Topson Downs produces a roster of independent fashion brands and private label collections that sell to major retailers like Macy's, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Target, Walmart and Kohl's. In particular, the company recently acquired the Rachel Roy brand, which plays a key role in its exclusive relationship with Macy’s.
The company will use GT Nexus’ platform to manage heavier order volumes, including smaller and more frequent orders to support omni-channel initiatives, without adding staff or resources.
“A major part of our growth strategy is based on having scalability to meet the increasing demands of our retail customers including inventory optimization, tighter collaboration with suppliers, and improved communication to customers,” said Kelly Gordon, chief operating officer of Topson Downs. “The ability to automate processes from supplier purchase order through settlement, including factory floor packing, scanning and (work-in-progress) tracking, enables us to manage processes by exception, improve accuracy levels and significantly reduce charge-backs and provide better service levels for customers.
GT Nexus’ platform is based on a multi-tenant cloud architecture that allows for collective connectivity to supply chain partners from all its users. Once a company and its partners are brought to the network, everyone in the network is essentially connected to those partners.
“Moving its supply chain to the cloud breaks down many of the barriers that prevent apparel brands and retailers from supporting omni-channel retail,” said Sean Feeney, chief executive officer of GT Nexus.