Lawson QuickStep Fashion to enhance Barbour’s supply chain process
J Barbour & Sons, a UK-based manufacturer of casual clothing and accessories, has signed a contract to implement Lawson QuickStep Fashion, an enterprise resource planning software package.
The Lawson solution, which runs on an IBM System i platform, will help Barbour to manage its supply chain across the UK, France, Germany, and the US, helping to drive business efficiency.
Lawson QuickStep Fashion is expected to pre-configure more than 70% of core fashion industry business processes. This is expected to help reduce implementation time by up to 50%, said Lawson. Using the new system, Barbour will focus on improving productivity through enhanced supply chain planning and execution and purchasing efficiency. The Lawson system is also designed to help improve performance monitoring and reporting.
In addition to Lawson QuickStep Fashion, Barbour will implement a selection of additional Lawson applications designed to help improve efficiency, such as Demand Planner, Supply Chain Planner, Warehouse Mobility and Lawson Smart Office.
Andrew Dalziel, global marketing director for fashion at Lawson, said: Lawson QuickStep Fashion helps simplify the management of complex global supply chains, helping companies like Barbour improve on the industry’s tight margins.