Latitudes Inc., owner and manufacturer of the Klogs USA comfort footwear brand, has implemented the CGS BlueCherry business software in a fraction of the typical ERP setup timeline. CGS footwear-specific capabilities and rapid project methodology helped the company accelerate key benefits including improved process tracking, inventory and cost controls, and retail collaboration.
(NEW YORK, NY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010) Computer Generated Solutions Inc. (CGS) announces that Latitudes Inc., owner and manufacturer of popular comfort footwear brand Klogs® USA, has successfully implemented the BlueCherry enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution at its Sullivan, Missouri (USA) headquarters. Latitudes achieved a fully-live system status complete with shipping and integration to existing Microsoft Dynamics® SL accounting software in just ten weeks. The company is already realizing significant benefits from the new software, including greater visibility into operations, improved tracking and management of raw materials and inventory, and better control of standard and actual costs throughout the manufacturing process. Keys to the extraordinarily quick implementation included Latitude’s dedication to the project and CGS’ Rapid Implementation Methodology and deep footwear industry expertise.
“Our search for a fully integrated ERP with solid footwear and style/size/dimension core capabilities led us to BlueCherry”, noted Latitudes Director of Operations Jennifer Whitchurch. “The system gives us deep footwear functionality in a single, easy to use solution. With the easily accessible system reports and inquiry capabilities, we are now able to manage by exception. These and other factors enabled us to finish the project on time and under budget.”
BlueCherry also improves Latitudes’ management of raw materials and finished goods as items are automatically subtracted from inventory as they are consumed throughout the manufacturing process. This also yields more timely and precise actual cost calculations for the company. The new system also provides integrated electronic data interchange (EDI) collaboration with multiple Klogs® USA retail partners. Moving forward, the company plans to utilize BlueCherry to automate and streamline additional business processes.