Apparel maker Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation is enhancing its supply chain management capabilities with a product lifecycle management (PLM) system to support its worldwide sourcing operations.

Provided by ecVision, XpressCommerce will be deployed as an online solution to help sourcing teams in the US, Latin America and Asia collaborate on global product design and development tasks.

The web-based application consolidates pre-production tracking data, standardises product costing, and provides a means of collaboration across the globally-distributed network.

The upshot is that the retailer better manages its suppliers to ensure that brand quality, competitive pricing and better product delivery dates are achieved.

“We believe this technology will tightly mesh our supplier and sourcing operations around the world while delivering greater value chain benefits to our customers,” says Don Grant, group vice president IT at PVH.

Phillips-Van Heusen owns and markets the Calvin Klein brand worldwide. It also owns brands such as Izod and Arrow, and licenses Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, BCBG Max Azria, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY and Timberland.