Apparel to textile chemicals conglomerate Grupo Karim's has selected NGC's fashion PLM and Supply Chain Management (SCM) solution to help improve productivity and reduce costs.

According to Grupo Karim's executive vice president Luis Mejia, the solutions will help the company shorten lead times from product concept to delivery, as well as manage compliance and testing requirements under one platform.

"We were missing integration and collaboration on the same platform with all our manufacturing locations and departments," said Mejia.

"We had no PLM software, and we were still using spreadsheets and isolated databases for certain processes. With Grupo Karim's growth, we recognised that we needed to be streamlined, fast and accurate in order to deliver the best quality products at competitive costs and shorter lead times."

The company specialises in apparel design and production in Asia, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico.