Apparel and Retail

Order Allocation


A leading designer and marketer of an extensive range of women’s and men’s fashion apparel and accessories ranging from casual to dressy.


The company historically adjusted its sales order quantities manually, and during peak seasons it had to hire temporary workers for this time consuming process. The process was complex and prone to human error because each customer could have different “topping and shaving” business rules. The company wanted to automate this ordering process.

Systems was asked to optimize the transaction process and find an automated solution. Visionet was selected based on its:

  • In-depth experience with ERP systems for apparel industry
  • Knowledge of the apparel industry supply chain process
  • Technical expertise


Visionet worked with a team from the client to review the order transaction process and develop the functional and technical specifications required to meet the business needs. Visionet developed the custom software application and integrated it with the ERP system to dramatically increase the timeliness of order adjustments and decrease the occurrence of order errors.


With the optimized and automated sales order quantity adjustment process, the client achieved:

  • $600,000 annual labor cost savings
  • ROI: 4.2 month payback on the investment