Red Planet Group

Premiere toy distributor modernizes their financial and distribution capabilities.

Red Planet Group is a premiere distributor and marketer of toys. Red Planet Group differentiates itself as a distributer through the execution of full-service marketing programs to support its brands and retailers, including TV, digital, social media and events across the country. 

The Challenge

For this large importer and distributor of toys, the business was growing year over yearand their warehouses expanding, but the systems and processes place, which were inherited from a legacy company of a different nature, were hindering their ability to scale to growth. Motivated by the clear need to replace an aging financial system with one that can support their finance and Operations processes, RPG decided to engage MNP for the selection of a new ERP platform to modernize their financial and distribution capability, and open up opportunities to do more work with major international retailers across eCommerce distribution platforms. 

In 2019 MNP conducted a system selection process review to conduct a market scan, evaluate options, and assist in selecting a solution. 

The Approach

Project activities consisted of the following:  

  • Documenting the current situation 
  • Defining requirements (functional as well as infrastructure related) 
  • Defining selection criteria and the solution evaluation methodology 
  • Identifying potential vendors 
  • Obtaining information from vendors 
  • Evaluating proposed solutions and costs 
  • Preparing an implementation plan

The Result

We presented a future-state vision based on the defined requirements and provided a recommended list of vendors for system selection. As well, we coordinated product demonstrations and provided oversight and advisory to the client while making a final selection.  

The solution addressed supply-chain, inventory control, warehouse management, sales, distribution and logistics, and financial processes. 

You did an amazing job, really helped us a lot and made the process so much easier. 

– Feedback from project sponsor 1 yr. after project completion