TEXbase, Bozeman, Mont.-based provider of cloud-based software for the apparel and textile industries, has released Material Connect, an advanced supplier collaboration solution for brands, retailers and consumer product companies.
Material Connect eliminates the need to send email attachments to suppliers, receive them back and manually transfer data to a spreadsheet. Instead, the system allows fabric vendors to submit new information and updates on existing fabrics directly to their customers. The program also eliminates both the need to exchange fabric profile templates via email (often multiple times for the same cloth) and to manually transfer data upon receipt, and allows each customer to define required fields their vendors must complete prior to submitting new or edited fabrics. It also communicates new data requirements to the entire supply chain.
Material Connect is available to all TEXbase customers at no additional cost as an added benefit of their software subscriptions.