Mulberry supply chain initiative cuts inventory

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Luxury brand Mulberry has implemented an agile supply chain initiative enabling it to reduce inventory and improve visibility throughout the supply chain.

It has implemented Aptos solutions for its pre-season and in-season planning and is now focusing on PLM and supply chain management to manage product development and sourcing faster and more efficiently in the next phase of the project.

Aptos’ PLM capabilities will support Mulberry by enabling the management of all collection data with the possibility to easily engage suppliers in the definition of bill of materials and costing. And its Supply Chain Management functionality will support efficient order tracking with suppliers.

Aptos’ solution for Mulberry’s pre-season and in-season planning has enabled it to integrate the entire processes across functions, geographies and channels. “This has been a very successful project, and it has enabled Mulberry to implement its Agile Supply Chain initiative and realise key objectives, including a reduction in inventory and greater visibility throughout the supply chain,” said Mulberry CFO, Neil Ritchie.

“With the market calling for greater agility and our business constantly expanding both in terms of geographies and channels, we not only had new planning needs, but also new requirements in terms of sourcing, costing, as well as increasing overall merchandising responsiveness,” added Mulberry group IT director Richard Cunningham.

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