Custom apparel business takes advantage of COFE® SaaS for smaller order numbers at its new manufacturing facility When a national e-commerce startup that produces custom apparel was planning a manufacturing and fulfillment facility, it turned to VARGO® because the startup’s founders knew they needed a material handling expert that could design equipment to handle a growing e-commerce business. VARGO® installed its COFE® Software as a Service (SaaS) at this client’s new facility in Kentucky, where the retailer began processing orders in late February. The e-commerce retailer is not the first to benefit from VARGO®’s revolutionary COFE® technology, but it is the first SaaS installation for VARGO®. The powerful COFE® (Continuous Order Fulfillment Enterprise) system—the first warehouse execution system that processes orders within a distribution center using a demand-driven waveless approach—is available in a SaaS version that is a fully functional, base version of COFE®. COFE® SaaS makes the highly efficient system available at a pricing structure geared toward smaller companies that process as few as 2,000 orders a day. Using the pull-based methodology in COFE®, companies realize a lower order cycle time and benefit from greater flexibility for expediting orders. Larger companies using the COFE® system, for example, can process a half million orders with cycle times measured in minutes, compared to hours or days with a push-based system. The e-commerce fashion retailer has offices on the East and West Coasts and in February opened the manufacturing and fulfillment facility that eventually will employ about 300 people. The company’s customers are people who want to design and sell custom apparel online and require a fast turnaround on their orders. When the retailer was planning the facility, the founders knew they needed a system that could expertly handle the logistics of everything from processing the order to manufacturing and shipping. […]
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