Premium casualwear brand Marc O'Polo is rolling out a cloud-based supply chain management platform that will ultimately enable it to streamline processes, accelerate time-to-market and increase transparency and collaboration.

The first phase of the implementation of Setlog's OSCA portal completed in December after just four months, and enables the vertical retailer to manage about 90 % of its global sourcing centrally in one place.

In the second phase, pre-production management as well as factory capacity planning will be running live for the new collection, enabling Marc O'Polo and its suppliers to define milestones in terms of content and time, block qualities and accelerate the exchange of information before the start of the production.

"Right from the start the Setlog team focused on analysing and understanding our processes," explains Sonja Ruppert, director buying, production and supply chain at Marc O'Polo, which sells its products through 111 self-owed stores, 181 franchise stores and 2,184 trading partners around the world.

The OSCA hub connects retailers and brands in real-time with their global suppliers, agents, factories, buying offices, quality, testing, logistics, distribution and other global business partners. The platform helps improve planning, transparency, execution, compliance and control through improved early alerts, data analysis and information management tools.