Taiwanese athletic shoe and apparel maker Pou Chen Corporation is to install Syspro enterprise resource planning (ERP) software at two of its units in Mexico to enhance manufacturing and distribution efficiencies. 

Pou Chen Mexico SA and PC Baja SA, which manufacture athletic footwear and women's apparel respectively, are both located in Tijuana, Mexico.

The Mexican Pou Chen divisions will use Syspro ERP software to help achieve tighter inventory controls with Asian suppliers, gain real-time insight into financials and speed month-end closings.

Pro Link, PC Baja's purchasing arm based in Ontario, California, will also be utilising the system. Pro Link does the purchasing of raw materials for PC Baja, buying the materials in the US and shipping them onto Mexico.

The latest installations mean Syspro now has four deployments at Pou Chen, including two based in the US.

California-based Technologies International signed the deal and managed the earlier deployments, which enabled the company's US operations to cut excess inventory supplies by up to 20% in 12 months with 97% accuracy and an average of 4 days to close a financial month.