SOURCE: ecVision, Inc.

November 25, 2008 13:00 ET

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation Streamlines Product Lifecycle Management With New Technology

ecVision Delivers Solution to Increase Supplier Collaboration and Visibility for Sourcing Teams

ISELIN, NJ--(Marketwire - November 25, 2008) - Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, the global apparel industry giant, is enhancing its supply chain management capabilities with a revolutionary product lifecycle management (PLM) system to support its extensive sourcing operations. Provided by ecVision, XpressCommerce® will be deployed as an online solution used by sourcing teams in the United States, Latin America and Asia to collaborate on global product design and development tasks.

The web-based, role-based application serves as a common platform to consolidate pre-production tracking data, standardize product costing, and provide a means of collaboration across the globally-distributed network. ecVision's strong reporting capabilities will be enhanced by the data consolidation created through integration to an external product design (PDM) system. The system will provide the retailer with a comprehensive supplier management process ensuring that brand quality, competitive pricing and better product delivery dates are achieved.

"We believe this technology will tightly mesh our supplier and sourcing operations around the world while delivering greater value chain benefits to our customers," says Don Grant, Group Vice President IT at PVH. "We are impressed with ecVision's agility to work with our internal teams at multiple levels to implement a solution that will enhance our sourcing operations."

Future phases of additional functionality ecVision will deliver include more robust and detailed costing, cross-functional calendaring, and supplier capacity planning tools. To learn more about ecVision's solutions, visit www.ecvision.com.

About Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation:

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation is one of the world's largest apparel companies. It owns and markets the Calvin Klein brand worldwide. It is the world's largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, IZOD, ARROW, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., and its licensed brands, including Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, unlisted, A Kenneth Cole Production, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, JOE Joseph Abboud, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY and Timberland. Visit www.pvh.com.

About ecVision:

For 10 years, ecVision has provided web-based solutions that connect retailers to their supplier network, and delivers the key functions of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution (SCE) systems in a single solution. With XpressCommerce®, retailers are able to be more flexible with changing consumer trends, increase margins, improve productivity of their global supply network, and quickly deliver quality items to their customers.

Industry-leading companies, including Phillips-Van Heusen, New Balance, JCPenney, Abercrombie & Fitch, BonTon, Leed's, Timberland and others, use ecVision's award-winning software to transform their supply network collaboration and visibility. Headquartered in New Jersey, ecVision has offices in Hong Kong and China, in addition to a partner network in 15 countries providing local support. Since 1998, ecVision has connected suppliers and vendors from all around the world.

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