Quiksilver group operates worldwide through 3 entities: the global Headquarters in the USA, the European Headquarters in France and the Headquarters for the Asia-Pacific zone in Australia.
The group chose the Optimate planning solution to implement a global purchasing plan enabling sourcing costs to be reduced and stock to be optimised.
The operational startup last December enabled the company to deploy:
- the Optimate Forcol module (sales forecasts for the wholesale channel) across all regions and for all brands,
- the Optimate Supply module, which then consolidates global demand through an optimised purchases, by product category.
The next stage is to implement the Optimate Retail module, which has been operational in Europe for a decade or so, for the two other regions (America and Asia-Pacific).