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Author's profile photo Amit Hundekari

HUGO BOSS live with EWM For Fashion

Hello EWM Community,


Recently fashion brand Hugo Boss went live with SAP Extended Warehouse Management for Fashion.

They have put out a press release about the success of this project. The press release is in German
so I’ve translated it to English for all of you.

The world’s leading Fashion Brand Hugo-Boss is live with the Focus Business Solution “EWM for
Fashion” at their fully automated warehouse for flat packed goods (DE:-Liegeware) in Filderstadt

near Stuttgart, Germany.

The Filderstadt Warehouse is the biggest Hugo Boss Warehouse in Europe and the most modern

built warehouse.With total investment of 100 Mio Euro in new building and automation equipment

etc the Warehouse was finished in time and in budget within 15 months from start in Summer 2012.

The warehouse offers a capacity of 35.000 sq.meter and 400.000 Cartons. The warehouse can ship upto
35 Mio. Fashion Articles across the Europe within 24-48 Hours. Daily on an average a workload of 40 Trucks

is catered to.

Ralf Schneider Director Global Logistics der HUGO BOSS AG explains “Orders can now be processed

in minutes thanks to the modern  technology. Earlier the warehouse employees had to walk long w

ays to pick the Articles; this is done by fully automated machines today.

Hugo Boss Runs their Warehouse with “EWM for Fashion Rel 1.0 ”, a Focused Business solution
developed by SAP Custom Development in co-innovation partnership with Hugo-Boss and on offering

since December 2012 for IS-AFS Customers.

For more details about the product visit SAP Extended Warehouse Management for Fashion 1.0 – SAP Help Portal Page

or contact the EWM For Fashion Product team   and

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      Author's profile photo Jobi Thottungal
      Jobi Thottungal

      Great news !!!!!!!!

      All the best for the team.

      Author's profile photo Suraj Tatpalliwar
      Suraj Tatpalliwar

      Great.. New area to develop.

      Author's profile photo Christian Reinhardt
      Christian Reinhardt

      you can find a recorded webinar here.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Amit and Christian,

      I am new to AFS-EWM integration. Fashion clients have to manage large number of SKUs (Grid value/batches) and every season new SKUs are added. So performance of CIF is very crucial.

      1) I wanted to get an idea, in general , new SKUs added every season are what percentage of total SKUs.

      2) Can BTE (business transaction event) be used to send changes to existing batches and exclude it from CIF model, to reduce the load on CIF.

      3) Is it possible to fix root cause for the issue described in the note 2041312.

      Thanks in advance for your response.


      Author's profile photo Amit Hundekari
      Amit Hundekari
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Charl,

      1) This solely depends on how the Fashion Products and their Matrix is structured. For Example , a Tshirt would need Size and Color as only two dimensions in its grid . As against a Jeans would have Waist Size , Color , as well as Length identifying SKU.

      So X% of seasonal fluctuation for a TSHIRT manufacturer can be no Y % variation for Jeans manufacturer.

      2) We would recommend to stick to CIF for master data and Batch master transfers . Any custom modifications could seriously lead to problems.

      3) Without a Customer instance , its not possible to make a guess on Root cause. Post this via OSS with a Customer system access.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Amit Hundekari ,@Christian Reinhardt 

      when to use SAP EWM for fashion and when to use SAP EWM for Retail ? is is typically depends on on which ECC customer on whether AFS or to IS-retail ? or Batch management activation at plant level which is a must for EWM for fashion or is it based on like if we are fast moving then we go for Retail because i have read some case studies and few customer are on EWM for fashion and few on Retails too could you please throw some light on it ... and also if a customer is new what to suggest are the above points are correct or there are some other decides ?