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Men’s Wearhouse selects DeSL’s PLM and SCM software


(CARDIFF, UK, 15 JUNE 2011) DeSL announces that one of North America’s largest speciality retailers, Men’s Wearhouse, selects DeSL’s PLM and supply chain management software to meet the needs of its growing direct sourcing division.

Men’s Wearhouse was founded in 1973 and has grown to have 1,239 stores offering a full selection of designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, furnishing and accessories. Additionally, the company operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of TwinHill in USA and Dimensions and Alexandra in UK. Group annual sales revenues are in the region of $ 2 Billion.

The company will deploy all aspects of DeSL’s solutions including:

Line Planning, Story Boards, Adobe Illustrator Integration, Tech Pack Management, Product Management, Critical Path Management, Costing, Samples Management, Vendor Compliance and Purchasing.

Will Silveira, Executive Vice President, Manufacturing, comments “we started our selection process for PLM vendors 8 months ago and reviewed the vast majority of available solutions.  We decided to select DeSL because of their strong Internet architecture, global experience, breadth of available functionality, ease of use and short implementation timescales. Their ‘out of the box’ solution covers all of our key business processes and will enable us to streamline and reduce development and procurement timelines. We intend to deliver a real time global collaborative network including all our locations and vendors globally”.

Colin Marks, CEO of DeSL, states “early on in the process we realised that our solution would be a perfect fit for Men’s Wearhouse. The combination of our function, technology, people and strategy is a compelling argument which many fashion companies are now realising. We are particularly pleased that a company with the history, pedigree, size and growth such as Men’s Wearhouse selected DeSL, and we all look forward to a very successful project”.

About DeSL

DeSL is a U.K. based provider of web-based software, built with Microsoft.NET technology, to the apparel, footwear and textile sectors. Applications include PLM, Sourcing, ERP, CRM, WMS and e-Commerce – available as an integrated end-to-end solution or a modular departmental solution. DeSL is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with a global sales and implementation network.

About Men’s Wearhouse

Founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse is one of North America’s largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel with 1,187 stores. The Men’s Wearhouse, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories. Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men’s Wearhouse, Moores and Men’s Wearhouse Tux stores. Additionally, Men’s Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of TwinHill in the United States and Dimensions and Alexandra in the United Kingdom.

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