Fortude and Infor transform APP Group’s global supply chain

28 July 2022, Minneapolis, USA – Fortude, a global enterprise and digital technology solutions company, today announces that APP Group, a worldwide distributor of down-filled outerwear and parent company to Mackage and SOIA & KYO, has gone live with Infor CloudSuite Fashion to transform its enterprise performance management, financial and supply chain operations.

Katia Berlin, Vice President, Strategy and Business Transformation at APP Group, comments: “The Fortude team have been excellent during this project; they hit the ground running and were able to solve a wide range of issues that we had been experiencing. By modernizing our enterprise solutions platform, we are looking to improve the overall business’ efficiency, supporting our growth ambitions for the years ahead.”

Fortude went live with the solution in seven months, delivering the core ERP solution and all key third-party integrations, and covering all of APP Group’s locations at once across the USA, Canada, and Europe.

The project combines Infor’s implementation accelerator and standard extensibility offerings – alongside Fortude’s extensive fashion industry experience and knowledge – to deliver a shortened timeline and desired outcome for the customer.

Robert McKee, SVP of Global Strategic Alliances at Fortude, said: “This project has seen Fortude deliver a successful solution that has had an immediate impact on the efficiency and success of APP’s supply chain. Our team has worked diligently on this remote project which will have an incredible long-term impact on the company’s competitive advantage.”

Kasun Sandaruwan, Vice President (Americas) at Fortude, added: “Alongside the Infor CloudSuite Fashion implementation, we also built and deployed several key integrations with EDI and Centric PLM. In addition, we developed a few extensions to accommodate business requirements in the warehousing area.”

Fortude is currently working on Phase Two with APP Group, in which its new POS and E-Com solutions will be fully integrated with CloudSuite Fashion.

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