European expert in Global Supply Chain Solutions Bleckmann invests in SAP ERP along with SOA People and prepare for growth

The global chain solutions expert selected SOA People experts to ensure a seamless SAP ERP implementation and an essential part of this was the full integration with Bleckmann’s complex and specialised logistics, warehousing and transport systems.

About

Bleckmann is a European market leader providing Global Supply Chain Solutions (SCM) for the fashion and Lifestyle industry. Based in Belgium and the Netherlands, with a new facility in the UK, Bleckmann distribute 300 million apparel units per year. Bleckmann was formed by the merger of TNT Fashion in The Netherlands and Belspeed in Belgium in 2014.

Challenges

Johan Milliau, CEO of Bleckmann, explains: "We were merging the two companies and at the same time building a new organisation in the UK. One of the companies we had acquired was very structured and KPI driven company whereas the other company is a fast moving entrepreneurial environment. To integrate them we decided to invest in a new financial and reporting system."

Benefits

  • A more productive back office – high performance and more efficient
  • Professional SAP system demonstrates Bleckmann’s business credentials to customers
  • Standardisation achieved across a growing business, with more efficient processes
  • A complex, innovative project that achieved its aims, delivered on time and budget
  • A platform for further improvement and growth

This was an important and major investment for us, but now I have a more productive back office than before. In the coming years we can change the dashboards, and start building to meet to our own needs. I feel comfortable for the coming decade.”

Johan Milliau, CEO of Bleckmann.

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