Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Retailer Expands On GT Nexus Supply Chain Management System

Charming Shoppes Invest Further in Automated Software
Shipping News Feature

USA – Leading apparel retailer Charming Shoppes has renewed its commitment to the GT Nexus automated supply chain management system and increased its requirement to now include the Import Operating Platform.

With more than 2,200 stores in 48 states and $2.5 billion revenue in 2008 the company’s logistical needs and supply chain are highly complex and the choice of the more sophisticated program is an indication of the success that they have enjoyed with GT Nexus previously.

Laurie Everill, Director of International Trade, Logistics and Compliance at Charming Shoppes stated: “For the past few years, we have relied on the GT Nexus system to provide the visibility and control necessary to manage our import operations. We have a great foundation in place which we plan to build out and leverage further across our operation, including expansion of capabilities into automated freight audit and actual landed cost calculation.”

This system will further stream the company’s inventory control by adding an import data hub that captures and standardises information about inventory and shipments which is fed into the system electronically from other systems run by partners in the supply chain. This data is then used to stream the import processes.

“Charming Shoppes has import automation capabilities that most retailers dream about,” said Greg Johnsen, EVP and co-founder at GT Nexus.

“Few companies can instantly locate the status of any item by size, color, or style like Charming can today. We look forward to continuing to help them with such capabilities,” he added.

The contract is another success for GT Nexus as not only is it an important addition to their workload it is also an invaluable validation from a major client.