Leveraging Retail, WMS, CRM, Manufacturing and Distribution Capabilities, National FFA Automates Operational and Sales Processes with VAI’s S2K Enterprise Software.
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leading ERP software provider, announced that National FFA Organization has implemented its S2K Enterprise software to integrate and streamline its portal, CRM, manufacturing, distribution and warehouse operations. National FFA is also integrating point-of-sale (POS) data with its merchandising and customer service processes to improve productivity and optimize sales deliveries.
National FFA is a nonprofit student leadership organization that helps future generations prepare for the challenges of feeding a growing population. The official online store of the National FFA offers apparel, awards and resources, as well as personalized and bulk ordering capabilities.
With an active e-Commerce platform, POS system and direct entry call center, National FFA needed a fully integrated ERP solution that automated its core business functions. Given the company’s extensive product variations and its customers’ preference for product personalization, National FFA also required a solution that could accommodate and streamline large volumes of merchandise modifications, and ensure accurate reporting and package tracking.
The ease of integration, coupled with the extensive application interfaces included in S2K Enterprise, made VAI’s S2K software the right fit for National FFA.
“We selected VAI because of its expertise in the retail industry, and the seamless and fully integrated nature of its S2K ERP software,” said Lee Anne Shiller, director of merchandise and membership services at National FFA. “At any given time, we may have more than 6,000 stock keeping units in multiple sizes and colors, and with over 50 percent of our orders personalized, we require an ERP platform that can support our extensive manufacturing modification and merchandising needs. We also looked to VAI to fully integrate and automate our various sales and warehouse systems, such as our POS, reporting and product tracking.”
National FFA is leveraging the following S2K applications: Distribution Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Retail Management, Warehouse Management, Manufacturing Management and Portal.
“Organizations – especially those in the retail sector – cannot afford the operational inefficiencies often caused by disconnected distribution, manufacturing and warehouse software,” said Timothy Whaley, project director at VAI. “VAI’s S2K software provides a cumulative view for companies to more easily monitor and ensure the productivity of their retail, payment and customer service efforts. We believe National FFA will witness drastic productivity benefits with our software, including streamlined merchandising, integrated payment data and improved customer satisfaction. It’s a privilege to provide them with the ERP software that will deliver these competitive capabilities and provide a cohesive view of their business.”
About National FFA
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 610,240 student members as part of 7,665 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.