REISS achieves improved visibility and control with Fast React (now Coats Digital)

Publicado en 12th abril 2019

Female modelling black dress and leather jacket on black background

With 100 stores worldwide, REISS is a unique concept fashion retailer which focuses on producing directional design led menswear, womenswear and accessories.

The Customer

REISS prides itself on an uncompromising commitment to delivering innovative and original products and combining exceptional design with quality and value.

REISS was established in 1971 selling quality men’s tailoring before introducing womenswear in 2000. REISS’s truly iconic flagship store and headquarters opened in London in 2007, the site that once housed the London College of Fashion.

''With a strong background in fashion... Fast React (now Coats Digital) were the natural partner to help REISS.''

Steven Downes, Finance Director, REISS

The Challenges

As a successful and growing business, REISS needed to improve in the following areas:

  • difficulties coordinating new style development critical path for multiple departments and product categories
  • tracking purchase orders across a wide range of suppliers to ensure effective availability of product to store
  • managing reduced lead times, as the pressure for faster product availability and replenishment increases
  • a lack of management level visibility

The Solution

The Fast React (Coats Digital) critical path management solution was implemented quickly and effectively, albeit further developments were then made over the following year to meet the specific needs of the REISS business.

Steven Downes, Finance Director at REISS commented, “Fast React Systems (Coats Digital) has been a strategic partner since 2007. We began by implementing the Fast React (Coats Digital) solution to support our new style development and purchase order tracking requirements.

“With a strong background in fashion, they (FRS/Coats Digital) have clearly understood our business needs and delivered a highly effective solution to meet those needs.”


The Conclusion

Following successful implementation of the Fast React (Coats Digital) solution for critical path management, REISS are now in the process of implementing the very latest ‘VisionPLM’ version of Fast React (Coats Digital), which includes full ‘Range planning’.

This will provide a single, highly visual and centralised system to streamline the entire range selection and buying process, in addition to the existing new style development and purchase order tracking.

Steven Downes commented further: “Based on the success of the initial project, Fast React (Coats Digital) are the natural partner to now help REISS improve our range selection and buying processes, all vital activities in our plans for moving the REISS business forward.”