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Case Study

Nice Apparel Group transforms its business with SAP S/4HANA Fashion Manufacturing

Nice Apparel Group is a leading Sportswear Manufacturer for major label brands headquartered in Thailand with trading offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Manufacturing facilities spread across Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The company has been experiencing rapid growth, and was looking to unify information across its operations and improve its capability to respond to customer requirements in real-time. To help achieve this, the company chose SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business for Manufacturing as way to unify processes across operations and geographies.

Project Highlights:

  • attune Fashion Suite™: The company leveraged attune Fashion Suite - a pre-configured solution on S/4HANA Fashion to accelerate the implementation.
  • Project Approach: Global blueprint was designed with phased roll out; phase 1 implementation included Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand and subsequent roll outs included Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Global Knowledge + Local Expertise: attune partnered with local SI for the implementation
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Location

Thailand

  
No. of Employees

26000+

Line of Business

Sportswear & Casual wear manufacturing

  
SAP Solutions

SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business, attune Fashion Suite, Master Data Accelerator, attune Shopfloor Solution Suite, attune Critical Path Manager, attune Pre-Order Cost Manager, attune Sales Order Upload

The Business Case for SAP S/4HANA Fashion - Manufacturing

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RAPID GROWTH

To support rapid growth and the disruption in the marketplace, the company required a single, robust platform to support connectivity across the whole value chain. The objective was to facilitate the seamless transmission of data across internal departments and entities, eliminating data duplication.

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BEST PRACTICES

To face the current market realities, the company needed a platform that provided industry best practices across the organization. SAP S/4HANA provided a digital core with the ability to extend and expand as business requirements evolve.

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END-TO-END INTEGRATION

The existing legacy system made it difficult to improve the company's capability to respond to customer requirements in real-time. With S/4HANA, the company will be able to enhance efficiency, end-to-end visibility of processes and improve customer responsiveness.

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OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

The company required the ability to deploy automation tools where applicable for key business areas resulting in optimization of resources.

The Result

A proven platform that will support Nice Apparel Group’s long term growth strategy
All manufacturing and trading locations on a single platform helps bring visibility and a single version of truth
40% of Delivery, Shipment and Invoicing transactions are processed through Electronic Data
Integrated solution that enables requirements calculation and procurement derived from net requirements
Improved order fulfillment on time facilitated via fully integrated solution that acts as a single version of truth across the enterprise
50% reduction in customer response time from order receipt to confirmation
Platform for efficient replication, extension/rollout of new businesses within shortest possible time
Improved decision making via alerts and system triggers
Increase of a merchandiser's ability to handle Customer Orders
Improvement in efficiency of system users role to utilize time to attend to business critical activities

attune solutions utilized

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A robust, cost-effective solution that delivers all the benefits of SAP S/4HANA Fashion with pre-configured functionality and a set of add-on tools to transition to a fashion digital core via an accelerated timeline.

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Convenient, fast and accurate maintenance of large master data, with proper authorization for each department responsible and integrating data from existing/legacy systems.

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Provides a digital platform that facilitates management of pre-production costing. This incudes the ability to plan, collaborate and create production schedules, resulting in more accurate planning and monitoring.

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Facilitates accurate tracking of employee movements within the production floor by capturing work start/end times at each location, backed by real-time production output figures through dashboards on manufacturing floor for improved visibility on KPIs across the organization.

 

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