Who are Eden Park
The label was founded in 1987 by 15-a-side Rugby players (Franck Mesnel, Éric Blanc, Philippe Guillard, Yvon Rousset et Jean-Baptiste Lafond) of the Racing Club of France. The label owes its patrimony to the All Blacks New Zealand stadium and is present in over 30 countries.
The company began to expand internationally in 2007 and has gone from strength to strength since then. Eden Park dress the French women’s Rugby 8 and provide the after-match wear for the French, Welsh and Irish men’s Rugby teams.
Advantages for Eden Park
- Outsource production and commit to volume to reduce costs
- Drive production scheduling to meet commercial demand
- Supervise the flow between suppliers of raw material and finished product
– Improve Q.C procedures and production milestone monitoring
– Provide all suppliers with homogenous Box labels and Packing Lists
– Accelerate decision-making and anticipate reception issues
towards an end to end visibility
“We were looking for a solution to optimise information exchange and the flow of goods between our services (Purchasing, Production, Quality, Warehouse) and our partners (Suppliers, Transporters)
The e-SCM platform is easy to implement and our users quickly got the feel of it . The e-SCM tool has greatly contributed in managing the organisation as well as the reliability of our supply chain processes, and we have become much more reactive in all the stages of validation from the placing of orders through to warehouse delivery”
Anne Vallier, Purchasing and Logistics Director.
The supplier Portal for driving the workflow
The ready-to-wear label now benefit from an extranet giving them both visibility and control over their global supply chain.
The majority of their textiles are of Italian origin but finished products can come in from all over the world : Europe, North Africa, Asia, South America..
A scattered sourcing is justified when the goal is to maintain quality while streamlining costs.
“After consultation with several providers the e-SCM solution seemed to be the most ergonomic one. The non-intrusive nature of e-SCM was a great advantage as it does not interfere with our user’s existing working organisation” explains Anne Vallier. “Whatsmore the configuration and implementation of the solution from the first presentation of the model to the future users to the go live took less than 6 months”.
For Anne Vallier the benefit they have felt from e-SCM is that it allows the company to structure and standardize data, centralizing it in a single database. Even though exchanges are stored in the system, access to the information remains hierarchical. For example any given supplier will only have access to orders which are relevant to them.
Another axis of progress in e-SCM procedure is that the transporter is encouraged to check systematically that the supplier from whom he is supposed to pick up product is in possession of the whole transportation file ie. packing list, certificates of origin and other customs documents, necessary to accompany the shipment. “This saves them from wasted trips which sometimes used to happen” says the director.
The e-SCM tool reliably calculates cycle time thus avoiding certain pitfalls and providing the Eden Park commercial team with clear, reliable dashboards dashboards with which to monitor the evolution of customer orders. On the whole the functional principles of the e-SCM solution, which relies upon exceptional data management, enables all its users to exclusively focus their attention on and be ready for any problems which may arise.
“Our tool issues event alerts as soon as a deadline, price or any other data falls outside of the agreed limits. Of course the information, whilst not always directly visible on the screen, is stored in the system memory and can be consulted at any time” The label also capitalises on e-SCM to measure supplier credibility.