When the crisis hit, did it seem like you were fighting a losing battle trying to get critical supply chain insights? This is a scenario most companies can relate to; digital process gaps that lead to massive delays and frustration when it comes to getting critical supply chain insights.
Data Migration from SAP Apparel and Footwear Solution to SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical BusinessTue, Aug 18, 2020 |
For existing SAP customers, it is no longer a question of whether to move to SAP S/4HANA but rather a question of when they should move. While many customers are eager to implement S/4HANA for Fashion, making the move can be complex.
As machines have become more sophisticated at understanding and responding in natural language, we’ve seen a massive growth in conversational application. These dedicated apps are enabled with natural language processing that helps them understand casual speech input by text or voice.
As we move from the digital era to the intelligent era, enterprises need to turn to the tools of the future. But for companies with very specific business problems, customizing their existing ERP system is not a viable solution as custom applications and integrations within the core ERP system often result in:
- Difficulty performing updates and upgrades
- Higher costs to maintain
- Slow and challenging innovation
While SAP S/4HANA for Fashion delivers many benefits, it is important to remember that making the move is a large-scale project which requires an entire system to be moved. Most companies face difficulty during their move because they are unaware of which migration strategy is best for their current IT landscape.
Fashion brands are often challenged with sustaining momentum in today’s digital economy. This is especially true for small-to-medium sized fashion companies that do not have the luxury of investing in a digital-core ERP solution that is capable of scaling as the company grows. In such situations, cracks start to appear within a company’s operational processes and platforms.
It's safe to say that many fashion companies are battling supply chain issues during this period. Fashion companies must take action now to navigate the impacts of the disruption, or they’ll be in for an even more challenged future. Here's what fashion companies can expect:
Understanding the actual cost of poor quality
The actual cost of poor quality can be staggering. Brands and apparel manufacturers continue to grapple with quality issues due to human errors under extremely tight deadlines as well as the lack of right tools to help Quality Controllers (QCs) perform audits and systematically derive results.
With the right quality management system, fashion brands and manufacturers can ensure the maintenance of quality - improving processes, reducing waste, lowering costs and cultivating a more productive team by eliminating manual, repetitive tasks.
Sluggish store traffic, intense competition from online retailers, dynamic pricing strategy and evolving consumer spending patterns are the headwinds plaguing the retail sector. But some brands are continuing to take the leap by investing in their growth plans despite the challenges faced by the retail industry. From understanding the core customer to keeping up with the latest trends, what's driving them to make the decision and why now?
Maxport Pursues Digital Transformation with attune: Among the first in Vietnam to implement SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical BusinessMon, Mar 18, 2019 | Category: SAP S/4 HANA Fashion
Since its founding in 1995, Maxport has grown into a major manufacturer, producing for the world’s leading brands including Nike, Lululemon, and Asics.
Much of its success is due to its unwavering focus on quality and innovation; a constant practice of finding new ways to improve processes by leveraging new technologies. With that in mind, Maxport recently announced their decision to implement SAP S/4HANA for Fashion Manufacturing across its operations, making it one of the first Vietnamese manufacturing and exporting companies to deploy the solution. Below is the kick-off video to celebrate the first-ever S/4HANA for Fashion Manufacturing Project in Vietnam: