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TOC Reference Bank - Mercantile Stores
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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  < back
Company Mercantile Stores    
Location Fairfield - United States.
Source of Reference 

Apparel & Home Technology, 1992, pp 8-9

Sales $2,400,000,000
Comments Supply chain project involving Warren Featherbone(Apparel Manufacturer) and Milliken and Springs Industries (Supplier to Warren Featherbone)
IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION
Name Mercantile Stores
Location Fairfield, OH United States
Industry Segment Other
Revenue $ 2,400,000,000
Implementation Date From February 1991 to September of 2002
Type of operation Distribution, Retail
Systems in use Legacy
WHAT WAS DONE?  
TOC Applications Distribution, TP applications
Software implemented None
Processes Retaila nd Distribution
RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTATION
IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS  
Inventory Decrease Decreased over 50%
Net Profit Increased 100%
Return on Assets Improved 135%
Cost efficiency Store Space requirement decreased by 50%
Brief summary Improvements in supply partners as well - creating win-win. Mercantile's retail store experienced gross margin increase of 135% and store space decreased 50%, while Warren Featherbone improved margins by nearly 20%, while improving turns from 2.5 to 4.5