Steam Beach and Suuchi Inc. Announce Multi-Year GRID Collaboration, Both Companies Double Down on Growth in Colombia and Latin America

STEAM Beachwear, a vertically integrated 100% sustainable men’s swimwear brand has invested in a multi-year partnership with Suuchi Inc. to transform how they approach supply chain management. STEAM will use the PLM and ERP modules of the Suuchi GRID platform to create and manage product and purchasing lifecycles.

PARAMUS, N.J. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

STEAM Beachwear, a vertically integrated 100% sustainable men’s swimwear brand under the umbrella of globally renowned, vertically integrated manufacturer, SUTEX, has invested in a multi-year partnership with Suuchi Inc. to transform how they approach supply chain management. STEAM will use the PLM and ERP modules of the Suuchi GRID platform to create and manage product and purchasing lifecycles. The strong project management layer extending across the GRID will enable STEAM to collaborate with their internal team members, in-house manufacturers, and external supply chain partners to execute a digital strategy across the entire length of their supply chain operations. Connecting previously siloed data across each stage of the product and purchasing lifecycle will enable the brand to speed up lead times, improve margins, and reduce operational overhead at scale while continuing to focus on its sustainability mission statement.

The Suuchi GRID is the modern standard for supply chain management built for apparel, cosmetics, footwear, manufacturing, and over twenty other consumer product industries. The GRID is the modern supply chain operations standard combining the best of PLM and ERP, with robust collaboration, project management, and procurement layers across the length of the platform. The GRID is a single-source-of-truth for brands and manufacturers to create, track, collaborate, and report across both upstream and downstream supply chain operations. Whether the GRID acts as a standalone tool or seamlessly integrates with current tech stacks, the platform provides an end-to-end view of the supply chain across product development, sourcing, production, quality, and logistics.

Founded in 2015, STEAM is a beachwear brand inspired by the Colombian Caribbean that seeks to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable practices and use of Colombia’s natural resources. The apple does not fall far from the tree. STEAM’s parent company, Sutex, for over 4 decades has parlayed its passion of art and fashion to continue this sustainable mission. The GRID partnership aims to move STEAM Beachwear towards a more tech forward, digitized method of managing supply chain operations to drive process efficiencies and optimal outcomes.

When exploring potential tools to fulfill their needs, return on investment (RoI) was an important consideration during evaluation. Through RoI simulations and working sessions with the GRID team the STEAM Beachwear team could quantify that a digitized supply chain bringing together otherwise siloed systems leads to reduction in COGS and operational overhead, and improved speed to market and increase in sales.

“With Steam Beach’s explosive growth, we needed an intuitive end-to-end supply chain system that could help us digitize and scale. We found the perfect match with the GRID’s PLM and ERP products. The easy-to-use interface helps more easily onboard the variety of skill sets we have on the team and on the factory floor. The Suuchi team was great at quantifying the return on investment, and the cost of inaction. We are incredibly excited to have a scalable and modern technology stack that can support our fast growth” said Steven Amitai, Founder, and CEO of Steam Beach.

“Colombia and Latin America have been strategically critical regions of investment and growth for Suuchi Inc since inception. STEAM beach represents all that is incredible about Colombia – unmatched design talent, vertically integrated infrastructure to realize sustainable goals, and a booming economy and ecosystem for D2C brands. We are proud and ecstatic to be partnering with the visionary Steven Amitai and his team,” expressed Suuchi Ramesh, Founder, and CEO of Suuchi Inc.

About the GRID
The GRID is the modern standard for consumer brands, retailers, and manufacturers for managing supply chain operations. The platform provides a seamless end-to-end view of the supply chain, including updates and analytics on sourcing, design, production, and logistics. Suuchi Inc partners with customers to deploy its platform as a software solution to digitize their upstream and downstream operations through its PLM and ERP offerings. Customers interested in a long-term investment of nearshore sourcing may choose to also have access to the GRID’s Global Sourcing Network (GSN). Suuchi’s GSN is a managed marketplace of factories and mills, mostly located in Central and South America, driving more effective sourcing outcomes in the Western Hemisphere. With the GRID’s robust collaboration layer extending across the PLM, ERP, and GSN products, companies can create, track, collaborate, and report across the entire length of their supply chain. Suuchi Inc is digitally transforming what high growth brands and manufacturers think is possible in supply chain management. For more information, visit https://www.suuchi.com/.


About STEAM Beachwear
Founded in 2015, STEAM is a beachwear brand inspired by the Colombian Caribbean that seeks to raise awareness of the importance of the responsible use of Colombia’s natural resources. STEAM possesses a great love for design, comfort, sustainability, and of course the different places of the world that inspire them to keep on exploring. STEAM is committed to the conservation and sustainability of our planet. STEAM believes this concept is not only visible in the ethical process of their manufacturing, but in the business model as a whole. Not only are all of the brand’s swim trunks made with recycled plastic recovered from the ocean, but STEAM’s in house processes, from production to shipping are focused on leaving zero waste.


About Sutex
For more than 40 years, Sutex has been driven by a genuine passion for fashion, art, and, caring for the environment. The company was founded in 1978 with the aim of developing and marketing textiles for clothing and fashion. Sutex has become the most important company in Colombia within its sector, expanding its business in America, Europe, and Asia.

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