Apparel and Retail

Order Fulfillment

CLIENT:

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

CHALLENGE:

The company installed an ERP system for the apparel industry that did not have the capability to handle pre-packs, orders containing a variety of SKUs that comprised a single style. Because shipments are frequently made to retailers with multiple sizes and colors, if the new system wasn’t able to process pre-packs, 30% of the company’s sales were at risk of not being accepted by retailers. In-house resources were not capable of completing the enhancements needed to the new system in the time required to meet business demands.

Visionet Systems was asked to add a custom application for pre-pack functionality to the new ERP system based on its:

  • Reputation of high quality people
  • Knowledge of apparel supply chain systems
  • Ability to quickly implement technically complex projects

SOLUTION:

Visionet worked with a team from the client to review the order fulfillment and sourcing processes and designed the functionality to handle pre-packs and integrated it with the ERP system. Visionet delivered the completed software ahead of schedule, which allowed the implementation of the ERP system software to proceed without delay.

RESULTS:

Visionet completed the project ahead of schedule for a dramatic impact on the client’s business:

  • Protected sales of $900 million
  • Prevented the addition of $2.35 million in labor costs
  • ROI: one month payback on the investment