How Can Apparel Software Systems Help?
With the way consumers are shopping changing, the growing importance of sustainability, and opportunities for export to be taken, apparel businesses need to be agile, flexible and focused. Apparel management software can help to ensure companies are run at optimal levels, and can easily adapt and thrive in this fast-paced industry.
Choosing the right apparel software system can improve overall operations and efficiencies, free up resources and help your business expand. Do you want a solution that targets a specific aspect of your business, or do you want something that can filter throughout your entire operation?
Finding A Modern Apparel Management ERP Software Solution
If your business is showing signs it needs an apparel management solution, decide what your next steps will be but base any plans on understanding what is happening within your business right now and where you want to be. Starting with an audit of your internal and external processes, including your supply chain, can give you a deep dive into your business to establish a baseline. Understanding what is happening in your company and throughout your supply chain means you can see pinch points, waste excess, and find out where you’re losing money. At Syscom, we can help you with this process as part of our professional services.
A poorly managed inventory leads to a loss of sales and excess supplies which increases costs and minimises revenue. Inventory costs take up 45% to 90% of all business expenses. It can drive customers away and impact customer loyalty if your stocks are not properly and timely replenished.
Apparel Management Software for Manufacturers
For fashion manufacturers, software solutions that can help the business with inventory management and forecasting, make-to-stock workflow management and product development management are key. Wacoal Europe uses ApparelX, software that is specially designed for textile and apparel companies. The system is used throughout the business and has allowed them to scale up as new products and brands are added to the company. From product design to warehouse control, using a central software solution has given them complete control over every step of their manufacturing activity.
Apparel Management Software for Distributors
Apparel distributors need ERP software that helps to optimise inventory management, gives visibility of stock due to arrive, streamlines supply chain processes and helps to provide excellent customer service. Castle Clothing use ApparelX, which has improved warehouse accuracy, links to their e-commerce website, provides sales staff with access to customer data from anywhere and has streamlined processes and gives excellent visibility.
Benefits of Apparel Software Systems for Clothing & Footwear Businesses
Inventory control and stock management
With inventory often scattered across multiple locations, it can be difficult to keep track of what is stored where. Apparel management software automates key inventory processes to provide accurate and real-time inventories and manage shortages and surplus supplies.
Using cloud technology allows you to gather all information in one place and manage it from anywhere. Perfect for analysis, forecasting and strategy.
A summary of multi-channel sales, products, and inventory all in one central place means the right data can be seen by the right employees and everyone is on the same page.
Holistic product view
Track the process from product conceptualisation through development to distribution, allowing you to see each part of the business at work.
Streamline the order-to-delivery process with automatic invoices, shipping labels and barcoding.
Improve production planning
Apparel software systems with a production planning module will give 360 visibility of the entire production platform, resulting in optimum resource utilisation.
Manage supply chain
Collaborate with suppliers effectively and accurately determine the variance between your demand and supplier reliability
Define Your Software Needs
Decide what is required for you based on your current and planned business needs – the way consumers are shopping is changing, are you set up for this?
Explore Syscom’s ApparelX solution – an apparel management ERP software system designed for the apparel and textiles industries that is flexible and scalable according to your requirements. We’re used by a range of companies, from those starting out to some of the biggest in the industry, find out how we can help you.
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