New York-based DC Design International, the firm set up by fashion designer and Nautica brand founder David Chu, is to implement Visual 2000's enterprise software to help streamline operations and reduce costs.  

The End-2-End Solution integrates ERP and PLM software and will replace legacy business systems at the company's New York headquarters and Seattle, Washington distribution centre. It will be used to manage accounting, product development, sourcing and production, warehousing and distribution across the Lincs by David Chu, Mallory & Church, and David Chu Bespoke fashion lines.  

As well as streamlining business processes, the solution is expected to increase supply chain visibility, and improve collaboration and control throughout the entire design-to-delivery product lifecycle. 

The phased implementation will first see DCDI replace its current enterprise resource planning software with the Visual ERP suite, which will manage core business operations including order management, production control, warehousing and distribution. 

The software will also add an integrated accounting package and new supply chain management capabilities to help manage the company's production facility in China as well as and other suppliers. 

The next phase will be to deploy the Visual product lifecycle management software to streamline and manage the design, product development, and sourcing processes and improve communication and collaboration with global vendors and business partners.