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Jason Wu implements FashionManager solution

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Prominent women’s designer brand Jason Wu is replacing independent software tools and gaining a host of new development, supply chain, and distribution capabilities through the implementation of the leading all-in-one fashion business solution.

(Lyndhurst, NJ – May 29, 2013) RLM Apparel Software Systems Inc., solutions provider of choice to leading and emerging fashion companies, reports that prestigious designer Jason Wu has begun implementation of its FashionManager™ enterprise software solution at its New York Garment District studio. When fully implemented, the company will leverage the system’s integrated Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Warehouse Management (WMS), and Financial Management (FMS) capabilities to manage the concept-to-consumer operations for its complete line of women’s designer Ready-to-Wear, bags, and shoes. By replacing existing software and adding significant new fashion-focused capabilities, the FashionManager all-in-one cloud solution promises to streamline business processes, enhance supply chain visibility, and increase overall business efficiency.

According to Gustavo Rangel, CFO of JWU LLC, “With our strong domestic and international growth, a centralized system was necessary to keep up with demand. The fully-integrated Cloud-Based Fashion Manager Solution will play a key role in increasing productivity, and streamlining business operations.”

Jason Wu’s design team and merchandisers will use the FashionManager PLM toolset to enhance line planning and adoption processes; and to integrate Adobe® Photoshop® designs into line sheets, tech packs, and bills of material (BOMs). Product development teams will leverage increased process visibility and cost controls to manage sample fabrics, track product samples, and manage overall product collaboration.

In addition to extending fabric purchasing and inventory management to the production level, FashionManager ERP will manage the complete order-to-cash process. Integrated Supply Chain Management (SCM) tools will enable Jason Wu to issue production orders and manage vendor deliveries. Advanced WMS order fulfillment capabilities in the system will support improved inventory allocation, packing and shipping; while built-in Electronic Data Exchange (EDI) tools enhance retail collaboration and compliance.

Integrated FashionManager financials will be used to manage receivables, payables, and general ledger transactions and provide enterprise-wide reporting and business intelligence. FashionManager will also be integrated with the web-based JOOR wholesale marketplace platform to give the Jason Wu sales team access to up-to-date product information, inventory levels, and connect seamlessly with order fulfilment systems.

“We are pleased to be working with Jason Wu,” noted RLM Vice President and Partner Andy Lynn. “Like many other fast growing companies, they are embracing the power of our fashion-proven solutions and the efficiencies of the cloud platform. We look forward to helping them achieve their immediate and long term business goals.”

About Jason Wu

Jason Wu debuted his first Ready-to-Wear Collection in 2006 with a unique and distinctive aesthetic. Through merging American sportswear with old world sophistication he established a supremely feminine and modern sensibility. Since the first collection Jason has been dedicated to make clothes that were as beautifully crafted inside as out. With the focus on couture quality craftsmanship, over 85% of the Jason Wu Collection is manufactured in New York City’s Garment District.

He has emerged as one of the leading global talents based in NYC but continues to evolve and grow as a designer. Jason continues to receive accolades including being named one of the finalists in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in July 2008. In June 2010 he won the Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the CFDA Fashion Awards and in April 2011 he was nominated for the CFDA/Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.

For more information, visit http://www.jasonwustudio.com

About RLM Apparel Software Systems

RLM Apparel Software is a leading provider of modular, end-to-end business software solutions designed specifically to address the needs of global fashion retailers, brands, and manufacturers. Over its 35-year history, RLM has enabled many of the largest and most innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and related companies to reach their full potential by accelerating performance, increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and streamlining business processes across the entire concept-to-consumer product lifecycle.

RLM’s category-spanning enterprise software solutions comprise capabilities typically found separately in financial management (FMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), warehouse management (WMS), and B2B/B2C e-commerce systems. RLM solutions are available in either a traditional on-premise deployment or as a cloud-based subscription model.

RLM customers include Alexander Wang, Blowfish Malibu, Donna Karan, Halston, John Varvatos, Jordache Enterprises, Magaschoni, Michael Kors, The Row, Tory Burch, US Polo Association, and other leading apparel, footwear, accessories, and home fashion companies.

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Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.