In order to meet the requirements of the AGEC law and the new consumption patterns, the textile sector must align its production and supply as closely as possible to sales.
Stocks are expensive and the destruction of unsold goods is now forbidden, so brands must now focus onrationalising upstreamsupplies, buying in small quantities and planning orders as best they can.
It is important to have a good command of one's supply structure, to remain agile in one's production in order to be able to react as quickly as possible.
With shorter supply cycles and real-time production splitting, brands can respond to demand as closely as possible consumers and limit their stocks and unsold goods.
The implementation of a collaborative platform bringing together all the players in the supply chain helps brands to supervise their raw materials and components, their production in real time and toadjust production quantities according to sales.
This makes their process more agile and allows them to react quickly to customer needs and expectations. By fine-tuning their production, they can also limit their stocks.
With the e-SCM solution, procurement, production and distribution are digitised and optimized to be able to respond in a timely manner. agile and flexible to commercial needs, with a view to achieving a streamlined production.
This agility leads to shorter lead times and limited stocks, which will enable the brand to make significant gains (lower costs, shorter time to market, increased profitability).
Limiting unsold goods also allows for a gain in recycling and upcycling issues.
e-SCM supports the implementation of this new model, which aims at a more responsible and sustainable production for brands.
The " SPLIT" function of the Purchase Order allows for the quick and easy splitting of an order while retaining all the original data. This function can be found at all stages of the process to meet the needs of flexibility, reactivity and traceability while adapting to industrial constraints.
This involves defining, with the supplier, a production and delivery schedule according to the factory's production capacity, the replenishment times for the raw material or the delivery schedule expected by the distribution channels.
It is possible to link production batches to batches or origins of raw materials in order to have a very fine traceability on each batch of finished product.
In the event of a production delay or to respond to a commercial emergency, the SPLIT function makes it possible to define a priority shipment on part of the production by choosing an express mode of transport to accelerate delivery to the warehouse.
For example, it is also possible to respond to a customer requirement by receiving the quantity of product to finalise a customer order, for example, and to avoid a delivery in several instalments, which can cause penalties or additional transport costs.
The brand can separate a production batch with specific packaging instructions or distribute production to different warehouses with different shipping conditions, thus reducing customer order picking costs and promoting CrossDock, for example.
e-SCM, a tool for supply chain managers
To achieve their transformation with agility, brands will have to accelerate their digitalisation, rethink their procurement process and their internal/external organisation model.
Supply chain managers will be able to rely on the e-SCM solution to secure supplies, manage production planning and guarantee product traceability, in consultation with suppliers.