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Original Factory Shop selects supply chain platform

By Retail Technology | Monday April 8 2013

General retailer chooses collaboration software to provide shared visibility, communications and data for global freight and trade management

The Original Factory Shop has awarded a contract to Uniserve for its One World freight and trade management collaboration platform.

The retailer of a wide variety of goods, including clothing, electrical goods, home furnishings and toys, opted for the supply chain system following a detailed tender and evaluation process.

Trade management capabilities

Uniserve said it was able to demonstrate the global trade management capabilities of One World, which gives all parties in the supply chain visibility, communications and shared data, driven by sophisticated business intelligence tools and applications. 

Patrice Haworth, The Original Factory Shop import and supply chain manager, stated: “We believe Uniserve have the system, skills and experience needed to take The Factory Shop Ltd to the next level." 

Having been established in 1969, the company is now one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK, with over 180 stores across the UK. It offers discounted brands such as Vax, Tefal, Philips and Adidas, as well as labels from other top retailers like M&S and Next, at significant discounts.

Logistical support for changing needs

Haworth added: "As a fast growing company, we require flexible logistical support to accommodate the changing needs of our business. Uniserve’s unique approach of understanding businesses’ similarities but yet acknowledging the distinctiveness will provide us with the innovative solutions needed to support our growth agenda.”

The company was also reportedly impressed by the platform's origin facilities and services and the Uniserve vision for the future of global distribution using strategic hubs to consolidate and deliver goods in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

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