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ECG – The European Clothing Group – will simplify collection development using PLM by TXT Retail


New capabilities for collection design, production and sourcing will accelerate the lifecycle for all brands

TXT Retail, innovative provider of end-to-end Merchandise Lifecycle Management solutions for retail, has announced that ECG – The European Clothing Group – , a leading fashion sourcing and manufacturing company based in Belgium, has selected TXT’s Product Lifecycle Management solution (TXTPLM) to unify and rationalize design activities for all brands and customers.

The project will adopt the entire collection lifecycle process set including Collection Design, Product Development and Sourcing, Supplier and Material Management, and Workflow Management. ECG will be guided by the TXT AgileFit deployment methodology which accelerates deployment and time to achieve benefits thanks to reference processes, a full set of documentation and a pre-configured optimized solution framework.
Part of the Shopinvest financial holding, ECG sources and develops multiple brands serving over 20 national and international fashion houses. The company works closely with manufacturing platforms in Europe and the Far East and offers multiple services in the areas of production and styling. ECG products are designed in-house by teams of dedicated designers and product managers, who channel their expertise into making each new collection a masterpiece.
Among ECG customers is e5 mode, also part of Shopinvest. The multichannel fashion retailer e5mode, elected Best Retail Chain in Belgium, will collaboratively access TXTPLM to obtain real-time product updates.

Collection development at ECG has been handled in the past via different tools, in the different departments and across the different brands. “We chose TXT Retail because of the track record of successful PLM implementations, expertise in the sector, advanced functionality and a pragmatic, clear approach to implementation with their AgileFit methodology,” commented Alexander Talpe, CEO at ECG. “We expect to achieve benefits in terms of faster time-to-market, improved collaboration and better visibility that will be strategic to our business.”

TXTPLM will help ECG establish a rationalized process and a common way of working for all departments including Merchandisers, Designers, Buyers and the Sourcing teams, Product developers, Quality teams. Internal functions and selected suppliers will access all product and process data from different brands in a single environment with dedicated views. The use of a centralized solution will help reduce redundant activities, such as re-keying information while increasing visibility throughout the process with end-to-end tracking.

“We are extremely glad to be working with a dynamic growing company such as ECG,” commented Simone Pozzi, CEO of TXT Retail. “The end-to-end coverage of our solution coupled with our AgileFit methodology is a superior match for fashion companies that face ever rapid innovation and development cycles and more than ever need to cover advanced PLM requirements with a solution offering best practices and smooth implementations”.

About TXT Retail

TXT Retail is the first mover and leading provider of End-to-End Merchandise Lifecycle Management solutions for the Luxury, Fashion and Specialty Retail sectors. The TXT Retail solution is based on a flexible platform with an easy to use and adopt user interface and it encompasses the full spectrum of activities involved with planning, designing, buying, distributing and delivering assortments through every stage of their lifecycle. TXT Retail projects leverage the TXT AgileFit best practices processes and reference applications, which ensure high quality and fast benefit generation. TXT Retail counts on more than 300 retail specialists and serves more than 300 customers worldwide, including leading global players such as adidas, Arcadia Group, Auchan, Bata, Build-a-Bear, Camper, Carphone Warehouse, Desigual, DFS, Dior, Furla, Geox, Guess, Ecco, Lacoste, Levi Strauss & Co., Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Monoprix, Miroglio, Moncler, Orsay, Pandora, Safilo, Sephora, Sonae, Starboard Cruise Services, Takko, Tesco, Tod’s, Urban Outfitters.
TXT Retail Global Headquarters are in Milan, Italy with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. TXT Retail collaborates with selected specialized partners worldwide.

TXT Retail is part of TXT e-solutions, a company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (TXT.MI)


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