The fast-growing seller of makeup and skin-care products says demand and supply teams worldwide will use Vanguard’s unified cloud platform to forecast and plan the company’s entire global supply chain.
Tarte execs say the move will ultimately consolidate a wide range of activities on a single platform, including demand forecasting, inventory optimization, replenishment planning, component purchasing, and more. The company, whose sales volumes have grown rapidly in the past three years, “is eager to implement a robust enterprise-grade, all-in-one solution,” said Michael Lavelle, Tarte Executive Director of Planning & Allocation. He said he expects Vanguard will significantly improve accuracy and supply chain coordination, as well as dramatically reduce inventory. Tarte picked Vanguard Software from a diverse pool of competing solutions for its end-to-end supply chain capability, as well as its ease-of-use.
“There were pluses and minuses to all, but Vanguard most clearly demonstrated the ability to bring together both ends of our business: the demand planning side, and production and supply planning side,” Lavelle said. “It was the most holistic approach that we saw.”
Tarte products are sold globally online and through retailers including Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, QVC, and more.
Tarte is the pioneer of high-performance naturals™ and one of the fastest growing cosmetic companies in the U.S. In 2000, founder and CEO Maureen Kelly set out to create a cruelty-free line of easy-to-use products packed with healthy ingredients that deliver real results. Tartelettes around the world – including makeup artists & beauty junkies – obsess over the full assortment of highly pigmented, long-wearing cosmetics. Each item is developed without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, and more. The brand extended this “good-for-you glamour” philosophy by launching Tarte vegan skincare in 2016. Tarte is committed to sharing its passion for skinvigorating™ ingredients with the world. It has in-store presence in over seven countries and ships products from its online store to 192 countries and counting.
About Vanguard Software
Vanguard Software introduced its first product for decision support analysis in 1995. Today, companies across every major industry and more than 60 countries rely on Vanguard Software’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP), forecasting, and advanced analytic cloud platform. Vanguard Software is based in Cary, North Carolina.