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June 02, 2016 08:30 ET

Pendleton Woolen Mills Selects CGS's BlueCherry® Software to Streamline Operations and Support Growth

BlueCherry Suite Offers a Single Database of Information From Concept to Consumer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2016) - CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, today announced that Pendleton Woolen Mills, a globally acclaimed lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Oregon, selected the BlueCherry® Enterprise Suite after an extensive and detailed evaluation of tier 1 applications. The BlueCherry Enterprise suite includes Enterprise Resourcing Planning (ERP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Advanced Warehouse Management, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Business Intelligence and B2B eCommerce for salesforce and wholesale automation. With an end-to-end integrated platform, the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite will enable Pendleton to align its systems with its strategic goals to increase speed-to-market, improve efficiency and support anticipated business growth.

As an omnichannel apparel and a textile company with manufacturing, wholesale and retail operations including a global distribution network, Pendleton® faced challenges managing its disparate legacy systems within its wholesale business - from product development through manufacturing, inventory, sales order management and distribution. To streamline the process and achieve greater efficiency from design through distribution, Pendleton sought a single-source solution to replace its existing PLM, ERP, B2B and warehouse management systems. After a thorough search, Pendleton selected the BlueCherry for its exceptional reputation for software, services, support and feature-rich technology.

"We are making a significant investment in our company's technology by replacing our legacy systems with the BlueCherry suite," said John Bishop, Pendleton Woolen Mills EVP, Finance & Operations, and Chairman of the Board. "The implementation of this solution promises to be transformational for Pendleton's wholesale business, helping us to better meet customer requirements, simplify the process and position the company for profitable growth."

As an integrated solution, BlueCherry software eliminates the need for Pendleton to maintain various interfaces, allowing information to be entered into one system for immediate availability throughout the supply chain.

"Pendleton is a sixth-generation family-owned business that's been operating for over 150 years and we pride ourselves on delivering quality products to our wholesale partners and customers," said David Anderson, Pendleton VP, Information Services. "To move Pendleton through future generations we need a partner who truly understands our business and expectations. We look forward to leveraging CGS's state-of-the-art technology to simplify our processes to meet global customer expectations."

"With over 30 years of experience in the apparel and consumer product market, CGS knows its customers require transparent, integrated operations," said Paul Magel, president, Business Applications and Technology Outsourcing, CGS. "We are excited to welcome Pendleton to the BlueCherry community. We look forward to working with Pendleton to meet its goals of improving operations and speed to market, and helping to bring its business to the next level."

About Pendleton
Setting the standard for classic American style, Pendleton is a lifestyle brand recognized as a symbol of American heritage, authenticity and craftsmanship. With six generations of family ownership since 1863, the company recently celebrated 153 years of weaving fabrics in the Pacific Northwest. Known for fabric innovation, Pendleton owns and operates two of America's remaining woolen mills, constantly updating them with state-of-the-art looms and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by its heritage, the company designs and produces apparel for men and women, blankets, home décor and gifts. Pendleton is available through select retailers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea and Australia; Pendleton stores; company catalogs; and direct-to-consumer channels including the Pendleton website, http://www.pendleton-usa.com.

About CGS
For over 30 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 Facebook.