The Apparel industry supply chain is often viewed as synonymous with the term “omni channel”. Customers expect to be able to order on-line or in-store and then collect there and then or have it delivered home or click & collect from a preferred location. Flexibility is paramount.
Matflo is used to all these specific requirements and delivers exacting solutions to address them.
The transient nature of fashion has resulted in constant product change, with ever tighter delivery time expectations and a thirst for wider product choice. These points have in some cases justified the major investment in automated distribution facilities to handle the high SKU churn, large volumes and high demand, while other retailers have also looked to implement systems that can facilitate local in-store fulfillment processes, or most optimally a combination of the two approaches.
An inevitable consequence of an internet driven sales channel has been the high levels of returns. An effective and efficient returns process, able to quickly return to a global inventory pool resaleable items and to suitably dispose of non-distributable items is key. Matflo components can also be deployed to handle this part of the supply chain.
The functionally rich Matflo component library can be cherry picked to meet individual requirements or integrated together to deliver a completely integrated supply chain offering, addressing DC automation, in-store fulfillment, delivery and return handling.