US: Jordache Gains Real-Time Factory Visibility and Reduces Chargebacks with RLM Software
20 March 2009 | News | Source: RLM Apparel Software Systems Inc
Lyndhurst, NJ -- RLM Apparel Software Systems Inc. reports that global fashion brand powerhouse Jordache Enterprises has achieved significant business improvements through expanded use of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution across the company's worldwide network of factories and business partners. Key among these benefits are real-time factory visibility, significant reductions in chargebacks, and integration of multiple companies and business partners in a single ERP system.
As a designer and manufacturer of a wide variety of denim, apparel and accessories, Jordache considers its worldwide network of owned and sourced manufacturing operations a key factor in its success. "With RLM, we can now monitor the activities in all of our factories around the globe in real-time", stated Nick Losquadro, Jordache Executive Vice President of Operations. "Perhaps one of the most tangible benefits is that RLM's software has allowed us to cut our shipment-related chargebacks in half."
"To accomplish this, the system first generates specific carton-level packing instructions with the creation of the purchase order. After production, the factories scan each individual UPC as they put it into the carton. The system then tells us exactly what is in each carton before it leaves the factory. This virtually eliminates packing mistakes."
"The benefits of RLM also extend to our warehouse and distribution processes," continued Losquadro. "We scan all the garments in as we receive them at our distribution centers in New Jersey and Louisiana. RLM then enables us to efficiently track movement of inventory, allocate goods, drop customer orders, consolidate bill of lading, track shipments, and manage the entire process. RLM manages everything including open stock, individual, and pre-packs. It manages even the largest and most complex orders we ship to customers like Wal-Mart, JCPenney, and Kohl's."
"Jordache also benefits from the multi-company capabilities in the RLM software. This enables us to quickly integrate new divisions or partner companies into our business processes. This gets them up and running quickly and makes us all more efficient, saving time and money. We use RLM software for everything from manufacturing through general ledger. These and other benefits valid our choice of RLM, which we felt offered the biggest bang for our system buck."
Jordache Enterprises is a privately held conglomerate with an international reach that has earned a distinguished reputation for quality and excellence. The company designs and manufactures more than 35 million garments per year comprising a wide variety of denim, apparel and accessories. Brands owned by Jordache Enterprises include Jordache®, Earl Jean®, U.S. Polo Assn.®, KIKIT® Jeans, Maurice Sasson®, Fubu Ladies®, Gasoline®, Lowrider®, LoveLola®, GAS®, XOXO®. Jordache also manufactures Private Label denim for well-known companies, including Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi's and Abercrombie & Fitch, among others.
About RLM Apparel Software Systems
RLM Apparel Software is a leading provider of modular, end-to-end business software solutions designed specifically to address the needs of global fashion retailers, brands, and manufacturers. Over its 30 year history, RLM has enabled many of the largest and most innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and related companies to reach their full potential by accelerating performance, increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and streamlining business processes throughout the entire concept-to-consumer product lifecycle.
RLM's category-spanning enterprise software solutions comprise capabilities typically found separately in enterprise resource management (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), supplier relationship management (SRM), order management systems (OMS), warehouse management systems (WMS), salesforce automation systems (SFA), and e-commerce systems (B2B/B2C). RLM solutions are available in traditional on-premise licensing or on a hosted software-as-a-service monthly subscription basis.
RLM customers include Accessory Network Group, Calvin Klein Accessories, Capital Mercury, Halston, International Women's Apparel, Jordache, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Wacoal, and other leading apparel, footwear, and accessories companies.