SAP + Winddle : the winning duo for the French Children Fashion brand Tape à l’oeil’s Supply Chain
The children’s clothing brand Tape à l’Œil, part of the Mulliez galaxy, has chosen the collaborative supply chain platform, Winddle, to rationalize and optimize the monitoring of its supply chain operations, as part of a global restructuring of its information systems and the implementation of the new SAP S/4 Hana ERP.
Headquartered in the north of France, Tape à l’Œil (TAO) develops and distributes trendy ranges from birth to 14 years old, with more than 25 million garments, shoes and accessories sold per year. The organization therefore relies on important and diversified supply flows.
To support its objectives of reaching Operational excellence and improving Global Supply Chain performance, the company was looking for a collaborative and end-to-end purchase orders and shipments management solution.
“Our Supply Chain organization involves many counterparts, internally and externally, located all around the world. Both for our teams’ and partners’ productivity and the agility of our supply operations, the implementation of a collaborative supply chain management solution is a must have. Winddle’s end-to-end approach provides the real-time visibility and the control we need to better satisfy our customers” explains Arnaud Duthilleul, Supply Chain Director of the brand. “We have been convinced by Winddle’s business expertise and its ability to efficiently structure TAO various operational processes. The solution is a real support for the Group’s evolution.”
TAO has decided to implement Winddle simultaneously with its new ERP (SAP S/4 Hana), as the two solutions bring a clear complementary value : the transactional PO and master data management are done in SAP, and the daily supply chain execution in Winddle, both solution being tightly integrated to ensure synchronized and effective data visibility for the whole organization.
“The needs related to the daily monitoring of import flows were initially part of our ERP specifications. We realized that they are in fact distinct functional perimeters, outside the core business of ERPs, focused on the management of transactional information. Winddle really allows us to follow the daily management, with the challenges of frequent date changes, document exchanges, coordination of many players… I’m delighted with this best-of-breed approach, which brings us the best in each perimeter.”
TAO has also connected Winddle to its PLM solution, Centric Software, to ensure a smooth and direct link between product development process and purchase order follow-up.
Emilia Jevakhoff, CEO of Winddle, shares her enthusiasm: “We are very pleased with this new project with a brand from the Mulliez group. The TAO teams are driven by a desire for dynamism and efficiency, in line with what Winddle brings them from a technological and organizational point of view.”