Kathmandu Embarks on a Journey towards Integrated Retail Planning

Kathmandu is a leading outdoor and adventure brand in New Zealand, Australia and the UK with 160 stores and a growing eCommerce business offering apparel and outdoor equipment. They have a clear plan for growth in both established and international markets.

Kathmandu was challenged by a legacy forecasting and planning platform which wasn't meeting expectations and was beginning to constrain the company's growth. The team decided they needed a new solution.

Kathmandu had previously implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX, so when looking for a forecasting and planning solution, it seemed logical to turn to a Microsoft Dynamics partner. Microsoft recommended that Kathmandu reach out to JustEnough, a Microsoft Dynamics global retail partner, to learn about their solutions.

Once the Kathmandu team had thoroughly evaluated JustEnough, they found that the solution met the functional requirements and that JustEnough is highly regarded and used by many fashion brands worldwide. They decided to license JustEnough Assortment & Item Planning, Demand Forecasting, Inventory Planning and Replenishment

Shortly after going live, Kathmandu saw benefits in relation to the other systems they had been using, including a reduction in stock in stores by an average of 10%, improved pre-clearance inventory sell-through, increased stock turns, improved cash flow and reduced stock-outs.

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