Liz Fashions Approach to Trade Management

Claiborne implements Qiva for inbound logistics management

San Francisco  October 1, 2002  Fashion maven Liz Claiborne has implemented an inbound logistics management solution from Qiva in a bid to streamline its import processes.

Qiva says its solutions help companies manage global trade and supply chain processes from the time an enterprise resource planning or procurement system spits out a purchase order through the fulfillment process until a shipment reaches its destination warehouse, in part by integrating the companies with their suppliers, either directly or through the use of Web forms.

Liz Claiborne, which designs and markets fashion, fragrances and accessories, signed an agreement with Qiva to deliver an inbound logistics management solution uniting import, logistics and event management within a single framework for Liz's global supply chain.

In adopting the Qiva solution, Liz Claiborne was looking to eliminate cumbersome and time-intensive processes, to gain visibility into the company's import process and to build a framework to manage the suppliers and service providers in the company's global supply chain in real-time.

The implementation, completed in 70 business days, includes data integration with 12 Liz Claiborne service providers, including carriers, consolidators, freight forwarders and customs brokers.

Additional integration with the SEWN procurement system ensures instantaneous upload of purchasing order (PO) information into the Qiva system. To date, the system has already processed 70,000 POs.

Lois Davis, vice president of global logistics for Liz Claiborne, said that initial feedback from the company's user group has been positive.