Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Jacques Vert overhauls IT systems
Jacques Vert overhauls IT systems
03
Nov '10
Fashion retailer Jacques Vert is about to undergo a major overhaul of its IT systems, following significant growth in its online sales channels and increased focus on multi-channel retailing. Jacques Vert will implement both Retail Assist's supply chain ERP solution, Merret, and Maple Lake's QuickAssortment merchandise and assortment planning software early in 2011.

This will be part of a significant investment in its online platform and other systems over the next 18 months. Managing multiple brands (Jacques Vert, Planet, Precis Petite and Windsmoor) across various regions, sizes and styles means that Jacques Vert is constantly having to analyse a complex range of products, through over a thousand outlets in the UK, Ireland and Canada, as well as via web stores for each brand. The company also plans to launch a clearance website.

Merchandise planning and supply chain management are vital to Jacques Vert, as the group's products are mainly supplied from the Far East and Europe, and either delivered to its central warehouse in the UK for redistribution, or direct to stores in Canada. The process is made more complicated by different countries and sales channels generally requiring a varying mix of products. “We need to be more reactive and operate a more effective supply chain to remain ahead of the competition,” says Ian Johnson, Group Finance Director at Jacques Vert.

“This means continually monitoring trends and identifying best sellers so that popular lines can be quickly replenished throughout the season.” By using more sophisticated technology, the retailer anticipates reducing lead times by working more closely with suppliers and sharing more accurate sales data. Currently, planning for new lines is done a long time in advance, with limited repeat buys.

Johnson says that the company has been relying until now on largely manual processes and complex spreadsheets for merchandise planning, and an ERP legacy system for supply chain management. He says that the Maple Lake and Merret software will feed data directly into its other IT systems, giving a single cohesive view to help improve performance management and financial reporting across the business. The business also envisages significant efficiencies in store replenishment and warehouse management.

Retail Assist's product director, Nigel Illingworth, says: “Merret will provide Jacques Vert with a full suite of supply chain and warehouse management software, enabling store staff and concessions to check stock levels and organise inter-branch transfers whenever necessary.”

Bob Jolley, group commercial director at Maple Lake, adds: “Many specialty retailers are now opting for 'best of breed' solutions like ours, and Merret, which can be easily integrated into the business. Maple Lake and Retail Assist are jointly working with other leading multi-channel retailers in the UK, and we look forward to providing clear business benefits to these clients.”

Jacques Vert Plc is a UK fashion retailer trading via its websites and from over 1000 high-street outlets in the UK, Eire and Canada. The company provides outstanding premium womenswear across a diverse mix of four unique brands: Jacques Vert, PLANET, Precis and Windsmoor.

Retail Assist Limited

Must ReadView All

L-R Manish Singhai, COO, Peter England; Vinai Kumar Saxena, chairman, KVIC; Ashish Dikshit, business head, ABFRL and Anshu Sinha, CEO, KVIC while signing agreement. Courtesy: ABFRL

Textiles | On 24th May 2017

Aditya Birla & KVIC enter into a strategic partnership

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) and Khadi and Village...

Courtesy: Jabong

Apparel/Garments | On 24th May 2017

Jabong Mood Store redefines online shopping in India

Jabong, India's leading online fashion retailer, has launched the...

Textiles | On 24th May 2017

Starlinger unveils FX 8.0 circular loom for fabric making

Starlinger, a leading supplier of machinery for woven plastic...

Interviews View All

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search