QAD DynaSys, provider of demand and supply chain planning (DSCP) solutions, has announced that Maroquinerie Thomas, the leather goods manufacture operating in the European luxury goods market, selected QAD DynaSys Cloud Production Planning, Procurement Planning and Advanced Analytics to optimise its supply chain. QAD DynaSys is a division of QAD Inc.
"We are a family company focused on our business and respect for the traditions of leather goods," said Maroquinerie Thomas Supply Chain Manager Christophe Pinard. "We do not have the time or resources to manage an IT infrastructure. A cloud-based software solution is perfect for our company, processes and strategy.
It allows us to focus on our expertise and our core business." For 82 years, and through four family generations, Maroquinerie Thomas has met or exceeded the challenges and tradition of craftsmanship of the leather goods industry, mastering the various related professions that require unique industry-specific expertise. The company's primary focuses are manufacturing excellence and customer satisfaction. Since 1970, Maroquinerie Thomas has outsourced to the biggest names in the luxury brand industry. It employs 1,500 people spread between five sites in France, and a production site in Italy.
A Large and Sequential Supply Chain In 2017, Maroquinerie Thomas performed an audit of its supply chain and found it to be too centralised, too complex and not agile enough. The company also identified potential disruptions to the flow of information management.
"The evolution of our business follows fashion trends," said Pinard. "We are experiencing more and more variations with reduced end-to-end supply chain visibility. With four collections per year in the luxury market, we need quarterly visibility. We have important challenges in our business and we must anticipate the purchase and storage of raw materials, which are often rare and therefore expensive. We must also plan so that all our specialists, whatever their job, are optimally utilised."
Maroquinerie Thomas' single objective is to align its plans including budget, capacity, master production schedule and procurement. Maroquinerie Thomas selected QAD DynaSys for a number of reasons including:
- The QAD DynaSys end-to-end demand and supply chain planning solution includes production planning, procurement planning and advanced analytics
- The solutions' ability to process aggregated data
- The automation of task management
- The solutions' ability to share information and work in a collaborative way
- The deep domain expertise of the QAD DynaSys team in the luxury brand sector, as well as the DynaSys support and knowledge transfer approach
- The cloud-based Demand and Supply Chain Planning solutions
"The decision to select QAD DynaSys was made in March. We began the project in May and we go live in November," said Pinard. "We are delighted with this partnership and with how well the QAD DynaSys teams have collaborated with our in-house project team."
"We are proud to help a growing company that is steeped in tradition to become even more agile and collaborative thanks to our cloud-based DSCP solutions," said QAD DynaSys President Ariel Weil. "We have a thorough understanding of the challenges of the luxury market, and we will bring all our experience in this area into play for Maroquinerie Thomas."