French ready-to-wear brand Zadig & Voltaire has centralized inventory planning and purchasing processes across its brick-and-mortar and digital channels with the deployment of allocation, replenishment and buying solutions from Aptos.
The Parisian fashion house has more than 350 points of sale across more than 30 countries throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S., in addition to its website. Implementing the Aptos Allocation & Replenishment and Commercial Buying Session solutions will allow Zadig & Voltaire to unify its buying, allocation and replenishment processes.
Zadig & Voltaire is utilizing a suite of Aptos solutions to handle a range of critical functions including the generation of product plans, product buys, allocation against assortment plans and local needs, replenishment of product to locations based on sales trends, and forecasts and reallocation of product to alternate locations. Territory managers have the ability to select an optimal mix of products for their territory and strategically place orders either on-site or virtually.
“In the past, our planning and buying activities were highly fragmented and supported by heterogeneous systems,” said Nicolas Gand, COO of Zadig & Voltaire in a statement. “With Aptos’ platform, we benefit from an end-to-end automated process that frees up time for buyers, planners and the supply chain team while optimizing inventory levels and positioning throughout our network. With the pandemic calling for new levels of resiliency and a stronger omnichannel presence, Aptos has helped us to digitalize key processes, such as buying, as well as to plan merchandise for stores and online in a much more efficient and customer-centric manner.”
“As retailing becomes more global and consumers adopt a digital-first approach, retailers have to prioritize digital transformation in a way that streamlines operations and brings the business closer to the needs of the consumer,” said Steve Towe, President and COO of Aptos in a statement. “Zadig & Voltaire is doing just that as they build a global, omnichannel-ready retail model.”