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Critical Path Management System Helps Peacocks Cut Costs

Academic journal article Manager

Critical Path Management System Helps Peacocks Cut Costs

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Managers at Peacocks, the fast fashion retail chain based in Cardiff, Wales, have chosen to implement software from ed iTRACK to improve management of its critical path and help speed up the approval of samples for its fashion lines. The web-based software will anticipate and alert Peacocks to possible delays in its supply chain, ensuring it gets high-quality stock to its hundreds of stores on time.

The ed iTRACK software'Lighthouse' will automatically calculate the dates by which Peacocks needs each type of sample in order to ship its products on time. It will also record the quality of each sample, whether or not each sample has been received, and whether it has been approved or rejected. Having early visibility of this information will help Peacocks to make more informed decisions about its intake of stock and about which suppliers to use so that it can cut lead times, freight costs and improve the quality of the products it offers. …

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