Production Fashion Solutions

Apparel21 accurately and seamlessly plans, costs, and tracks your products throughout the entire development life-cycle. The unique functionality inherent in the solution ensures that you can do it faster, better, and more efficiently than ever before. Finally you can have control over the complex processes within your production operation while improving your competitiveness and your bottom line.

  • Reduce the cost of product development
  • Increase supply / demand accuracy
  • Shorten supplier lead times
  • Reduce manual processes
  • Improve product quality
  • Increase production output
  • Contain raw material over consumption

In-house or Overseas Production

Apparel21 is applicable for in house production as well as local or overseas outsourced production, or a combination of all three. No matter what your business model – you can improve your business performance for long-term growth.  

Production Back Office

Wholesale Back Office provides a complete and powerful ERP solution for fashion businesses.  Key components to support your wholesale business include:
  • Customer and supplier management
  • Product entry
  • Pricing and costing
  • Inventory management
  • Ordering and invoicing
  • Basic stock and purchase planning
  • Comprehensive financials
  • Reporting and analysis tools

Integrated Production ERP Solution

Within the Production solution you will have access to key modules to improve the control over your production development process.  Modules include:
  • Production Back Office
  • Production Planning
  • Production Costing
  • Production Tracking
  • Production Reporting and Analysis

Production Planning

Production Planning lets you plan your development requirements and includes sales forecasts, supplier lead time calculations, and automated purchasing of raw materials.
  • Sales Planning
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
Forming the basis for key decision making, Apparel21 Production Planning will allow you to:
  • Identify demand requirements
  • Accurately match raw materials to production quantities
  • Optimise factory productivity
  • Minimise overruns and associated costs
  • Meet customer delivery deadlines

Production Costing

Having the ability to reduce production costs is a constant goal, but it can only be realised by having an accurate account of actual product costs. If you have a true understanding of the cost of your products – you are better placed to manage your margin pressures. With Apparel21’s costing capabilities you can enjoy the following benefits:
  • Automatic calculation and posting of variances for raw material over/under consumption
  • Postings generated by stage for real time WIP valuation and cost centre analysis
  • Support for once off / setup costs and overheads
  • Inclusion of importing charges for offshore CMT production
  • Automatic handling of variances for production damages,

Production Tracking

Production allows you to track products through multi-stage development life cycles. The advantage of using Apparel21 production is that it supports true colour and size tracking. Each product is associated with a size/colour matrix that negates the need to create numerous product records for each colour/size combination. Hence setup, maintenance and tracking overheads are reduced across the entire product life cycle. Key features of the product development tracking capabilities include:
  • Multiple production stage tracking, including multiple suppliers
  • Issue and return of raw materials by stage
  • Recording of shortages and overs by stage and reason code for loss analysis
  • Summary production status reports by stage

Production Reporting and Analysis

Production provides a powerful yet easily customisable reporting and analysis tool.  Along with standard ‘out of the box’ reports, Apparel21’s Technical Consultants will work with you to ensure that you have all the data you need,in the way that you need it.  Your reports will help you:
  • Analyse sales for better planning
  • Compare financials by day, week or month
  • Identify key performing products and clients
  • Slice and dice data on costings,