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Demand planning in the store of the future

New tools for the underwear industry

Through an intelligent planning system, we increase the production process efficiency for one of the leaders in the underwear industry.

Approach & Solution

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Approach

To deal with its increasing structural dimensions, an Italian leader in the underwear industry with thousands of stores and numerous factories worldwide, required a more integrated management of planning and production processes, from the collection design phase up to in store availability.

We have therefore supported the company in promoting a "collaborative" dialogue between these two different structures, enabling the sharing of data and information.

Solution

After an initial phase of analysis and evaluation of context, we designed and implemented a multidimensional data analysis solution to support the processes of Merchandise Planning and the Sales & Operations Planning.

We created a solution that allows to:
  • Define the estimated need of garments in the Fashion line for all Group brands and the need of ongoing products
  • Integrate the development processes of collections, calculation of production needs and calculation of material requirements
  • Leverage a decision-making support solution
  • Increase collaboration and information sharing throughout all the offices
  • Check consumption and forecasts in order management.
We also took data security and information structuring as key design elements.

Results

Monthly planning frequency of ongoing products

Separate management of retail chains

Integrated development processes and calculation of production needs

Solid forecasting process

Project Value

Process performance
Innovation

Project Team

Engineering Industry & Services Business Unit

Engineering Software Labs