Intimate apparel, sportswear and swimwear company The Warnaco Group Inc has chosen SAP's Apparel and Footwear solution for its Swimwear Group and related corporate functions.

The global enterprise resource planning system provides integrated apparel processes to ensure that production planning, manufacturing, distribution, inventory, finance and order management work in correlation with each other for real-time access to accurate, detailed and timely information.

Joseph Gromek, Warnaco's president and chief executive officer, said the solution has a key role to play in increasing the company's control over production expenses, streamlining the supply chain, and enhancing customer service.

He added: "We believe this will ultimately support seamless integration of our systems company-wide."

The implementation of the solution will begin immediately.

The Warnaco Group Inc designs, markets and sells intimate apparel, men's wear, jeanswear, swimwear, men's and ladies' sportswear and accessories under owned and licensed brands such as Warner's, Olga, Lejaby, Body Nancy Ganz, Speedo, Ocean Pacific and Anne Cole Collection.