Small to medium apparel businesses tend to have a very limited approach to quality control systems though a reduced inspection of a non-standardised random sample through pre-shipment samples or upon delivery to their warehouse to managing an AQL approach to inspections either at the vendor prior to dispatch or on receipt at destination.
Do you control how your brand labelling is represented on your product or do you leave it to the vendor?
With the advent of multi-directional trade “Buy” & “Selling” in Asia and global distribution, centralized warehousing is a must for any business entering or already involved in these operations.
For the last few years, there has been an extensive exchange about labour shortages in China, primarily relating to east coast economic provinces where there is a sustained production demand but where migrant workers look for work closer to home several hundred kilometres from the manufacturing unit.
Most companies segregate private label and collection development for good reason; the process is different. Private label may feed off product from the collection, but nearly always there needs to be redevelopment. Understanding the different types of product delivery methods in your business are critical in establishing business solutions that drive value to your brand’s […]
August marks my 15th year in China bar several months spent on short term contracts in the UK, the US and Indonesia. Entering Hongqiao Airport, August 2002, the only airport in Shanghai at the time after relocating from HoChiMinh City. I was collected and shuttled 3 hours west to Changzhou where along the way, the car broke down mid distance. Since then much has changed.