Increase speed of products to market.
- Lengthy garment approval process
- Changes after final sign-off has occurred
- Problems with fabric availability
- Non-standardised technology and buying processes
- More time spent on execution than strategy
- Unnecessary duplication and paperwork
- Roll out the project in phases, beginning with Women’s Wear.
- Map Women’s Wear as the desired state for other departments and map the rest of the departments against this.
- Follow a parallel roll-out approach in subsequent phases.
- Involve users in buying, technology, planning and suppliers.
- Launch a two- to three-week dedicated effort using overseas resources.
- Initiate supplier training sustainability via the appointment of two custodians per supplier.
Outcomes and benefits:
- Reduction of delayed timelines
- Automated and standardised processes
- Partnerships between buyers and suppliers
- Proactive involvement rather than reactive response
- Standardised terminology
- Adoption of standards and world practices as opposed to methods
- Integrated relationship with suppliers
- Implementation of a “living style file” and “fabric library”
Back to clients.