Eqos Inc., a provider of on-demand global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail industry, says that Edgars Consolidated Stores Limited (Edcon), a clothing, footwear and textiles retailing group in southern Africa, has gone live with its sourcing solution.
Edcon manages 10 retail brands (Edgars, Jet, C N A, Red Square, Boardmans, Legit, Jet Shoes, Temptations, Prato and JetMart) in nearly 1,000 stores across southern Africa; annual sales top more than $2.3bn.
"We are pleased to announce the rollout of Eqos's global sourcing capabilities to selected Edgars and Jet merchandising divisions along with their local and international agents and suppliers," said Edcon's business integration executive, Calvin Low. "This solution is enabling us to proactively manage critical path activities from initial product design through supplier collaboration to purchase order processes. Furthermore, the Eqos global sourcing solution is introducing a harmonized set of best practice business processes for our buyers, agents and suppliers to support the rigorous demands of global sourcing."
Edcon has integrated the sourcing application with various systems, such as Oracle Retail (Retek) and external logistics service providers.
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