How Just-In-Time Apparel Manufacturing Will Change The Future Of eCommerce In The Apparel Industry?
In the 1940s. The Toyota Motor Company pioneered the concept of Just-In-Time manufacturing. Its objective was to eliminate waste, inconsistencies, and unreasonable requirements from the production process. That would result in improved productivity. Many different types of manufacturing can use the Just-In-Time process, but it is crucial in the fashion industry.
Keep in mind that the relationship provides benefits to both producers and suppliers in the form of generating profit, reducing transaction costs, and developing technology.
Just-In-Time in apparel manufacturing also allows for forecasting errors through its leading-edge systems. Should Uniqlo fall foul of its predictions it can manufacture new items in its factories instantly. The surplus items are sold at a 20-30% discount during their special sales periods.
If you’re starting out as a new apparel brand, apply the Just-In-Time formula to your manufacturing operations. Designing a core collection of trans-seasonal separates as “grey goods” would enable you to test out print and embellishment techniques and to therefore later sell products on demand.
JIT Advantages to Vendor/Supplier/Manufacturer:
- A smaller amount of inventory storage reduces the need for storage space. This reduces administrative and storage costs.
- Demand synchronized production leads to both less dead inventory and fewer stock-outs.
Advantages to Buyer/Customer/Retailer:
- Frequent stock turnarounds lead to a better flow of goods from the warehouse to the shelves.
- With inventory management issues out of mind, the buyer or retailer can focus on building supplier relationships.
- The setup time is reduced considerably.
Organic Apparel USA offers a hassle-free and JIT apparel manufacturing process. This will allow you to focus more on branding, marketing, and sales.
Contact us, If you would like to take advantage of our hassle-free manufacturing for your brand.