Liz Claiborne Inc. (New York) signed a multi-year contract for an on-demand import operations platform from

GT Nexus (Alameda, Calif.) The hosted service will help the company track and manage inventory sourced from overseas suppliers.

"Like any company with a global supply chain, we are always looking for ways to improve control and drive down costs," said Lois Davis, v.p. of logistics at Liz Claiborne. "We selected GT Nexus because they offer more than a suite of applications. They also have an existing network of providers and data management services bundled into a single, on-demand platform."

Liz Claiborne is currently using the system to conduct their 2007 global transportation bid. The integrated procurement, spend optimization and contract management capabilities provided by GT Nexus replaced traditional manual, spreadsheet based transportation procurement processes. Global shipment visibility capabilities will be added to the platform after the bid is complete.