Creating Value at Web Speed SM, Essentus Supply Chain Solutions Streamline Business Processes at Liz Claiborne Shoes Essentus International Inc. today announced that Liz Claiborne Shoes, a licensee of Liz Claiborne International has gone live with supply chain software from Essentus. Liz Claiborne Shoes is the privately held Jacksonville, Fla.-based manufacturer and distributor of high fashion and quality women's shoes that supplies its products worldwide through wholesale, retail and private label channels. Liz Claiborne Shoes is using Essentus Sourcing and Essentus Demand Management for their core supply chain management applications. These comprehensive solutions will allow the organization to oversee many aspects of production and distribution. According to John Nictas, director of IS at Liz Claiborne Shoes, "Essentus products were chosen for their overall architecture, functionality and their ability to interface with the company's other systems. The end result will enhance flexibility and efficiency, enabling Liz Claiborne Shoes to increase its competitiveness and add bottom-line value to its business processes." As the first shoe importer to "go live" with Essentus, Liz Claiborne Shoes joins the increasing ranks of the over 300 Essentus customers who are availing themselves of the benefits of the supply chain solutions specifically designed for the unique requirements of the apparel and footwear industry. This growing list includes Maidenform, Kentucky Textiles, Tropical Sportswear International, Armand Thierry, Celio, Kellwood and Genesco.