July 30, 2007
Mervyns to Implement ecVision XpressCommerce®-Regional Retailer Improving Sourcing and PLM Capabilities With Web-Based Solution
ecVision, an award-winning provider of Product Lifecycle ExecutionT solutions, announced that California-based retailer Mervyns, which operates 173 department stores in 8 states and produces private label fashion and home décor products, plans to implement XpressCommerce® to support its global buying and sourcing process and to improve its brand management.
"The key driver for moving to ecVision XpressCommerce was the need to improve product development cycle times," said Becky Nesmith, Director of Operations, Product Design & Development at Mervyns. "We also wanted to eliminate redundant efforts, improve visibility into the product lifecycle, and put a platform in place that facilitates collaboration between our internal teams, overseas buying offices and factories. We chose ecVision because of their ability to integrate with external systems and extend our capabilities from the product lifecycle into the supply chain."
ecVision XpressCommerce® is a web-based, Product Lifecycle ExecutionT solution that delivers the key functions of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution (SCE) systems. The project calls for tight integration to multiple systems including Gerber Technology WebPDM® and JDA MMS. XpressCommerce will serve as the central collaboration platform connecting Mervyns with over 700 trading partners globally during the initial launch period. They intend to use XpressCommerce for both international and domestic sourcing activities. XpressCommerce enables retailers to be more flexible with the changing consumer trends, increase margins, improve productivity of their global supply network, and quickly deliver quality items to their customers.
Mervyns carries a great mix of trend-right fashions for the entire family and the home including hundreds of top national brands such as adidas®, Carters®, Cuisinart®, Dickies®, Gloria Vanderbilt, Haggar®, KitchenAidT, l.e.i.T, Levi's®, Martex®, Nike®, Royal Velvet, Samsonite®, Seven, Southpole®, Unionbay® and Van Heusen. In addition, Mervyns provides a variety of popular designs and merchandise selections from its own private-label collections including Cambridge Classics®, CheetahT, ellemennoT, French LaundryT, High Sierra®, Hillard & Hanson®, Real KitchenT, Sideout®, Susie Coelho StyleT and Sprockets®.
ecVision, a proven leader of Product Lifecycle ExecutionT (PLET) solutions, provides a web-based product that connects retailers to their vendors and trading partners, and delivers the key functions of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution (SCE) systems in a single solution. With XpressCommerce®, retailers are able to be more flexible with changing consumer trends, increase margins, improve productivity of their global supply network, and quickly deliver quality items to their customers.
Industry-leading companies, including Mervyns, New Balance, JCPenney, Abercrombie & Fitch, BonTon, Leed's and Timberland, use ecVision's award-winning software to transform their supply network collaboration and visibility.
Headquartered in New Jersey, ecVision has offices in Hong Kong and China, in addition to a partner network in 15 countries providing local support. Since 1998, ecVision has connected over 3,500 suppliers and vendors around the world.
Mervyns LLC, headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a family-friendly promotional neighborhood department store offering trend-right fashions and home décor for the entire family at affordable prices. With 173 locations in 8 states, Mervyns has a well-earned reputation for its extensive selection of national and private-label fashions and housewares. For a list of store locations, or for additional information, visit Mervyns' Web site at www.mervyns.com.
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