Mulberry uses Aptos for supply chain upgrade
Written by Peter Walker
Mulberry has implemented Aptos solutions for pre-season and in-season planning, using supply chain management technology to manage product development and sourcing faster.
The British handbag and womenswear retailer trades internationally through its own stores, direct wholesale customers and partners, as well as a growing online channel.
Group IT director Richard Cunningham said that with expansion both terms of geographies and channels, the company had new planning needs and sourcing requirements, as well as increasing overall merchandising responsiveness.
“We chose Aptos as our partner in our ‘Agile Supply Chain’ transformational program for the retail expertise of the team across all processes, the ability to cover the merchandise process from end to end, as well as the track record of satisfied customers.”
Chief financial officer Neil Ritchie added: “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.”
Aptos’ project lifecycle management capabilities allow for the management of all collection data to help engage suppliers in the definition of materials and costing.