Success Story

Daffodil enables Suuchi to bring efficiency in fashion supply chain; resulting in 20x faster design-to-sample time

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Suuchi Inc. is a US based technology driven company that designs, manufactures, and ships clothing for some of the top American fashion brands and Fortune 1000 companies. It also provides an integrated solution that connects brands, retailers, and freelancers with the shop floor, digitizing the supply chain and distribution process.

  • 50 M+ Units made & tracked annually
  • 500+ Network of factories, freelances, & mills
  • 20x Faster design-to-sample time
  • 28% Reduction in overhead costs
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Challenge

Faced with the challenge of high operating costs, lack of transparency and rising customer demands in the fashion industry, Suuchi realized the need to evolve into a more digital business model that could allow it to combine operational efficiency with dynamic customer service. 

Suuchi approached Daffodil with the aim of developing a software solution that could connect the brands, retailers, and designers with the shop floor; thereby digitizing the supply chain and delivering transparency from design through manufacturing, and distribution.

The objective was to enable streamlined communication and collaboration with the entire fashion supply chain network, eliminating delays in product development or production often caused due to fragmented communication. The requirement was to:

  • Develop a cloud based mobile-centric software solution that could act as a single-source-of-truth between all stakeholders of the fashion supply chain.
  • Automate all the business operations involved in product manufacturing, right from sampling, costing, raw material planning, procurement, to quality control, inventory management, production planning, shipments, and accounting
  • Maintain data integrity and security through 3 different role-based modules for admin, suppliers, and retailers.
  • Provide real-time analytics and make critical business data such as WIP, pre-start health and safety review (PSR), and time-to-make etc. available to stakeholders in real time

Solution

Realizing that serving many customers and providing them a custom solution would drive severe complexity, Daffodil helped Suuchi develop the Suuchi Grid, a software platform that employs Cloud-based product life-cycle management (PLM) apps to manage customers’ complex product information and Suuchi’s own manufacturing processes, using minute-to-minute data to foster collaboration from one end of the supply chain to the other.

The solution automated all business operations involved in product manufacturing, right from sampling, costing, raw material planning, procurement, to quality control, inventory management, production planning, shipments, and accounting. This helped Suuchi reduce the design time process, and to create a garment sample from a 3D concept within 48 hours.

A Customer Panel was developed that could enable Suuchi’s customers to view all their products and share requirements through emails, chat, or directly by uploading files. For customers to be able to customize their requirements, the application offered an option to select raw material, add comments (corresponding to which the staff members would receive notifications), and view status of the product.

A Staff Panel was developed that enabled Suuchi’s staff to manage customers, depending upon the role provided by the admin: staff member or staff manager. The staff can connect and coordinate with the customers through chat, email, or by adding/uploading document files, etc.

An Admin Panel was developed that comprised of 6 different modules that enables the admin to manage business aspects such as customers, staff, services, subscriptions, products, invoicing, payments, etc.

Impact

The Suuchi Grid platform has helped Suuchi to reduce the design time process, and to create a garment sample from a 3D concept within 48 hours. By automating the entire supply chain Suuchi has been able to reduce their manufacturing overhead costs by 28% and reduce the order processing time by 46%. Their platform is now a host to a network of 500+ fabric manufacturers, suppliers, designers, and freelancers.

  • 50 M+ Units made & tracked annually
  • 500+ Network of factories, freelances, & mills
  • 20x Faster design-to-sample time
  • 28% Reduction in overhead costs

 

“We know that you must have had to put a lot of effort and attention to every method, object, and event, in the solution. We know how much work this amounts to. The team thank you for helping us serve our customers better.”

– Ben Yehooda, VP of Product and CTO (Suuchi Grid)

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