Apparel group Liz Claiborne Inc has selected Product Development Company's  PTC Retail, Footwear and Apparel Solution for enterprise product-lifecycle management.

The web-based solution is aimed at improving collaboration and configuration capabilities and reducing time to market.

Liz Claiborne said it needed a solution that would optimise its product development processes to support its transformation to a highly integrated supply-chain development model.

John Sullivan, senior vice president of systems, sourcing and service at Liz Claiborne, said: "Implementation of PLM-based technologies will enable a more agile, collaborative and integrated product design and development process across the entire value chain."

"Supply chain optimisation is integral to developing and delivering compelling, trend-right products in an increasingly competitive business environment".

Liz Claiborne Inc designs and markets an extensive range of fashion apparel and accessories for women, men, teens, children and infants.

Product Development Company provides product lifecycle management, content management and enterprise publishing solutions to more than 40,000 companies worldwide.