Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today announced L'Occitane, an international manufacturer and retailer of skincare, body care, fragrance and hair care products, has selected Apriso’s FlexNet as their enterprise Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Apriso will help L'Occitane manage their strong growth by standardizing production, weighing and dispensing and packaging operations across their enterprise, as part of an overall manufacturing transformation initiative to continuously improve operational throughput and excellence.
Inspired by Provençal traditions, L'Occitane creates high quality, efficient and sensorial products formulated with traceable, natural and active ingredients offering the experience of well-being. The firm has been experiencing considerable growth, necessitating reevaluation of select operational processes for greater efficiency. This need, coupled with the prospect of opening new factories in the future, led to the selection of Apriso, primarily based on these three evaluation criteria:
• Proven, powerful solution for quality execution and implementation;
• Ease of use;
• Scalable solution was aligned well with the business.
It is critical that each of L'Occitane’s manufacturing processes is performed flawlessly and consistently, across their entire organization, to ensure the highest levels of product quality and customer satisfaction. Apriso will help to ensure this objective is achieved, with a process-based solution for manufacturing operations that readily supports continuous process improvement on an enterprise basis.
“Our selection of Apriso was largely based on demonstrated experience within our industry. By treating manufacturing operations as an enterprise process where real-time visibility and control is effectively delivered to each of our operational functions and geographic locations, we expect to achieve greater operational efficiency and higher quality for a lower total cost,” explained Jean-François Gonidec, Manufacturing and Operational Excellence General Manager at L'Occitane. “As a platform-based solution, FlexNet offers unique advantages, including ease of use, acceleration of deployment and the support for future continuous improvement that were simply not available from other vendors in the marketplace, based on our due diligence and selection process.”
“Having worked with many Health and Beauty manufacturers over the past several years, our knowledge of best practices within this industry has steadily grown. Our relationship with L'Occitane will continue to expand this knowledge base while helping to steadily modernize and improve their operational performance, manufacturing excellence and customer satisfaction,” stated Rick Gallisa, industry director for consumer goods at Apriso.
About L’Occitane International S.A.
L’Occitane (loccitane.com) is a global, natural and organic ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being products enterprise with strong regional roots in Provence. The Company is committed to developing high quality products that are rich in natural and organic ingredients of traceable origins and respect for the environment. L'Occitane products are sold in over 80 countries through over 1600 retail locations which sell exclusively L'Occitane products, and are decorated in a standardized L'Occitane design. The retail locations comprise own stores, independent distributors and travel retail operators. The Company also distributes its products via complementary channels such as internet shopping websites, mail order, spas and home shopping television networks, as well as sales to hotels and airports who provide the products to their customers as free amenities.
About Apriso Corporation
Apriso (apriso.com) is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform their global manufacturing operations by achieving and sustaining manufacturing excellence while adapting quickly and easily to market changes. Apriso's FlexNet is a BPM platform-based software solution for global manufacturing operations management. Apriso supports global continuous improvement by delivering visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network. Apriso serves nearly 200 customers in 40+ countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, including GM, Volvo CE, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA, Saint-Gobain and Essilor.
Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Michael Gallo, Gutenberg Communications
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