Williamson-Dickie Boosts Company Performance

Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co. started making bib overalls for America’s workforce back in 1922. Today, the Dickies label has become the top work-wear brand in the world.

Challenge

As it made the transition from a manufacturing-driven to a market-driven company, Williamson-Dickie needed to better manage its supply chain, including, streamlining sales and operations planning (S&OP).

Solution

Logility Voyager Solutions™ helped Williamson-Dickie improve the accuracy of its forecasts, which in turn reduced supply chain costs, increased inventory turns and helped maintain high customer service levels.

Bottom Line

  • Improved forecasting accuracy by 29%
  • Reduced stock-out cancellations by 50%
  • Reduced raw material costs
  • Shrunk lead times from 50 to just 15 days (70%) at domestic factories, and from 90 days to 30 – 45 days (50 – 67%) for global sourcing partners
  • Accelerated inventory turns by 18%
  • Increased fill rates from 70 to 90%
  • Enabled increased collaboration with vendors and global sourcing partners