Wholesale Fashion Distributor Integrates SAP Business One to Improve Supply Chain Management
Fashion Edge benefits from automating the generation and transfer of SKU data, reports, dispatch notices, POs and invoices
"We do all the selling and servicing in the UK, but some of our supplier's factories and warehouses are based in Spain. They are responsible for drop shipping, so all of our products are dispatched directly from Spain," explained Wenjun Chen, Commercial Director, Fashion Edge.
"We didn't really have the visibility of what was going on. We rely on them to ship to our clients in the UK accurately, but we need to check those shipments and check what has been sent and invoice them accordingly,"
Having discussed the situation with its IT provider, Fashion Edge decided to use BPA Platform to achieve this. Firstly, to provide the integration between SAP Business One (https://www.codelessplatforms.com/
"We are now semi in sync with our supplier, so we don't have to chase them nonstop for reports, dispatch notices etc. Whatever they generate on their system, as long as they send us that report, it enables us to create the information we need in SAP Business One, providing us with better visibility. It also eliminates the manual, repeated tasks, such as creating good receipts, POs and invoices. The whole process is a lot more reliable now," revealed Wenjun Chen.
Although the project has only been up and running for three months, Fashion Edge is already seeing the benefits of deploying BPA Platform.
"The big advantage of BPA Platform is that it is much more visual. It's like a mind map. It tells you the process, how it should happen and when it should happen. If you notice any mistakes, you can easily edit and insert the correct date or the right information. I think that flexibility is quite amazing. In this respect, I think BPA Platform provides you with a greater understanding of the business; you can get a better overview of the business and how everything's operating and running," said Wenjun Chen.