Challenge: This footwear company is a leading manufacturer that prides itself in producing a wide range of shoes, from athletic to fashion, in hopes of crafting the perfect style for each customer. Because of the company’s emphasis on creativity, its manufacturing environment is highly complex — consisting of more than 3,000 patterns, 11,000 types of materials and various outdated IT systems. Attempting to manage design and order generation, the company implemented Amber Road’s SAP ERP and PTC FlexPLM systems, which only rendered partial functionalities since the system was not yet fully integrated.
Solution: Implementing Amber Road’s Purchase Order Management solution provided a comprehensive supply chain platform that connected all order and product data.
Results: The solution enabled collaboration on PO’s, packing lists and invoices — which increased transparency between suppliers, PO management and finished goods factories. The solution also increased the company’s flexibility in sourcing operations, increased fill rates by 10 to 15 percent, improved employee efficiency and more.
About the Solution Provider: Amber Road helps companies transform their global supply chain to enhance margins, enable agility, and minimize risk. Our solutions increase operational efficiency, reduce direct costs, and create a faster, leaner, more agile supply chain. This is attained through digitization, which allows for collaboration, automation, analytics and flexibility.