digad’s make-to-order (MTO) interface allows sales reps to customize sample orders that meet the basic criteria of production and vendor standards. Critical to the ApparelAD ERP solution, reps and creative professionals interact simultaneously across one set of construction data.
Time, money and quality are gained through flexible order management software that allows brands to refresh their most successful styles with new material using the same repeatable production processes. While SAP Business One lends itself well to the wholesale environment with centralized order entry and fulfillment, the flexibility of ApparelAD’s MTO function allows reps to cost a new idea within the constructs of product data management (PDM) templates.
The ability to define a new design on the fly is the most competitive edge ApparelAD MTO has to offer apparel and footwear companies. Because the solution manages all the components in a single database and offers an array of templates to build repeatable designs; your sales reps can interact directly with design, production and customers from concept to order.
In addition to producing fewer prototypes to gain customer acceptance, a streamlined approval process minimizes the cost of otherwise excessive communication cycles. The structured costing environment allows only designated portions of the style to entertain change; streamlined across standardized constructions and collections. Proper segmentation of each construction differentiates known and unknown costs, allowing for sales reps to generate rapid and accurate sample estimates.The ApparelAD MTO solution assures managers that every production cost is built into the BoM, without the trouble of revisiting the cost of known constructions to new sample items.
New styles and collections are typically the result of your customer’s voice. Most retailers will tell you that social media data is often too late to determine wholesale quantities but, that it does help them identify seasonal and annual trends. Therefore new designs may very well be ahead of their time however, they do maintain a set of prototypes to fuel seasons ahead. A strong MTO system efficiently manages sample orders in a way that retailers can better connect with brands and customize products for their most meaningful clients.