Cut Make and Trim systems are unique to the footwear and apparel industry and will generally only be used where the retailer is controlling the manufacturing process locally. To this end if the retailer is ordering made-up items from 3rd party suppliers an ERP system will generally be suffice. However if the retailer buys the fabric and trims and arranges the manufacturing process – a CMT system is critical to control the workflow, costing, wastage, WIP and finally the finished goods that move through to the warehouse or retail stores. The Australian and New Zealand fashion communities have numerous vertical operations where a CMT system is an important asset to the overall control of the business.