A shoe that can be folded
times without breaking!
Redfoot Shoes is the footwear division of Bacup Shoe, a leading supplier of made-to-order quality footwear. Bacup’s Redfoot Shoes brand is innovative in design and construction. Their Flexi Sole is made of thermoplastic rubber, and evening shoes with this material fold in half to fit in a handbag during the day, and can be folded 151,000 times without wearing out!
Redfoot Shoes (a brand of Bacup Shoe)
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Manufacturing, Supply Chain
Consumer Products, Retail
SAP Business One
In 2002, the company created a warehousing arm named Alpha Logistics, which needed a system update to compete in the global market. Bacup’s legacy operating system was slow, and relied on manual data entry. Reports and usable information of all kinds were difficult to get from the old technology.
Redfoot Shoes needed to improve access to all business information, and increase efficiencies in every department - design, production, logistics, and accounts.
The company also recognized the need to establish effective communication channels among departments, including project management, stage agreements, and sign offs.
Alpha Logisticsis a medium-size business operation and Redfoot needed to equip Alpha Logistics with more sophisticated business solutions than spreadsheets on local drives—but not one the size and cost of the "big-business“ business applications. They chose SAP Business One with a dedicated module for apparel-and-footwear businesses.
They were confident SAP Business One would enable them to pull every facet of their business into a single system. Data entry would not only be automated and accelerated, but could be transformed in real-time into valuable, usable information.
Redfoot‘s warehousing arm, Alpha Logistics, functioned better instantly after the successful installation of SAP Business One.
Alpha Logistics can now create live stock reports, view real-time sales figures, collate management information and report gross profit margins. SAP Business One gives the company an ever-current picture of its financial health.