New York, NY – January 10, 2020 – CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, today announced dedicated resources for the Retail industry. Leveraging its fashion, apparel and consumer goods software solutions and services, CGS will further support retailers in the space in creating a seamless experience.
The retail industry had dramatically changed over the last decade, bringing a greater need for omnichannel support and greater efficiency requirements. The blurring of lines among wholesale, traditional retail and eCommerce/direct-to-consumer brands mean traditional retail needs to revamp to remain successful. A shift in what consumers want and how they research, buy and return purchases has reinvented the market. As a saturated and competitive market, apparel retailers ultimately are repositioning their business strategy to meet consumer demands.
Successful retailers and brands require supply chain management tools that will address the entire process – from sourcing, planning and forecasting, big data and leveraging consumer persona and buying habits for signals and triggers, to manufacturing and omnichannel fulfillment. The CGS BlueCherry® PLM and Planning platforms are on the forefront for elevating today’s retail industry. Introduced over three decades ago and enhanced with the latest technology, BlueCherry offers industry-specific solutions to clients in the apparel, fashion and footwear space, including such retailers as Boston Proper, Reitmans, La Vie en Rose and Tommy Bahama.
Leading this initiative for CGS Applications Services division is Terri Ghio, who has been appointed Vice President, Retail. Ms. Ghio has 30 years of retail technology experience, working with such clients as LVMH, Alfred Dunhill, Paul Stuart, Lane Crawford, St. John's Knits, and Men’s Warehouse.
“Terri will lead the Retail team with a clear vision of delivering the right solution to the Retail Marketplace.” said Paul Magel, president, Business Applications and Technology Outsourcing division, CGS. “Our next-generation technology supports the rapidly evolving needs of fashion, apparel and footwear brands. Her depth of knowledge in the retail technology space will benefit our valued customers and help further develop solutions for the market.”
The CGS BlueCherry® Enterprise Suite provides clients with comprehensive digital supply chain management solutions, available both in the cloud and on-premises, to drive their fundamental business processes. With a focus on the needs of high-growth organizations operating in consumer lifestyle products, retail and apparel, BlueCherry is a unified platform that provides supply chain visibility with the latest digital technologies. The BlueCherry Suite addresses the needs of the end-to-end supply chain, from planning and product development to manufacturing and sales.
For 35 years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. CGS is wholly focused on creating comprehensive solutions that meet clients' complex, multi-dimensional needs and support clients' most fundamental business activities. Headquartered in New York City, CGS has offices across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, please visit www.cgsinc.com and follow us on Twitter at @CGSinc and @BlueCherryCGS and on LinkedIn.
Susan Sweeney, CGS