Hosiery maker Gold Toe Brands Inc is to use New Generation Computing Inc's e-Quality software to monitor and maintain quality control of its global production.

The software, installed at its Mebane distribution centre, will add to existing e-SPS modules created by NGC, and provide the company with end-to-end visibility of its global supply chain.

e-Quality uses the Internet to capture data and facilitates the early detection of problems that could affect a retailer's or manufacturer's ability to deliver top-quality products on schedule.

The system supports a selection of audits - including workmanship audits and packing accuracy checks - at the factory level, while providing headquarter users with inspection status reports, immediate failed inspection reports, and the ability to quickly conduct defect and quality trend analyses.

Gold Toe Brands' director of information systems, Val Zumbro said: "e-Quality will enable us to significantly improve our ability to deliver our customers top-quality products on time".

Gold Toe supplies socks to a variety of department stores and national retailers.