Sophie arrived 5 years ago, during the professionalization and structuration of the department, to create a winning team. Nowadays, she supervises, controls & trains.
This first mission of the Supply team is… to supply, you can imagine. The objective is to have the right product, at the right time in the right place with the right quantities and price! Sophie explains “we ship collections to stores according to purchases planning. The purchasers develop and buy the products created by the studio, they determine the implementations phase, the offers by store and the quantities by size. Then, thanks to our software, we launch orders at the storage area, and they ship all to the stores and BU’s (ndlr Business Units).”
Pieces are sent to Europe, in Maje branches, affiliates, corners and E-partners, and for the Suite 341, which represent a network of around 300 stores in 15 countries (yes, it represents a lot!). Not mentioned, the shipments for the other Asian & North American BUs.
When the products arrive in stores, it’s a management and control work which begins. Sophie explains “we deal with the stocks management according to the sales. The aim is to ajust at best the stock in order to replenish stores correctly to make their sales revenue. That’s why, we realize diverse reports and analysis to help them in their decision.”