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The company's approach to distribution is also seeing results on the consumer side. Z Gallerie recently launched an
in-store pickup service for customers who buy products online. Customers chose in-store pickup because it is often the
most convenient way to buy. Meeting that expectation required Z Gallerie to more closely monitor its inventory levels and maintain more stock in stores. If someone is buying
dinnerware, Z Gallerie wants to make sure it has the whole
set available for purchase so it won't risk losing the sale.
To better manage that inventory and customer orders,
Z Gallerie is implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system from Aptos Technology. The system will
improve merchandise planning, warehouse management,
POS and digital commerce, allowing for better visibility of
an order and inventory. Along with other systems like UPS
Order Watch, which gives Z Gallerie the ability to see the
progress of an order once it's been placed with a vendor, from
production through each stage of shipping. If a purchase order misses a sail date, the system will automatically notify
Z Gallerie, alerting the company to communicate with the
vendor and get ahead of inventory issues. "Without that type
of visibility, there's a lot of work to follow up with the vendor," Navarrette says.
Z Gallerie's investments in technology and distribution
are only one component of its overall potential. In October 2014, the company found a partner in Brentwood Associates, a private equity investment firm that specializes in
consumer-focused brands. Navarrette says Brentwood has
helped Z Gallerie develop its strategy and provide resources
that will help the company reach its next stage of growth.
With a plan in place and strong vendor and investment partnerships, Z Gallerie is primed to execute on its vision for 100
stores nationwide. O
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