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Xtep Group has selected DeSL’s PLM and Supply Chain solutions


(CARDIFF, UK, JULY 07, 2009) DeSL announces that Leading Chinese Sports wear retailer and manufacturer  Xtep Group has selected DeSL’s PLM and Supply Chain solutions.

Xtep has used an existing PLM system since 2007 but with their business rapidly growing, they now have more advanced requirements such as better collaboration within their global supply chain and to strengthen their relationship with suppliers. This, combined with the need for more advanced and visual control of work flow and planning, from initial seasonal plan to product delivery, meant that a replacement system was required. Before selecting DeSL, Xtep undertook a very detail internal requirements review along with a rigorous vendor selection process. After reviewing many industry specific vendors Xtep selected DeSL along with DeSL’s Chinese partner SunzSoft as the consultancy team for the whole project.

“After 2 years of analysis, we have established good internal workflows and a very clear understanding of the benefits that PLM can bring to us. We are quite clear about our own requirements and the current system weaknesses. We selected DeSL because of its focus on Apparel and Footwear industries and the wide function that can exactly satisfy our needs. Its mature Microsoft.Net platform gives us confidence to strengthen our supply chain with suppliers and internal critical path management. We believe it will be a successful project in Xtep,” said Dr. Wu Lianyin, Vice President & Group CIO of XTEP (Group) Co.

“We started working with XTEP from 2007 for the first PLM project, and during the last 2 years, both XTEP and our team have formed a strong relationship. We represent DeSL because of its focus on the fashion industry , experienced team and continued improvement of the solution. It’s flexibility and rich functionalities are really what XTEP is currently looking for.” said Mr. Lion Chin, Managing Director of SunzSoft Ltd. Visit www.sunzsoft.com for more detail.

“We feel extremely honoured to have been selected by Xtep for the next phase of their PLM evolution” said Colin Marks, Managing Director of DeSL. “The teams of Xtep, DeSL and SunzSoft will work closely together to ensure a very successful project”.

About Xtep

Founded in 1998, Xtep (Group) Co. Ltd. is a leading sports wear manufacturer and distributor of sports casual apparel, footwear and accessories in China. Xtep Group’s apparel headquarters in located Quanzhou, Fujian Province and the design and technology team now numbers over 500. With more than 30 subsidiaries and more than 5,000 retail stores, Xtep’s sales network spreads throughout China. They have now agent distributors in Kazakhstan, Turkey & Kuwait.  Under the Xtep Group umbrella, there are two major brands, Xtep, Disney . Revenue from Xtep brands exceeds RMB3 billion (US$439 million) and its manufacturing capacity reaches 20 million units annually. XTep is also public listed in HK stock market(1368.HK)  .For more information, visit www.xtep.com.cn.

About SunxSoft

SunzSoft was founded in 2004 and is an Enterprise Consulting Service provider for apparel, textile and footwear industries for the Chinese market. It’s also one of the earliest product life cycle management and production planning and sourcing solution service providers for the Chinese apparel and textile industry. Sunzsoft’s  business objective is to provide ‘end to end’ solutions for apparel & footwear customers. From
design, development to delivery, satisfying every level of customer requirements.

About DeSL

DeSL is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner with headquarters in Cardiff, UK. The company specialises in the fashion sector with a wide range of web based applications covering all aspects of Design, Sourcing and multi channel sales management. All the applications are developed using the latest technology – Microsoft.Net Framework. For more information please visit www.desl.net

Source: DeSL

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.