The Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country with over 2 million patient contacts per year, and employs over 13,600 staff with an annual turnover of £1.3 billion. The Trust is the first organisation in healthcare and the public sector to adopt The Edge as part of a focused drive to design-out process inefficiencies both within the hospital and its wider supply base, and to deliver a radical step-change in system interoperability.
Office Depot is a $17 billion global office supplies retailer that is active in 58 countries with more than 2,000 retail stores. The VS Team has worked collaboratively with Office Depot since 2005, in what has been a long and fruitful partnership. The Edge supports the retailer's Endless Aisle initiative, enabling the easy expansion of existing product assortments while rapidly reducing the time-to-market for new products.
One of the world's largest and most respected retailers, Tesco is the store of choice for 75 million shoppers every week across 12 different countries. With group sales in excess of £70 billion and with more than 3,000 stores in the UK alone, the FTSE 100 company remains very much committed to delivering an outstanding level of consumer service.
Tesco selected the VS team in April 2013, to support a growing drop ship strategy, enabling the retailer to offer an extended range of online products from a selection of third party suppliers. The Edge was deployed to provide an accurate, consolidated view of all supplier orders and products in one web-based interface.
Founded in 1999, MetaPack is the leading delivery management platform for local and global eCommerce, providing buyers and sellers with the best delivery experience.
In 2012 Metapack identified The Edge as the solution that offered the flexibility and scalability required, to process orders between the Metapack platform and a number of client platforms, including Magento, Channel Advisor, Venda and Amazon.
The Works serves more than 20 million customers each year at its UK network of 300 retail stores, selling more than one million products each and every week. A constantly updated product range incorporates more than 40,000 different items each year, selecting the right technology partner is essential. The Works identified The Edge as the agile solution required to deliver a dynamic drop ship solution enabling the retailer to dramatically expand its online product range.
A designer, manufacturer and distributor of branded apparel, French company DBA has an enviable portfolio of 15 household brands. Its globally known brands such as Playtex and Wonderbra are sold through a variety of trade channels including department stores, wholesalers and mail order in the three key geographic areas of Western Europe, Central Europe and Emerging Markets.
In 2012, The Edge was selected to connect a selection of the brand owner's multiple front end web platforms with DBA's internal systems infrastructure – allowing DBA one single, accurate view of all critical business data.
Despite being a registered brand since 1955, it was in the mid-90s that the Wonderbra brand became a global sensation thanks to its famed 'Hello Boys' poster and billboard campaign featuring supermodel Eva Herzigova. The brand has since gone from strength to strength and in March 2008 was named by UK women as the greatest fashion innovation in history.
Founded in 1947, Playtex is a world famous feminine apparel and products brand known for breaking the mould. In 1955 it became the first company to advertise undergarments on national TV and in 1977 it was the first to show a woman wearing only a bra from the waist up in a TV advert. The company was split into two businesses - Playtex Apparel and Playtex Products - in 1988.
Chief Scout of The Scout Association, writer, presenter, adventurer and international outdoor pursuits brand, Bear Grylls is something of a British institution. His passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors are now shared and enjoyed through his TV programmes in over 100 different countries around the world.
In addition, Bear now has a successful range of outdoor survival clothing, accessories and equipment, sold through his own on-line store. The Edge underpins the entire Bear Grylls global ecommerce operation, allowing for the end-to-end management of an international stockless inventory from multiple international suppliers of BG’s branded products such as Gerber, Crag Hoppers and Bear River.
One of the best known brands in the world, total document and IT solutions provider Ricoh was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1936. It now boasts an impressive global operation that includes production and research and development facilities in almost 200 countries and regions and over 100,000 worldwide employees.
Ricoh began working with the VS team in 2005. The Edge delivers real-time stock availability information, across over 2million SKUs, seamlessly connecting Ricoh’s entire supply chain.
Maplin Electronics is a retailer of electronic goods in the UK and Ireland. As of July 2013, there are 205 Maplin Electronics stores. The company operates an extensive online, telephone, and mail order sales service. In 2014 Maplin selected VS to implement The Edge in order to support an expanding drop ship initiative, enabling the retailer to increase its product range and categories.
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