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Vertical Markets:
Apparel, Fashion, & Retail

The apparel and fashion industry is focused on the design, manufacture, and distribution of clothing. Relaxation of quotas and other trade regulations has created a robust and quickly changing international environment for where styles are designed and where apparel is manufacturer. This, of course, creates for a complex supply chain. The presence of a few buyers with huge buying power dictates cost and delivery terms.


Unique Features

Color, Size, Style

  • The combination of styles and colors and sizes creates a vast number of product combinations.  The ability to manage these combinations efficiently is critical to successfully managing all phases of operations
  • Integration of combinations with pricing, special pricing for certain sizes, customer classes, and product classes

Supply chain management

  • Manage global network of suppliers and customers

Strong inventory control and costing

  • Adoption of bar-coding standards
  • Manage landed costs
  • Accurate costing

Retail Partners

  • Manage EDI requirements
  • Manage packaging and labeling compliance requirements

Apparel, Fashion, & Retail Distribution Software Directory

Advanced Distribution Partners
Advanced Distribution Partners: Advanced Distribution Microsoft Dynamics® AX
Shoppers demand speed, convenience and unlimited accessibility, whether they are buying in a bricks and mortar shop or online. For distributors, this means on-time delivery to the retailers you service is No. 1. Without full visibility of your inventory and up-to-the-moment business intelligence, it’s all too easy to break promises made on critical orders. Using Advanced Distribution Software, you can streamline every element of your operations and ensure smooth sailing from promise to delivery. Anticipate trends with accurate, current data, ensuring you have the inventory you need. With full visibility of stock, have confidence you are making realistic promises to retailers. And enjoy peace of mind that your orders will arrive when promised. Learn more...
Demand Management, Inc.
Demand Management, Inc.: Demand Solutions
With Demand Solutions highly accurate forecasting algorithms and dynamic time-phased replenishment plans, apparel marketers can reduce inventory, improve service levels, phase out obsolete styles and lines, and launch new products. Learn more...
NetSuite, Inc.
NetSuite, Inc.: NetSuite Wholesale/Distribution Edition
The #1 Cloud-Based ERP/Financial Suite for Wholesale Distribution Companies
The NetSuite Wholesale Distribution Edition is the only cloud-based integrated business suite for wholesale distribution.

Solution enables:
Monitor and manage your business with the ultimate customizable business dashboard, featuring built-in best practices for
wholesale distribution.
Convert leads to orders, orders to shipments and shipments to revenue with NetSuite's advanced warehouse, inventory
management and order fulfillment capabilities.
Gain a real-time, 360-degree view of your customers and provide better customer service through NetSuite's seamless integration
of CRM with financials and other back-office systems.
Grow revenues, enter new markets and improve channel partner engagement with tools for partner relationship management (PRM).
Manage webstores and online business with NetSuite's ecommerce solution, which is tightly integrated with your accounting,
fulfillment, inventory, CRM, PRM and more. Learn more...
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.): S2K Enterprise Software
S2K Enterprise for Apparel combines advanced IBM technology with apparel ERP software designed by professionals who understand the apparel industry. This comprehensive apparel industry software suite will enhance and improve all aspects of your highly specific business. Learn more...