Men’s Wearhouse brings acquired company’s warehouse up to speed

BY Dan Berthiaume

Retail acquisitions are never easy, and generally involve significant systems and process overhauls.

The June 2014 purchase of Jos. A. Bank by The Men’s Wearhouse is no exception, as evidenced by its recent upgrade of Jos. A. Bank’s warehouse management.

The Men’s Wearhouse has implemented a next-generation warehouse management system (WMS) and distributed order management system (DOM) from Manhattan Associates in Jos. A. Bank three distribution centers. Working with supply chain services and technology outsourcer Keystone Logic, Men’s Wearhouse will leverage the new solutions to modernize Jos. A. Bank’s distribution processes and significantly increase per-day order shipping capabilities.

Following the acquisition, the combined entity needed to transform its supply chain program, including upgrading warehouse management and other master data systems. One benefit was the ability to use the distribution centers of both companies; optimizing inventory fulfillment. New systems were rolled out in time to get ready for the 2015 peak fulfillment season.

“I have never seen such a large implementation go as quickly and as smoothly as what we saw with the WMS rollout at Jos. A. Bank,” said Uma Bhemisetty, VP of retail systems at Men’s Wearhouse. Given the newness of the combined organization and the complexity of the underlying business processes, this was a significant achievement.”

See more coverage of warehouse and distribution management at The Men’s Wearhouse here.


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