Brooks Brothers Standardizes On TEXbase For Materials Quality And Compliance Management
(BOZEMAN, MONTANA, March 26, 2013) TEXbase, a leading provider of web-based Product Integrity Management software solutions announced today that their technology will serve as the materials quality and compliance management solution for Brooks Brothers. Brooks Brothers has also extended their agreement for three years and standardized on TEXbase for these critical capabilities.
TEXbase delivers quality assurance data management, supplier collaboration and product compliance solutions that improve product quality, time to market, and compliance. Through a comprehensive range of automation options, TEXbase securely unifies brands, retailers, suppliers and labs for material and product development, testing protocols, quality testing and compliance documentation.
TEXbase Compliance solutions help quality and compliance professionals meet requirements such as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), Proposition 65, Restricted Substance lists and Conflict Minerals. On the TEXbase platform, compliance can be an outcome of an end-to-end process of material and product development, specifications, testing and documentation, or a standalone solution for finished products. TEXbase generates Certificates of Compliance and provides a Compliance Certification portal for transparent compliance management.
Brooks Brothers recognized a critical need for a system to support their rapid expansion, ongoing innovation and the growing list of compliance requirements. The objective was to streamline materials management, provide consistent performance testing and implement a system for global compliance management to enhance collaboration with testing labs and vendors.
The TEXbase solution streamlines and automates materials management, testing and compliance in one simple, web-based system that also integrates into Product Management Lifecycle (PLM) systems. TEXbase allows Brooks Brothers to unify disparate sources of data into one central system that spans the complete lifecycle, from raw materials to finished product compliance. The system allows Brooks Brothers to collaborate with their garment makers, mills and labs for standardized testing protocols, quality testing and compliance documentation with automated production of General Certificates of Compliance.
Wayne Huyard, President, TEXbase
“TEXbase is honored to work with Brooks Brothers. Our partnership with Brooks Brothers will reduce cycle time, increase efficiency and continue to deliver against their brand promise. TEXbase is also integrating with the Brooks Brothers Product Lifecycle Management system to streamline their product development automation and collaboration process. TEXbase has helped Brooks Brothers unify their worldwide sourcing offices with a global compliance database to increase their visibility to workflow from concept to compliance, including real-time key performance indicator dashboards”
Joe Dixon, Senior Vice President Sourcing, Brooks Brothers
“With the increasingly complex demands of product safety and regulatory bodies both in our home and International markets, we needed a solution that could manage all of our product testing, compliance and aspects of our fabric development. We wanted to spread this workload across our overseas offices and our New York head office and being web based, TEXbase was an ideal vehicle. We also needed seamless integration with our PLM system to enable data to be entered only once. We believe that this system will position us well for the global expansion that we have planned.”
TEXbase provides Product Integrity Management software solutions that revolutionize quality data management, supplier collaboration and product compliance. TEXbase data management and collaboration solutions deliver improved quality, speed and cost for brands and retailers in the apparel, footwear, home textiles and consumer products industries. TEXbase, a pioneer in web-based business solutions and collaboration platforms that unite brands, retailers, suppliers and testing labs, provides benefits that span the full product development and supply chain continuum, from concept to compliance. For additional information, please visit www.TEXbase.com.
About Brooks Brothers
As America’s oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers has long been a fashion innovator. Established in 1818, Brooks Brothers was the first to offer ready-to-wear clothing and has continued throughout history with iconic product introductions including: seersucker, madras, the non-iron shirt and the original button-down collar. Nearly two centuries later, Brooks Brothers is proud to uphold the same traditions and values and to be the destination for ladies and gentlemen from every generation. Since its founding 195 years ago in New York, Brooks Brothers has become a legendary international retailer while maintaining a steadfast commitment to exceptional service, quality, style and value. www.brooksbrothers.com