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Global fashion garment distributor and importer Faraway Trade based in Leeds has chosen Manchester based apparel specialist IT vendor XeBusiness to supply a strategic management information system to underpin and add value to the company's Merchandising, CRM, Global Sourcing and Distribution operations.
Faraway Trade is typical of the new breed of fast moving and highly responsive garment and textile suppliers trading globally in both eastern and western markets. They provide a flexible and cost effective response to retail demand in the UK, US and South Africa. The company regards information management as strategic to its continuous customer service improvement and trading cost reduction programmes.
Commenting on the award of the systems implementation contract to XeBusiness, Donald Grieve, Production Manager of Faraway Trade said:
"Having undertaken a detailed survey of the specialist Apparel IT systems market, we chose XeBusiness to partner us. We will implement their flagship product, Xe-ERP, to integrate our operational functions and provide us with the timely and accurate information we need for sustained competitive advantage."
"We are delighted to be working with Faraway Trade on this important project. The XeBusiness applications software is particularly suited to assisting dynamic apparel suppliers like Faraway Trade trading globally who are closely tuned to retail and consumer fashion demand in the developed economies," said David Cullis, Chief Executive of XeBusiness.
About Faraway Trade
Faraway Trade is a quality driven, design led and value focussed fashion supplier and importer. With buying offices and long standing trading partnerships developed in China, the company supplies a large number of fashion brands in the UK, US and South Africa that include Ann Klein, Rampage, Disney, Jeep, Ellesse, Quiksilver, Roxy, O'Neil, Billabong, Lee Jeans. Direct retail customers in the UK include George (Asda), BHS, Dunnes Stores and Makro.
XeBusiness supplies computer based supply chain solutions for quick response and cost reduction - simply and economically. The company is a leading business to business provider of supply chain solutions to the textile and apparel sector that allow client companies to automate their in-house functional processes and to integrate these with systems in use at their customers, suppliers and business partners to improve service levels and reduce operating cost.
Xe-ERP is a world-class specialist management information and business management system for garment, footwear, soft goods and household textile suppliers operating in the retail and corporate supply chains.
The system is particularly suited to SME's (Small to Medium Sized Enterprises) given its low cost of ownership and ease and speed of implementation. All aspects of CRM, Distribution, Sourcing and Manufacturing operations are covered by the system taking account of the specialist requirements of companies operating in the Textile sector.
For further information, please contact:
David Cullis at XeBusiness Ltd
Tel: 0161 869 0430 or
Donald Grieve at Faraway Trade
Tel: 01132 442770