ERP Application and analysis in a merchandising concern: a case study on A-TEX International LTD.
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Despite Bangladesh has glorious history and heritage in textile industry since ancient time, garments accessories and packaging industry has been in focus only from the last couple of years. The optimism about this industry arose from the success attained by a number of local entrepreneurs and few international companies who brought the name and fame to Bangladesh as a country with great potentials in garments accessories and packaging industry. Since then, the accessories and packaging industry of garments in Bangladesh did not have to look back and now new opportunities are knocking at the door to flourish this industry further. However, due to global technological advancements, an assessment of suitability to modern software like ERP in terms of global standard is of prime importance of this particular industry. This paper focuses on studying the applications and analysis of ERP software based on merchandising perspective of A-TEX International LTD. which is a multinational company of garments accessories and packaging industry. The analysis also focuses on the basic functions of ERP applications which are used by the merchandisers frequently. Additionally, a SWOT analysis has been added to give a brief idea of the internal and external consequences of the software used by A-TEX. However, there were some limitations to make the report and due to that some information were not given with proper description. On the basis of existing condition and future vision, some recommendations have been made which might be useful for accelerating the development of this sector.