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Oracle Customer Success—Original BUFF S.A.

Original BUFF S.A.

Original BUFF Optimizes End-to-End Sports-Garment Manufacturing Operations to Maintain Market Leadership

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Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne for manufacturers is one of the most comprehensive and technically mature solutions on the market. It offers the scalability we need to develop our business. Oracle’s commitment to product-development, combined with its experience from thousands of deployments across the globe gave us the confidence to implement this suite for our global operations.

— Harald Kouwijzer, Director of Finance and Administration, Original BUFF S.A.

Original BUFF S.A. is a world-leading, multifunctional-headwear manufacturer. The company created its first multifunctional, seamless, tubular garment in 1992 to meet the specific needs of athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. The company also has developed protective, multipurpose tubular garments aimed at professional and industrial markets, each using different fabric technologies to suit varying situations and weather conditions. In 1995, Original BUFF began to use exclusive distributors to market its products internationally. Today, 80% of its sales are from outside of Spain, spanning more than 60 countries.
 
Business Challenge
  • Optimize tubular-garment manufacturing processes; achieve enterprisewide supply chain visibility; and gain better of control inventory, purchasing, and materials utilization
  • Establish a data-management system that ensures accuracy of production records and historical data to improve the time-to-market for outdoor clothing with a more efficient design-manufacture-distribution cycle
  • Enable faster reactions to consumer demands and more informed decision-making with better sales and financial intelligenc
Results
  • Deployed Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 applications on Oracle Database to optimize end-to-end manufacturing processes for more than 150 designs in the original headwear collection, as well as numerous other personalized sporting-apparel designs
  • Used JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Apparel Management to monitor processes against manufacturing best practices and align production to sales of different headwear colors, styles, lengths, widths, and sizes—ensuring rapid time-to-market without compromising product quality
  • Implemented JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financials, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Inventory Management, and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Order Processing to improve inventory and assembly-line visibility, reallocating staff and materials as needed to improve the time-to-market
  • Integrated work orders and financial reporting across divisions with interactive Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One reports, which helped streamline analysis of store, distributor, and online-channel sales
  • Reduced production costs substantially, thanks to proper production-lot sizes and improved inventory control
  • Used historical supplier-performance information to select the best suppliers, support the most-qualified and committed distributors, and accelerate materials movement in the supply chain
  • Increased headwear-stock visibility so the company could create targeted marketing campaigns to sell excess inventory

 

As a leading sports brand in the tubular-garments sector, we strive to deliver excellent product quality to differentiate ourselves from the competition. Only Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne delivers the features we need to maintain our position as a market leader.

— Harald Kouwijzer, Director of Finance and Administration, Original BUFF S.A.

About Original BUFF S.A.

Headquarters

 
Igualada, Spain

Employees

 
130

Annual Revenue

 
Under $100 Million

Partners

“After an extensive review of 11 vendors, we selected Oracle partner Qualita Solutions and Consulting, which used Oracle Business Accelerators to quickly create a baseline configuration. With extensive manufacturing expertise and strong commitment to the project, Qualita’s consultants were essential to obtaining the highly configurable, highly available, and easy-to-maintain solution that we expected,” Kouwijzer said.
Published:  Jul 01, 2014