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Accenture teamed with a leading international clothing retailer to enable the retailer to improve its flexibility, speed to market, stock visibility and overall business performance.
This clothing retailer had grown rapidly over the past 10 years, more than quadrupling its sales of approximately US$1 billion in 2000. To maintain its growth and continue its international expansion, the company knew it needed to invest in core technical infrastructure and business processes.
The company turned to Accenture to help launch its first large-scale business change program to improve excellence in process and systems.
Accenture professionals from the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the United States worked closely with the company and other providers such as SAP to carry out the retailer’s ambitious plan to introduce new processes and ERP functionality across its global organization.
This project was complex and represented the first-ever implementation of the following in the industry:
With Accenture’s help, the company has developed a new set of capabilities that support its growth agenda and enable the clothing retailer to:
Respond more quickly and effectively to challenges and growth opportunities with efficient, harmonized processes that span business divisions and countries.
Develop better assortment plans with more relevant products for customers across its store portfolio, driving an increase in style-level profitability.
Use business insights and automated processes to improve product forecasting—reducing inventory and facilitating appropriate allocation of merchandise.
Achieve better transparency, consistency and quality of business information to guide decision-making and reduce overall supply chain costs.
Take advantage of better analytical reporting capabilities to perform root cause analyses.
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