Being successful in the apparel industry relies upon maintaining tight control, effective and efficient management over high volume/low margin operations .
It is vital to identify and focus on the most financially rewarding business and to optimize the operation in a proactive manner .
With customers employing more channels to market and demanding even greater overall flexibility on inventory handling and added value services , manufacturers/wholesalers have to have the systems in place to provide high quality merchandise and accurate real-time information. At the same time these systems must have the ability to fine-tune rapidly and swiftly to changing demands and new service models .
What is Envision ?
ENVISION is a dedicated ERP solution for businesses in the apparel manufacturing industry . It is designed to be easy and quick to implement , to get you up and running in addition to supporting your business more effectively – straight away and without business disruption or even shut-down . Role based user security offers all the flexibility and security necessary for an efficient and risk-free operation .
Like all BRANDXTEND solutions , it provides on-going agility empowering you to adapt to changing circumstances while also presenting crucial operational, business information and insights vital to continued business success .
ENVISION is a solution that :
- Is the 365/24/7 extra employee , whom the whole business can depend upon.
- Enables your business to accomplish its objectives minimizes potential risks can be implemented whilst your business remains open.
- Is implemented by industry professionals who truly understand your business
- Is timely and cost-effective to fine tune long after the initial implementation
Therefore , you are better placed and capable to capture opportunities and steer clear of threats. Allows optimization of your business processes in accordance with the requirements of staff/users rather than forcing your business to conform to how the system works . Better still , all this flexibility is provided as a standard packaged application so the costs for licenses , any customization , implementation , release updates and management is kept attractively low .
Capitalizing on the Cloud and delivery methods like SaaS (Software as a Service) combined with advancements in technologies like SQL server , Windows Server , ENVISION is capable of a global reach. Apparel geographical spread demands all above mentioned features as key for system selection, which in turn empower all users/processes involved
- Mobility together with device independence through cloud and application visualization .
- Border-less collaboration between teams.
- Attaining deadlines and profit margins simultaneously sustaining a proactive approach to business deliverables.
- Project based whereby each order has it’s own Time and Action Critical Path .
- Precise procurement including utilisation of raw materials , human and manufacturing resources .
- Role based security for the users and 3rd party access .
From potential customer order capture , each and every order has become a projects in itself
with it’s specific critical path and resources allocated in a streamlined way to focus all communications to the appropriate p
arties . In cases where an escalation is necessary , the system will immediately notify the appropriate LOB manager to action the change request in order to preserve the order parameters . When this deliverables can’t be maintained , 3rd parties can be notified and the adequate corrective measures will be adopted .
Costing is constantly kept at bay with a state of the art bill of materials and costing module which manages all requirements necessary for each and every order . Furthermore this is fully integrated with the Critical Path and Order project establishing a single perspective for the entire order disposing of communications disruption and multiple versions of truth stored in personal Excel SPREAD-WARE , very difficult to reconcile and analyse .
Envision is a modular solution that includes but is not limited to Sales Orders management , Project/ Critical Path management , Story Boards , Costing/BoM with Estimate vs Actual , Time and Actions Role based Tasks management , Purchase Orders management , Inventory management , Design & Prototyping development , Technical Packs , Production Launches, Project Accounting and Ecommerce to name the significant modules .
MANAGE & GET ROI !
What is the Envision Advantage ?
Depending on the solution level acquired , your business will be able to manage the sales order pipeline , development works, costings and production, shipping and logistics, inventory and e-Commerce with a B2C and B2B baked in when the enterprise subscription is selected.
The main difference between ENVISION and traditional apparel solution is that you are able to keep your system in step with the changing needs and structure of your organisation – long after it is first put in place .
This “post-implementation agility” is a highly important part of our solution design .
Our architecture keeps the system components for data , processes and information delivery in step with one another , ensuring that when a change is made in one area , it does not have to be redone and rechecked for accuracy in another .
As a result , instead of being bound to a inflexible information system that hinders your growth , your staff are better supported , empowered and can make most system changes by themselves – significantly lowering the spend and dependency on both scarce internal resources and expensive external expertise .
This really is true agility , which goes beyond providing a low total cost of ownership by making sure customers take advantage of something even more important : a low total cost of change .
Design & Prototyping ( How aka What , Where & When )
From designer drawings to technical packs , ENVISION can take care of the entire process .
The manufacturing facilities will have comprehensive actual and relevant information regarding what and how to produces in order to accomplish the expected levels of quality . This will always sustain high levels of ROI by lowering the risk of returns , debit notes or cancelations owing to quality challenges in manufacturing . Conversely the customers can have there specific formatted reports while the technologist possesses the specialist tools to do their job once and at the highest standard.
PomPoz is specifically designed to maintain one single file with all relevant data, comments , images leading to the creation of a comprehensive technical pack.
SELL ( in Brick&Mortar or Online via E-commerce )
Sales order capture and pipeline build up are designed to be simple and intuitive to use. Each order generates it’s one Critical Path project with a set of Time and Action focused on user roles for streamlined and proactive management.
Forecasting and Reporting was redesigned to empower the users, their roles and the business throughout a very simple yet powerful report creation. Reports can be targeted at role level , Public for the whole business and private which will be available only for one user. They can be parametrised further through the use of adaptive filtering to obtain key information in a simple and easy to understand layout.
Critical Path ( When , Why , Who )
The Critical Path’s will ensure nothing is missed out . Automated e-mails are sent to the relevant people when a specific condition is triggered ( Why ) . A role based assignation of a particular time and action Task ensures the correct distribution of each process-subprocess to the designated who , it’s replacement or the LOB manager for escalation .
ENVISION can take the pain away from managing the demand generated by each order and their associate production process. Purchase Orders will capture the demand and interact with the Sales Orders Critical Path and the stock control systems to maximise utilisation of all resources and diminish any scrap resulting in manufacturing process.
Bill Of Material and Costing Module are responsible for the accurate view of all components required and their associated costs in order to produce each order and maintain all deliveries quoted to customers.
From designer sketch to technical packs , ENVISION can manage the whole process .
The production facilities can have detailed actual and relevant information about what and how to produces in order to achieve the required levels of quality . This will maintain high levels of ROI by minimising the risk of returns , debit notes or cancelations due to quality issues in production . Conversely the customers will always have up to date information regarding the progress of their orders. Manufacturing units as well as the Technical and QA departments will benefit form one source of shared information eliminating any confusion and misunderstandings, tools which lead to efficient and effective deliveries.
Shipping & Logistics
Inventory management and shipping management are capable of unifying the view of stocks across orders shipped, in transit or awaiting pickup in the warehouse. These modules combined have the power to maintain low stock levels of raw materials, early warnings of insufficient resources for the current demand driven by the sales order book. At the same time customers can be updated in real time with the progress of their order and access for 3rd parties can be granted to make this a transparent and trusted operation, thus leading to high levels of confidence in the customer-supplier relationship.
Our goal is to transform this conventional complex apparel process into a friendly , fast and reliable multi-tool for every single user in the business , to strengthen the relationship between business and it’s customers and suppliers whilst leading to increased prof margins.