6 ways a vertical ERP can revolutionize the apparel industry

Learn how customized management can help the fashion and apparel industry meet the challenges of a constantly evolving industry.
Apparel and fashion management - DueEsseTi

The fashion and apparel industry is constantly evolving, with new trends, seasonal changes and an ever-increasing demand for customized, high-quality products. To meet these challenges, companies in the industry must adopt advanced technological solutions. A vertical ERP such as Fluent Fashion, specifically designed for the fashion industry, can offer significant benefits. Here are six ways a vertical ERP can revolutionize this industry:

1. Efficient Inventory Management

One of the major challenges in the fashion industry is inventory management, which includes raw materials, work-in-progress and finished items. A vertical ERP enables:

  • automate routine operations and reduce the need for manual data entry. This reduces the risk of error and increases the productivity of staff who can access the information they need at any time.
  • Monitor inventory in real time across various stores and warehouses, reducing the risk of over- or under-stocking. This ensures that the right products are available at the right time, optimizing inventory turnover, reducing operating costs. and improving customer satisfaction.

2. Supply chain optimization

In the apparel industry, managing the supply chain is a complex task that spans the various stages of the process: design, production, distribution and retail. The ability to effectively optimize and manage supply chains is critical for any company that wants to expand and grow.

A vertical management system provides end-to-end visibility of the supply chain, enabling companies to monitor the status of materials and finished goods and facilitating communication and collaboration among the various supply chain players. This helps prevent disruptions, reduces production cycle times and improves overall operational efficiency.

3. Production Planning and Control

Production management in the garment industry can be complex, with numerous steps and stages, seasonal collections, and products with different combinations of colors, sizes, and styles. An ERP system centralizes all production-related information, allowing more accurate planning and tight control. This includes managing production time, monitoring the resources used, and verifying the quality of the final product.

4. Management of Sales Channels

Companies in the fashion industry often operate across multiple sales channels, including physical stores, e-commerce and wholesale distribution. A vertical ERP integrates all these channels into a single system, ensuring consistent and centralized sales management. This facilitates order management, reduces errors, and improves the overall efficiency of sales operations.

5. Advanced Analysis and Reporting

One of the greatest benefits of a management system is the ability to generate detailed reports and in-depth analysis. Apparel companies can use this data to make informed decisions based on hard facts and market trends. Analysis tools built into the ERP allow them to monitor business performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and predict future trends.

6. Regulatory Compliance and Data Security

The apparel industry often must comply with numerous regulations and industry standards. An ERP system helps companies maintain regulatory compliance by automating the collection and management of necessary data. In addition, an ERP offers high security measures, protecting sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.


Adopting a vertical ERP system such as Fluent Fashion can bring tremendous benefits to apparel companies by improving operational efficiency, optimizing resources and enhancing customer satisfaction. With the ability to effectively manage and analyze data, the ERP proves to be an indispensable tool for meeting the challenges of the fashion industry and remaining competitive in an increasingly dynamic and complex market.

Our offerings

Building on its extensive experience in the fashion and apparel industry, DueEsseTi has developed Fluent Fashion, a vertical ERP solution based on Odoo technology and seamlessly integrated with all other apps on the platform, such as the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) module.

Contact us to get a personalized demo of Fluent Fashion, our apparel management software.

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