SAP Business One comes with Materials Management solution for mapping logistical processes in the apparel and footwear industry. MRP, Purchasing, Goods Receipt, Inventory Management, and Invoice Verification are tools in the system that support you throughout the entire procurement process and in inventory management.
SAP Business One facilitates production planning. You should consider the specific characteristics of the Apparel and Footwear materials, so that you can plan out if there will be any third-party requirement in the planning system. It also helps assigning the required quantities to the available stock, or creates procurement proposals. For stock that is not available, the internal or external procurement (purchase requests or planned orders) is initiated at stock keeping unit (SKU) level. The information is used as a basis for capacity planning. The production process influences your inventory management all the way to the lowest material level. An allocation run is also carried out based on specific rules, so that the process becomes streamlined with no stock outage.
There are special structures available in the SAP Apparel and Footwear System for mapping logistical business processes in the apparel and footwear industry. These structures enable you to manage materials and their characteristic values (such as, sizes and colors) and categories (such as quality), which further helps in cost control & effective valuation.