2018on Feb 3
A little bird told me that you want to do fast fashion, is it?
Clothing inventory issue has become a fact, no longer increases the new more inventory become a topic in the apparel industry. Small trial + rapid re-order can not only reduce the initial investment, hot style won’t be out of the stock cause of the QRM (Quick Response Manufacturing) mode, and becomes more and more popular.
When choosing a supply chain, the quality and ability of the factory is a key of consideration, but this is the second point. The most important point is to make sure that the supplier boss has the same values as you.
If because of the different values, the factory does not cooperate well during the production, or with slower speed, the quality cannot guarantee, the delivery time delay or the after-sale service is not good, etc. Once the brand is not satisfied with the goods, the factory can’t make money, which is a waste (including time and money) for both parties.
To use the quick response manufacturing system doing fast fashion, we do not advise you to choose a big scale factory to operate your order. Because the quick response business model will generate appear many temporary emergency orders or insert new order demands, only the core customer of the factory them they will cooperate with your (temporary/emergency)needs.
But for the big factory, although they have many workers and well-equipped, the factory has a high demand for their customers at the same time.
So our suggestion is to be the core customer of the small factory, but do not be the smallest customer of the big factory.
There are 3 points included:
a.The sales condition
The apparel brand & manufacturer should be communicated timely about the sales condition, popularity, ranking information, then the factory can be prepared all the thing in advance.
b.The Production Schedule
The factory should be timely communicate with the purchaser, because now most of them doing e-commerce businesses, especially some online celebrity brand, they do not have a big merchandiser team. So only timely update progress information, once the order progress and expected have a deviation, they need to find the solution to solve those problems in advance, to prevent affect delivery date.
We know ZARA has a super strong market sense and acuity. If a certain style or design becomes the new must-have on the street, Zara gets to work. Designers churn out the new styles and they’re fast-tracked to stores while the trend is still going strong.
As now more and more are online stores, as fabric factories, you may know which fabrics sell the most, which fabrics sell the best; And as a fast fashion brand, you can also know which is the best selling style, so if both the fabric supplier and fashion brand can share their market intelligence (or cooperated) with each other, that calls win-win.
In near future, low cost and QRM (Quick Response Manufacturing) are the directions of the supply chain.
DC platform adopts a way of integrating all supply chain resources of the apparel industry, relying on our strong quick response system (included: Designing platform, cooperated fabric suppliers, cooperated different kinds of garment manufacturers, logistic company etc.) and controlling costs from the source of the fabrics/accessories. Combined with the different factory resources, we can reduce the cost as much as possible while ensuring the quality, and provide new products for the brand, small online brand, and even Internet celebrity shops.
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