Valued Vendor Partner,
Over the past several years, Stein Mart has made a number of significant investments in our supply chain. From its inception in 2009, to our 2013 implementation of a transportation management system (TMS) and warehouse management system (WMS), we continue to strive for continuous improvement in every aspect of our operation.
As I am sure you agree, EDI is a critical component to maximizing the efficiency in any supply chain. After a thorough review of our current electronic order fulfillment requirements, we have identified several areas to improve our business optimization and efficiencies. As a result, Stein Mart is undergoing a substantial redesign of our internal systems in order to set the foundation for future growth and supply chain automation.
A key component of this initiative is the transition to a new PO structure. This new structure will replace out current practice of issuing on purchase order for each SDC with the store allocation information being listed within. This will dramatically decrease the number of documents associated with each order - significantly reducing costs of both Stein Mart and our vendor community.
We have partnered with SPS Commerce, the largest and fastest growing retail cloud services provider in the industry, to help our vendor community implement this change.
I will be conducting a live webcast on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 1pm CDT. This presentation will provide details on the initiative, requirements and available solutions.
Please ensure that any necessary participants from your company attend this webcast. Register by clicking the button below. (You may have to hold down the control button.)
This initiative is a collaborative effort between Stein Mart and our vendor community. We look forward to working with you to make it a success.
Senior Vice President of Planning and Allocation