Fashionchain has developed a product to enable companies to track down the exact whereabouts of goods in the supply chain.

Sourcing Server is a subscription-based, web supply chain management solution that tracks complex pre-production, production and delivery processes.

It enables users to track and notify partners of the status of purchase orders manage inventory, alert and be alerted to problems and react promptly.

Dr Michael Wybo, senior vice president and managing director of Fashionchain said: "It is a workflow tool that answers the eternal question, where is it now?

"It assists apparel industry manufacturers, distributors and retailers in cost-effectively and efficiently ensuring goods are produced on schedule and shipped to stores on time, in the right colours and the right mix."

Fashionchain is the e-business division of Essentus and offers a range of web-based products and services.

By Deborah Bowyer