TXT Maple Lake, provider of integrated and collaborative planning solutions, has announced that Samsonite Company Stores, LLC, the U.S. retail division of Samsonite, is turning to TXT technology in a bid to optimise inventory through more effective merchandise planning.
Offering luggage, business cases and accessories under the Samsonite, Samsonite Black Label, and American Tourister brands, Samsonite Company Stores operates retail stores in 38 states across the U.S.
"TXT's software will be used to help better manage inventory through the use of their flexible merchandise planning and open-to-buy tools," explains Mike Zucker, Vice President of Merchandising & Marketing for Samsonite Company Stores.
"We needed a robust, reliable merchandise planning solution with complete data integrity," adds Robert Hales, Retail Controller of Samsonite Company Stores. "We felt that TXT had a strong track record in this area."
Expected benefits from the project include a more standardised planning process, enhanced collaboration and simulation capabilities, and instant visibility of accurate data for fast, effective decision making.
"TXT's Merchandise Planning solution will make Samsonite's merchandise planning process more intuitive and reliable," says Simone Pozzi, VP Sales & Marketing at TXT. "It will make sure everyone is on the same page with the plans and forecasts for where they want to take the business. We are proud to welcome a company of this calibre as our client."