Grand Forest Taps Simparel to Streamline Manufacturing and Distribution Operations

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The manufacturer and wholesale distributor of chain saw safety apparel and related products will implement the integrated Simparel ERP and Shop Floor Control solution to increase visibility, control and efficiency of its US- based production and global import and distribution business operations.

Simparel, Inc. (, the innovator in next-generation information technology for the fashion and other consumer goods industries, announces that protective apparel manufacturer and distributor Grand Forest Inc. will soon begin implementation of the integrated Simparel® ERP and Simparel® SFC Shop Floor Control (SFC) solution at its Summerville, South Carolina headquarters. The 31-year old company expects that replacing its legacy business system with the all-in-one solution will provide the visibility and control it needs to grow and sustain both its US-based manufacturing and imported products distribution components of its business.

According to Grand Forest President Carrie Bovender, “We are a small company that strives to always do things in the most proactive and efficient way possible. We need to stay up to date with technology in order to maintain our commitment to domestic manufacturing and provide our customers with the best quality and service. When we recognized that our current system could no longer meet our needs, we started searching for an ERP that could support our continued growth. After evaluating eight different systems, we found in Simparel the flexibility we need in the import/distribution side of our business, as well as a fully integrated SFC solution that can drive greater efficiency and transparency in our manufacturing operations. This unique balance of capabilities, along with the fact that their system is built specifically for the apparel and sewn products industry, made Simparel our best-fit solution.”

Grand Forest plans to leverage the real-time shop floor control and incentive payroll management capabilities in Simparel SFC to increase the efficiency of its production workflow and payroll processes. The flexible order management and fulfillment capabilities built into the Simparel ERP and Warehouse Management (WMS) modules are expected to improve inventory management tasks and improve speed and accuracy of retail customer deliveries.

“We are pleased to be selected by Grand Forest and look forward to helping Grand Forest achieve their current and future business goals,” noted Simparel Strategic Account Manager Gene Denny-Lybbert. “We applaud their commitment to support their business and teams with the latest technologies. We are confident that the real-time visibility and control provided by our integrated ERP and SFC solutions will result in rapid improvements and ROI for the company and continued benefits for many years to come.”

About Simparel

Designed for the apparel, footwear, accessories, home furnishings and other soft goods industries, Simparel empowers brands, manufacturers and vertical retailers to reach their full potential by accelerating and improving performance across the entire business and global supply chain. The Simparel Enterprise Solution provides global process visibility, control and collaboration by combining traditionally independent Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Sourcing & Supply Chain Management (SCM), Materials Requirements and Manufacturing Planning (MRP), Shop Floor Control (SFC), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Warehouse Management (WMS), and other productivity tools into a single, fashion-focused business system.

The fully integrated end-to-end functionality of Simparel keeps teams and vendors working on the same page. Real-time visibility into product development, orders, inventories, production and supply chain processes enables users to make more informed decisions - faster - across the entire business. The next-generation Simparel software architecture is simpler to deploy and offers greater scalability, performance and total cost of ownership than traditional enterprise solutions. Clients routinely report cost reductions and increased agility and responsiveness across their product development, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and other business processes with Simparel. For more information, visit

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