The Apparel Business Blog

ABS Pays it Forward With First MFG Day

MFG Day

When you think about fashion, you tend to think about the people whose names are splashed across runways at Fashion Week. Of course, fashion isn’t just about big names — it’s also about who can efficiently get that dress off of the runway and into stores so consumers can buy them.

How Warehouse Management Software Can Help You Redesign Your Warehouse For Success

Warehouse management software

Finding the optimal layout for your warehouse can be the difference between success and failure. From picking and packing procedures to general layout, your business depends on your ability to move items in and out as quickly as possible. In the past, working to find the best layout for your warehouse was a tedious game of trial and error, but advances in warehouse management software make those shots in the dark a thing of the past. Modern warehouse management software can help you understand every aspect of your business better, and it gives you the power to analyze and correct any problems that are holding up your process.

Ports, Labor Disputes, and Your Apparel Supply Chain

Ports and the apparel supply chain

Recent troubles at ports worldwide have slowed the transit of goods to a halt — whether it’s labor or capacity issues, it seems like you can’t go a week without hearing about one port or another shutting down operations. The best recent example was the work slowdown at America’s West Coast ports over the past few months.

Better Warehouse Management Through Science

Better Warehouse Management Through Science

Every warehouse management professional wants their warehouse to be more productive and efficient, but how can you squeeze more out of an already finely-tuned machine? While training your employees, implementing an effective ERP system, and making sure your operations are data-driven can all help, to get ahead of the competition you need to constantly come up with new and innovative warehouse management strategies. When it feels like your bag of tricks is empty, it’s time to turn to the scientific method.

2 Tips For Finding The Best Textile Suppliers

Sourcing

Good textile suppliers are the foundation of your apparel supply chain, but finding the right ones can be a challenge. With all the international options, ever-changing tariffs on textiles, and sustainability concerns, keeping your customers happy and your ledger in the black isn’t getting any easier. If you’re looking for a new textile supplier, follow these two tips to find the best one for your apparel supply chain: