Footwear & Apparel
AI-Driven Apparel Supply Chain Planning
Vanguard’s predictive Footwear & Apparel supply chain planning platform gives companies the resilience needed to outperform unexpected trends and fulfill demand better than peers. We offer industry-tailored solutions that includes scenario modeling, enhanced supplier and customer collaboration, and real-time inventory balancing across the network.
Forecast with Certainty Across the Footwear & Apparel Supply Chain
Consumers today expect unlimited product availability with expansive choices in how they browse, purchase, and receive their goods. For the Apparel & Footwear Industry, these demands add tremendous complexity to merchandise planning, assortment allocation, and replenishment, as well as multi-channel purchase and delivery. Those who can automate and optimize these processes stand the best chance of maximizing profit and customer service.
Vanguard Predictive Planning™ for Apparel & Footwear supports all types of data synchronization including near real-time point-of-sale (POS) transactions. This enables Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) collaborations that cut costs out of the supply chain to benefit both you and your vendors. The system’s advanced-analytic modeling and simulation capabilities support omnichannel sales and delivery while ensuring optimal inventory and labor down to the store level. All of this is key to balancing product breadth and depth for best-net-profit assortment allocations that span thousands of SKUs and, potentially, hundreds of locations.
Leverage Vanguard for part, or all, of your S&OP or IBP process – from sales forecasting to supply planning to financial forecasting and budgeting. Vanguard integrates all of these distinct applications on a single supply chain demand planning software platform designed to unify management estimates, exceptions, and data.
Vanguard’s UI integrates seamlessly with your business processes, enabling diverse teams and users to communicate and collaborate. Plus, all changes and updates are dynamic, system-wide. Change your demand plan and see that change reflect instantly in your inventory order schedule – all on the same screen.
Global Athletic Footwear Company Implements Omni-Channel Sales Forecasting with New Product Introductions
"The reason I chose Vanguard was the quality of the pre-sales support and assistance in setting up a proof of concept with our actual data. While functionality was similar between all the choices your team and immediate sales support are what closed the deal."
One of the largest athletic footwear companies in the world faced supply chain planning challenges typical for their industry.
Boasting an enormous portfolio of high-fashion products, particularly in the Asian market, the company’s planners struggled to keep up with high product style turnover and countless new product introductions.
With Vanguard Predictive Planning™, they were able to:
- Gain a single version of the truth
- Achieve network collaboration and consolidation of key insights
- Forecast new product introductions with more accuracy than thought possible
- Scale supply chain demand planning software solutions across planning departments