VANCOUVER, B.C. â€“ Seamlessly integrating its supply chain and manufacturing with sales, inventory management and customer relations, Westcomb, the Vancouver-based manufacturer of unique outdoor apparel of the highest quality, this month flipped the switches on a new software system that will afford the company better controls over its front-to-back operations as well as improve service for its retailers.
More than a year in the making from researching options to software integration, the new system helps Westcomb better track its supply-chain needs based on its sales. It also relays key information to its primary contacts in the Vancouver factory that builds all of its Canadian-constructed apparel.
Those features help yield better order management and more timely delivery to dealers, said Westcomb Sales Director Gabriel Cote.
â€œBasically this enables us to better serve our customers by always having live data that's constantly updated and accessible to us wherever we are at all times,â€ Cote said.
Down the line, the software will allow Westcomb to add a portal for sales representatives so they can enter orders directly from the road, as well as a portal for dealers, who will be able to see Westcomb's live inventory, he said.
Westcomb looked at a dozen different software systems before settling on the one that perfectly met its needs, Cote said.
For more information about Westcomb, visit www.westcomb.com.
Based in Vancouver, B.C., Westcomb uses its â€˜True Form' design philosophy to create functional, uncomplicated gear of the highest quality workmanship. Each and every Westcomb piece is a product of precision thinking, thoughtful design, extensive development and constant refinement. The company, founded in 2004, partners with the world's leading material innovators to engineer technically advanced gear constructed with the most cutting-edge materials available â€“ often creating industry â€˜firsts' in the process. All Westcomb garments are designed and built in Vancouver. This design philosophy and experience has garnered the company international accolades, including a 2008 Backpacker Editors' Choice Award, a 2008 Skiing Magazine Best in Test Award, four APEX Design Awards from Polartec as well as an ISPO â€˜Brand New' award.
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