Neiman Marcus Group Inc is deploying a new web-based global logistics system to centrally manage the large volumes of imported products it purchases for its three retail business units.

The Qiva Global Logistics Control System version 3.1 will let Neiman Marcus collaborate with suppliers and freight handlers.

"It reduces our costs and complements our vision for logistics control and service improvements," says Jimmy Howell, vice president of transportation and logistics operations.

The retailer, which operates Neiman Marcus Stores, Neiman Marcus Direct, and Bergdorf Goodman stores, will use the Qiva system to provide visibility throughout its import supply chain, enabling it to oversee order management and event management, such as making sure shipments accurately relate to original orders and responding to interruptions in the flow of goods.

The system also enables the retailer to electronically integrate its order content with its product catalogue.