Executive Briefings

Supplier Collaboration Solution Fits Well for Retailer of Popular Brand Apparel

Challenge: Our customer, a specialty retailer selling casual apparel for three highly-visible brands, was lacking a system for supplier collaboration. Sourcing thousands of products from around the world, it needed a system for production tracking and visibility into every phase of the product lifecycle - pre-production tracking, costing, order management, logistics tracking, and material liability.

Solution: ecVision® implemented an integrated solution that imported product specifications from an external PDM system to use for costing. This data then flows out to a purchasing system to issue orders; key PO information and data from an external logistics system is pulled back into ecVision to use throughout the production tracking schedules. Additionally, a material liability module allows for the tracking of unused materials from committed orders, making it available for future allocation.

Results: Collaboration and visibility across once disparate system/processes is achieved. Reporting tools allow users to manage by exception to ensure the product lifecycle runs efficiently.

About the Solution Provider: ecVision provides supply chain collaboration solutions that connect brands, manufacturers and retailers with their trading partners. ecVision® B2B Portal provides visibility and collaboration across the product lifecycle from design to delivery. The platform helps retailers streamline global sourcing to improve speed to market, minimize supplier risk, and gain higher margins.

Web: www.ecvision.com

Email: us-marketing@ecvision.com

Phone: (732) 582-3900

Solution: ecVision® implemented an integrated solution that imported product specifications from an external PDM system to use for costing. This data then flows out to a purchasing system to issue orders; key PO information and data from an external logistics system is pulled back into ecVision to use throughout the production tracking schedules. Additionally, a material liability module allows for the tracking of unused materials from committed orders, making it available for future allocation.

Results: Collaboration and visibility across once disparate system/processes is achieved. Reporting tools allow users to manage by exception to ensure the product lifecycle runs efficiently.

About the Solution Provider: ecVision provides supply chain collaboration solutions that connect brands, manufacturers and retailers with their trading partners. ecVision® B2B Portal provides visibility and collaboration across the product lifecycle from design to delivery. The platform helps retailers streamline global sourcing to improve speed to market, minimize supplier risk, and gain higher margins.

Web: www.ecvision.com

Email: us-marketing@ecvision.com

Phone: (732) 582-3900