Men's Wearhouse Taps Retek

Clothier looks to improve multi-channel inventory management and in-stock positions with merchandising, SCM solutions

Minneapolis  June 6, 2002  Cothier Men's Wearhouse is set to use merchandising and supply chain solutions from software company Retek to improve its inventory performance.

Men's Wearhouse operates more than 700 hundred stores under the Men's Wearhouse, Moore's and K&G Men's Center brands, with annual revenues topping $1.25 billion.

The company will implement Retek Merchandizing Operations Management and Supply Chain Management solutions to provide a multi-channel platform, with the goal of improving core merchandising, import sourcing and inventory replenishment and in-stock positions.

"Improving merchandise in-stock positions within our stores is critical to increasing sales," said Jeff Marshall, vice president and chief information officer with Men's Wearhouse. "We selected Retek to drive rapid business value through quick wins in areas like store level replenishment and import management. Using Retek's replenishment optimization solution, we expect to improve our in-stock positions and provide higher levels of customer service."

Men's Wearhouse is currently using Retek Distribution Management for its e-commerce fulfillment operations, and Retek Point-of-Service for point of sale processing in over 500 of its Men's Wearhouse stores.