Globally expanding apparel and accessories firm moves to the latest in fashion technology to streamline supply chain management, logistics, and distribution processes.
(Lyndhurst, NJ – October 10, 2012) RLM Apparel Software Systems Inc. announces that women’s luxury apparel and accessories brand RAOUL has selected the FashionManager™ software solution to manage its business operations in the U.S. market. The company has begun the planning phase of implementation for the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution in its New York headquarters. Key among the initial business improvements the company expects to achieve through the new system is streamlining the global supply chain and distribution processes.
According to President of Sales Karen Katzman, “As a globally expanding business, we recognized the need to update our systems to take advantage of the latest advancements in fashion technology. We chose RLM not only because their systems give us the tools we need to solve today’s challenges, but also offer the full range of fashion capabilities we need as we grow into the future. We look forward to achieving measurable benefits with their systems.”
To meet the fast-growing supply chain and distribution needs of RAOUL, the FashionManager ERP solution will leverage an existing integration point with apparel fulfillment specialist Bergen Logistics to improve visibility and control over third-party logistics (3PL) processes such as warehousing and order fulfillment. This integration enables FashionManager to fully automate the finished goods receiving process by replacing manual entry and interaction with automatic processing of electronic Advance Shipping Notices (ASN) to Bergen. By transmitting order pick tickets and shipping information, the system can automatically create shipping cartons and generate invoicing. Sharing of customer returns information will also streamline credit processing and make returned goods available for quicker resale.
“We are pleased with the opportunity to provide solutions for such a fast growing global brand”, noted RLM Vice President Andy Lynn. “As a Bergen Logistics client, RAOUL will be able to leverage our pre-configured integration to achieve fast and significant results in streamlining operations and improving accuracy. Because this and many of our other system capabilities align well with their specific needs, we expect RAOUL to meet and exceed their expectations with FashionManager.
RAOUL is the homegrown fashion and leather goods brand from the house of F J Benjamin. The brainchild of Douglas and Odile Benjamin, each RAOUL collection is creatively directed personally by the dynamic husband and wife team.
Since its international debut at the 2010 New York and Paris Fall/Winter shows, RAOUL has been creating a buzz with its sleek take on contemporary affordable luxury womenswear.
RAOUL was launched in Singapore in 2002 as a men’s shirt label, branching out to womenswear in response to demand for affordable tailored pieces with uncompromising standards of design and quality. Since then the brand has grown with a string of standalone stores across Asia-Pacific and a flourishing international presence. RAOUL now regularly presents their collections through their sales and press showrooms in New York and Milan. RAOUL’s signature tailoring styles are manifested in the collections – impeccably cut separates, with luxe fabrics and considered detail. This refined aesthetic evolves from season to season with thoughtful references and finesse, always on-trend but with a timeless elegance.
RAOUL is currently available through selected retailers in the fashion capitals of Paris, Milan, London and New York. International media including Vogue US, British Vogue, WWD, Harpers’ Bazaar and the New York Times have identified RAOUL as a label to watch.
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 across the entire concept-to-consumer product lifecycle.
RLM’s category-spanning enterprise software solutions comprise capabilities typically found separately in enterprise resource planning (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), warehouse management systems (WMS), salesforce automation (SFA), and e-commerce systems (B2B/B2C). RLM solutions are available in either a traditional on-premise deployment or as a hosted cloud subscription model.
RLM customers include Alexander Wang, Blowfish Malibu, Donna Karan, Halston, John Varvatos, Jordache Enterprises, Magaschoni, Michael Kors, The Row, Tory Burch, US Polo Association, and other leading apparel, footwear, and accessories companies. For more information, visit http://www.ronlynn.com.
FashionManager is a trademark of RLM Apparel Software Inc.
Learn more about Bergen Logistics at http://www.bergenlogistics.com
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Contact: Andy Lynn Vice President Business Development RLM Apparel Software Systems (201) 531-5959