of Retailers are Transforming their Supply Chain to Enable Real-time Retailing
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Aeropostale is a shopping-mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. The company maintains control over its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise. BRP assisted Aeropostale by helping it develop a distribution network strategy to support growth from 250 stores to nearly 1,000 stores and an e-commerce facility. BRP also assisted in the design of two automated distribution centers, each more than 250,000 square feet.
Avon is an international manufacturer and distributor of beauty, household and personal care products, founded more than 125 years ago. Avon realized that it must update and optimize its supply chain infrastructure in order to grow sufficiently, so the company came to BRP. We analyzed its North American supply chain operations, modeled distribution options, performed financial analysis and designed a fully automated distribution facility. Additionally, we managed its site selection process and assisted in negotiations for site development. In the end, we reduced Avon’s annual logistics costs by $53 million, reduced order-processing costs for web orders by 65 percent and reduced inventory levels in four branches by 22 percent.
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