Hela Apparel Holdings Fuels Digital Transformation with SAP S/4HANA® Fashion Manufacturing

Hela Clothing Partners with Rizing and SAP to Develop Its Digital Core

Created on June 29, 2021
Last updated on December 7th, 2023 at 8:57 am by Rizing Staff

28th June 2021, Colombo: Hela Clothing, a global apparel manufacturer with factories in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Sri Lanka, has partnered with Rizing for the implementation of the SAP S/4HANA® Fashion and Vertical Business solution. The SAP platform will digitize end-to-end processes and support Hela’s rapid growth.

As a leading apparel solutions provider to global intimates, kidswear, and sportswear brands, Hela has been investing in digitization initiatives to strengthen its capabilities, innovate faster, and better service global clients. The project implementation scope of SAP will include locations in the US, UK, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and, Kenya.

“We are fortunate to be experiencing exponential growth even during the pandemic. We believe our digital transformation efforts will help us consolidate the gains we have made, facilitate innovation, and accelerate our growth,” said Ruwanthi Fernando, Chief Information & Process Officer of Hela Clothing.

“This SAP platform is one of a number of steps we’ve taken to empower next-level management at Hela. Having the right digital capabilities in place is integral to our business as brands demand greater supply chain transparency and as rapidly evolving market conditions require real-time decisions. This is why we have set up a dedicated project office with a dedicated team to implement the SAP solution with the guidance and assistance from the technology experts at Rizing,” she said.

Over the next 16 months Rizing will assist Hela Clothing implement the attune Fashion Suite™, a preconfigured template built on the SAP S/4HANA® Fashion and Vertical Business solution. The attune Fashion Suite™ includes proven industry practices for contract manufacturing companies. It digitizes the manufacturing process while integrating 3rd party applications.

Hela Clothing has signed up with Microsoft Azure for an enterprise agreement to implement the SAP S/4HANA® Landscape. In this instance, H-One, a fully owned subsidiary of Dialog, will provide the implementation support with the guidance of Microsoft together with their Fast Track program.

“One of Hela’s key objects is to stay ahead of the curve in adopting technology and processes to meet the demands of the market. By choosing SAP S/4HANA® they can meet current business requirements on a digital platform able to expand in the future. We’re excited to bring our experience in implementing SAP fashion solutions at over 70 global companies to Hela Clothing.” – Sanjeev Walgampaya, Senior VP APAC at Rizing.

About Hela
Hela Clothing is a US $250 Million provider of sustainability-focused apparel supply chain solutions. The company works closely with global brands in the intimate, sleepwear, and children’s product ranges. With 10 factories in three countries and a workforce of over 15,000 across the globe, Hela leads the industry in ethical and sustainable working environments.

Read more about the Hela project.

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