Lifting the Fog from Supply Chain Operations

Outerwear company London Fog implements PLM, ERP solutions to gain supply chain visibility

New York — August 31, 2004 — Jesta I.S. a supplier of business solutions for the apparel, footwear and soft goods industries, announced today that London Fog has implemented Vision.FC 3.1 and Vision Sourcing & Demand Management 7.1, Jesta's product lifecycle management and enterprise resource planning solutions.

Jesta's Vision.FC and Vision Sourcing & Demand Management solutions will manage London Fog's supply chain operations, increasing accuracy and visibility that is expected to drive improvements in customer service and resource utilization.

"The rapid and meticulous implementation of the Jesta I.S. solutions has provided London Fog with a business system that will enable us to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace, which is critical to our success," said Richard McCaffery, president and CEO of London Fog. "The areas we are targeting are increased speed-to-market, partnership management, reduced inventory risk and increased operational efficiency."

With the web-enabled Vision.FC solution, London Fog will standardize information management with vendors around the globe, reducing product development lead times, improving inventory effectiveness and solidifying partnerships through the increase of mutual efficiencies.

Vision Sourcing & Demand Management solutions are also expected to provide London Fog with a base for future growth and resource optimization. The material resource planning (MRP) functionality will yield production combined with a streamlined order flow.

"Prompt implementation translates into direct savings and rapid [return on investment] for our customers; we are confident that London Fog will also achieve these results," stated Leslie Belcher, president of Jesta I.S. "Choosing Vision.FC alongside our Vision Sourcing and Demand Management solutions provides London Fog with complete control of their supply chain, in real-time."