Fashion firm Lipsy selects online system from BT to boost supply chain

High street fashion manufacturer Lipsy has selected BT’s Expedite sourcing system to improve its supply chain management.

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High street fashion manufacturer Lipsy has selected BT’s Expedite sourcing system to improve its supply chain management.

The system will provide Lipsy with online access to real-time critical information across the supply chain, ensuring that changes to product specifications are available everyone from range planners to fabric buyers, production and distribution managers.

Lipsy hopes the supply chain improvements will increase productivity and the speed of its response to fashion trends.

The fashion company also needs increased visibility and transparency in its supply chain management as its developing business structure becomes more complex. At present, Lipsy designs and sells its products in the UK, with sampling and production completed in the Far East.

But the company is also managing a mix of wholesale business, concessions and online sales, with high street expansion plans in the pipeline. The Expedite system will allow the company to monitor shopping trends, analyse data, replenish stock and track performance across the multi-channel business.

Lipsy managing director Jeremy Stakol said: “We are dedicated to ensuring the hottest looks move from catwalk to store in the blink of an eye. Put simply, we try to deliver what our customers want when they want it. However, in order to meet these demands, we need a reliable, efficient supply chain that can deliver our designs from production through to the shop floor seamlessly.”

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