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One of the more common and overwhelming challenges facing a growing number of fashion brands today is the need to transform their business operations from outdated legacy-based systems to more cost efficient, integrated solutions.
Kenneth Cole is one such brand that realized about three years ago it was time to make some changes to its backend systems. For years, it had been operating with manufacturing-based legacy systems when what the company really needed was more modern, fashion-based solutions, according to Richard Kobylarz, vice president of IT for Kenneth Cole.
“After researching options, we chose to replace a number of separate solutions from different vendors with RLM Apparel Software’s more unified PLM, ERP, Financials and EDI platform, Kobylarz explained.
Kenneth Cole’s decision to migrate to RLM’s solutions, coupled with a series of other system enhancements, resulted in substantial cost savings and more efficient and effective business operations. Based on their successful business and branding transformation, Kenneth Cole was also recently recognized as a 2018 Top Innovator by Apparel Magazine.
Transitioning to a fully integrated enterprise solution is not as overwhelming as you may think. Find out how RLM Apparel Software can make your business run more efficiently and request a free demonstration to learn more about the power and pricing of our solutions.
Johnny Was, known for its modern Bohemian fashions, has a look as laidback and vintage as it comes. It’s Califor
nia dreaming and global meditation are all wrapped into one. The company’s very existence was inspired by the steady strains of a melancholy mid-seventies reggae hit with the eponymous line, “Johnny Was a Good Man,” by Bob Marley and the Wailers. But behind the scenes, the pace at this L.A.-based lifestyle brand is anything but languid.
Over 30 years, the business has nurtured its wholesale roots, expanding to reach approximately 1,500 specialty retailers and better department stores. Within the past decade, Johnny Was accelerated yet further, opening its own retail stores, launching an e-commerce website and creating a catalog. Its company-owned store count has practically doubled in five years from 15 to almost 30, and e-commerce now represents about 20 percent of sales.
Johnny Was is leveraging technology to meet customer demand across numerous customer touch points, from its network of specialty retail partners to its own stores, website and catalog. Scalable systems are able to support simultaneous growth from all of these channels without the need to add more staff, facilities or third-party logistics providers. Everything can keep on flowing through the company’s L.A. operations, where it all began back in 1987, to the echo of a reggae ballad.
Learn more about how Johnny Was is driving growth and amazing omni-channel expansion in the RLM Case Study: "The Systems Behind a Growth Journey".
Are you wondering how your business software can be built so it is more suited for your fashion brand? Fashion ERP Software is not something you have to custom build because it already exists.
Often when fashion brands are looking for a solution they tend to look at products that are not considered industry specific. We've put together a list that highlights the advantages of fashion-specific software and why it's likely to be a more productive and cost efficient choice than generic software solutions.