The products allow organisations to track associated costs for individual products, to monitor all phases of order processing, and to manage inventory through to allocation.
 
Kellwood expects to streamline these components of its IT and business operations to further improve and support an efficient and responsive supply chain while maximising customer satisfaction.