Argility has announced that men’s fashion retailer Moss Bros has implemented its Argility Merchandise Management system in an attempt to improve the way staff manage stock allocation, planning, orders, supplies and promotional and clearance activities across the business.
The system will enable Moss Bros to have real-time visibility of stock across its supply chain. The retailer will also now be able to allocate stock and track sales across the organisation.
Brett Grobler, head of IT at Moss Bros, said: “We needed a technology that would integrate across our whole suite of products. The introduction of the technology has delivered major time savings. Staff are able to pre-allocate stock on the system, which reduces the risk of stock sitting idle. This, in turn, allows the merchandising team to carry out better forward planning.”
The business at Moss Bros is split into two trading divisions – mainstream and fashion. One of the factors behind the company’s decision to select Argility was the need for a system that could cope with the different sections of the business.
“With several different brands operating under the Moss Bros name it’s important that we meet the demands of our customers. Staff can also view whether stock is in a pick wave, on a van or at the store,” Grobler said.
Grobler says he hopes that the deal will be the start of a long relationship between the two companies. He said: “The solution will play a crucial role in the development of the business going forward. It will also support us as we look to increase our online offering in the future and we hope to drive the use of the technology through into product creation.”
The system was implemented by UCS Software.
Moss Bros has over 150 stores throughout the UK and as well as its flagship brand, also owns Savoy Taylors Guild, Cecil Gee and Moss Bros Hire.