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Established in 1993, Crew Clothing has developed a clothing brand that epitomises British casual luxury, growing the company year on year and sponsoring some of the UKs most prestigious sporting events.
Crew Clothing will be utilising LocateIT in their core warehouse, supporting their own brand stores, major retailers such as John Lewis and as well as their mail order facilities.
The installation is delivering a full RF infrastructure, paperless and intuitive resulting in real time visibility and removal of data entry. Bar-coding throughout enables the error cause removal capabilities of the software making it difficult for mistakes to occur. The seamless integrated result also includes links to Crews Futura retail solution and their web-shop environment.
With 3 different seasons a year each providing around 3000 different SKUs, business is certainly booming for Crew. It was decided that they need a new system to support their growing warehouse throughput and increase productivity. Picking errors had been an occasional issue, but the introduction of LocateIT WMS coupled with the RF processes will reduce them; stock accuracy will then be virtually 100%.
On top of store replenishments, a growing mail order and e-business makes it even more vital that picks and despatches are right first time, every time. Customer confidence is of prime concern to the business and the quickest way to destroy this is to deliver wrongly or late. The real time links to actual stock holdings across all retail modes will help planning and ensure maximum product penetration into the marketplace.
The overall solution is due to go live very shortly and both companies are looking forward to a long lasting and mutually beneficial business partnership.