Top clothing company Jones Apparel Group has successfully implemented a merchandising system from 7thOnline to streamline its assortment planning processes for multiple divisions.

Jones began its collaboration with 7thOnline two years ago in the aim of driving sales and reducing costs through a more proactive and efficient assortment planning process

The implementation of the system has resulted in better matching of inventory to retailer demand, higher fill rates, additional revenue opportunities realised, and significantly reduced administrative costs and errors associated with the order management process.

Jones has now expanded its usage of 7thOnline to additional product lines, including Anne Klein, Jones Collection, Jones Sport, and Polo Jeans.
Jones chief executive officer Peter Boneparth said: "We believe that the assortment planning approach we have deployed will help us to deliver optimal store assortments and to attract and retain the consumer."

Jones is a leading designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded apparel, footwear and accessories. The company also markets directly to consumers through its chain of specialty retail and value-based stores, and operates the Barneys New York chain of luxury stores.