Product lifecycle management (PLM) services provider Yunique Solutions is launching a web-based supplier relationship management (SRM) solution that promises to bring an unprecedented level of visibility and control to the global fashion supply chain. 

Yunique will unveil srmOn at Apparel’s 2006 Tech Conference on 8 and 9 November in New York. Integrated with Yunique’s popular plmOn solution, srmOn extends PLM capabilities to comprise the process tracking, sourcing relationship, issue management, and collaboration tools that fashion retailers, brands, manufacturers, and suppliers need to control and streamline their supply chain activities.

srmOn provides mills, agents, vendors and factories with clear and real-time visibility into shared product, material, and sample tracking information, enabling all internal and external parties to work off the same accurate and up-to-date information. Moreover, srmOn extends supply chain collaboration by providing advanced, web-based tools for managing tech packs, fabric/colour approvals, sampling, RFQ and bids, process tracking, costing, activity and issue management, calendaring and more.

"srmOn was developed in close collaboration with our global customers", said Darioush Nikpour, VP of business development for Yunique. "Through these strong partnerships across multiple industry segments, we discovered important unmet needs for easy to use, visual tools for managing the supplier relationships that are critical to success in today’s global sourcing environment.

"With srmOn, we have extended PLM to include the connectivity and collaboration required between all companies and people that are responsible for designing, developing, sourcing, and producing the apparel, textile, and other fashion products that today’s consumers demand."