Adidas: Information System

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INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN ADIDAS UK Case study based on interview with Christopher Caddick IT manager in Trafford Distribution Centre Author: Krzysztof Bazan Submitted 02/03/2010 What is the Adidas? What are the information systems used by the company? What are the systems used for? What is a history of systems implementation within the company and why they were brought in? Are there any further plans for information systems in the Adidas UK and Adidas UK area north. Adidas is a German-based sports apparel manufacturer and part of the Adidas Group, which consists of Reebok sportswear company, Rockport and TaylorMade - adidas golf company (TMAG). Adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry, is headquartered in Herzogenaurach,…show more content…
Manhattan allows to change its main features but in most of the warehouses there is no need to change it too much. In the case of TDC and its automated nature there were over 150 main changes done. Another reason that Manhattan for TDC needed so many adjustments is that 70% of stock is send to about 5% of customers what is not a common occurrence. Most of the factories, except Ashworth knit clothes works, are based abroad and Purchase Management Team orders required stock using SAP which communicates with Global Procurement System. How does it work? Purchase Management Team in answer for sales order or purchase order prediction creates order giving it unique P.O. number and coding it within SSCC twenty digits long code. SSCC is send then together with Purchase Order via GPS to factory and concurrently to WM Manhattan. When order is sent to warehouse, manufacturer sends confirmation to SAP and SAP updates Manhattan’s Inbound about arriving ASN delivery (Advanced Shipping Notification). The last key system used in Adidas TDC is DAI Warehouse Control System, that arose from cooperation of Digital Applications International, Dematic and Siemens. WCS controls inventory flow after receiving and ASN verification. The common thing for SAP, WM and WCS is so called “item master interface” that includes: article number, size (joined are called SKU), European article number (EAN – usually known as barcode), and short
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