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October 02, 2014 08:01 ET

Topson Downs Selects GT Nexus to Support Strategic Supply Chain Initiatives

Fast Growing Apparel Provider Deploys Cloud Platform for Supply Chain Transformation

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2014) - GT Nexus announced today that Topson Downs has selected the GT Nexus platform to standardize supply chain workflows, improve visibility and support rapid growth. Automated processes for purchase orders, invoices, settlements, ASNs, packing and scanning and work-in-process tracking will enable Topson Downs to handle heavier order volumes, including smaller and more frequent orders, without adding staff or resources.

Topson Downs is a fast growing leader in the apparel and manufacturing industry. Over the last 38 years it has built a roster of independent fashion brands and private label collections that sell to major retailers internationally, such as Macy's, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Target, Walmart and Kohl's.

"A major part of our growth strategy is based on having scalability to meet the increasing demands of our retail customers including inventory optimization, tighter collaboration with suppliers, and improved communication to customers," said Kelly Gordon, COO of Topson Downs. "The ability to automate processes from supplier purchase order through settlement, including factory floor packing, scanning and WIP tracking, enables us to manage processes by exception, improve accuracy levels and significantly reduce chargebacks and provide better service levels for customers. This means our staff is freed up to spend more time on strategic growth initiatives. Visibility through GT Nexus will also empower our suppliers with direct visibility into the latest orders, amendments and payment statuses."

Placing its supply network in the cloud provides Topson Downs with a collaborative infrastructure to increase direct sourcing. The agility of a cloud platform will also help streamline integration processes following Topson Downs's recent acquisition of the Rachel Roy brand, which plays a key role in its exclusive relationship with Macy's.

"Topson Downs is a fast growing company with plans to keep its foot on the accelerator," said Sean Feeney, CEO of GT Nexus. "They recognized that traditional enterprise systems didn't provide sufficient interaction with suppliers to support their fast paced business needs. Moving its supply chain to the cloud breaks down many of the barriers that prevent apparel brands and retailers from supporting omnichannel retail."

About GT Nexus
GT Nexus operates the world's largest cloud-based business network and execution platform for global trade and supply chain management. Over 25,000 businesses across industry verticals, including adidas Group, Caterpillar, Citi, Columbia Sportswear, DHL, Electrolux, Levi Strauss & Co., Nestlé, Pfizer, and Sears share GT Nexus as their standard, multi-enterprise collaboration platform. This enables all network participants to operate against a core, real-time and always on set of information across multiple supply chain functions, allowing them to optimize the flow of goods, funds and trade information, from the point of order through final payment. For more information please visit us at

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