GANT, the American sportswear brand founded in 1949 with a presence in 79 markets and more than 600 stores across the globe, has chosen to partner with Anaplan and Bedford Consulting to deliver improvements to its supply chain and operations planning, including demand planning, supply planning, and S&OP.
As an established, multi-channel business, GANT recognised the need for a planning tool that could integrate processes at a granular level of detail with the possibility to simulate scenarios, based on different hypotheses.
“Anaplan will enable us to optimise and streamline our processes. A number of global teams including Demand Planning, Inventory & Procurement, and Business Planning will utilise the platform in a way that will allow us greater visibility into the levers to pull to deliver optimum results for our consumers. Planning at a regional and global level with the ability to model different scenarios will enhance our decision-making processes enabling us to save time whilst improving accuracy,” commented Sophie Öhrström, EVP Global Planning, Merchandising & Logistics, GANT.
“We are delighted to support GANT with their Anaplan implementation. As a global brand, enabling optimised and connected planning processes that support GANT to achieve sustainable processes and reach strategic goals is key,” said Paul Rawlinson, Chief Customer Officer, Bedford Consulting.
“The fashion industry is highly competitive, so customer value and loyalty are critical to success. As buying behaviours evolve and demand shifts, optimising S&OP to drive agile, strategic decision-making will be a competitive differentiator for GANT. We are thrilled that the storied sportswear brand has decided to plan with Anaplan,” noted Dayne Turbitt, Managing Director, EMEA, Anaplan.