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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  < back
Company Warren Featherbone Company    
Location Gainseville - United States.
Company Contact   Charles 'Gus' Whalen, President
Source of Reference 

Apparel & Home Technology, 1992

Comments Program done in conjunction with Supply Chain Partners - Mercantile Stores (Retail) and Milliken and Springs Industries (Suppliers)
IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION
Name Warren Featherbone Company
Location Gainseville, FL United States
Industry Segment Textiles & Apparel
Implementation Date From February 1992 to September of 2002
Markets and Company Share Textiles and Apparel - Children's line
Products Alexis Children's line sold through Mercantile stores
Systems in use Legacy
WHAT WAS DONE?  
TOC Applications DBR, Distribution
Software implemented None
Processes Production and Distribution
RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTATION
IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS  
Inventory Decrease Inventory turns increased from 2.5 to 4.5
Expenses Decrease Markdowns decreased from over 4% to 1.5%
Net Profit Gross margin increased from 40 to 47%
On-time performance
From 85% in 30 days
To 91% in 5 days
Percent improvement
Brief summary Major improvements in entire supply chain - Warren Featherbone improved margins by nearly 20%, while improving turns from 2.5 to 4.5. Mercantile's retail store experienced gross margin increase of 135% and store space decreased 50%