Yunique Solutions has upgraded the integrated sourcing module in its YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software to enhance management and collaboration with global trade partners.

The sourcing tool helps users manage and collaborate with their global supply chain to ensure consistent product quality, cost and delivery.

"Our focus was to listen to the major issues facing sourcing teams and suppliers worldwide," explains Darioush Nikpour, vice president of product management for Gerber's Yunique Solutions business.

"Product development teams, production teams and global suppliers all need an intuitive tool, that's easy to manipulate and provides streamlined communication between all players in the product development process."

The newly added features enable all relevant data to be linked to a supplier to facilitate the sourcing process.

Users can manage multiple sourcing folders, add as many styles as required, and send as many requests for quotation as needed. Development teams can approve several quotes simultaneously and make commitments for production.