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How to make the best knitwear in the world! – Part Two

This article is a continuation of Part One, about "Managing the PLM, S&OP, Supply Chain and Sourcing" in knitwear. In this article, I look at the different processes and a few case studies when converting yarn fibers into fabric and sweaters. This is a top-level...

SU CADENA DE SUMINISTRO, Mexcostura, Issue 79

Hola, I am writing to share the "Your Supply Chain" article which was published in the Mexcostura Magazine, issue 79 (April-June 2017) for the Latin America markets. You can view this article online, by clicking the above (Spanish) and below (English) links. I...

Your Supply Chain

I wanted to take time in this article to write about an everyday need of a company selling consumer goods.   The importance of the supply chain, the people involved or associated with recruiting (staffing), managing (internal/external), training, educating, and living...

Case Study – The Inspection

This is a true story about the the inspection that never happened!!!  Its a true story about a foreign company with no presence in Asia (but lots of presence in North America), who spends hundreds a millions a year on products from Asia, but chooses to hire a 3rd...

Case Study – Cycling Apparel – Four Types of Makers

A look at four different apparel contractors that manufacture cycling apparel. There are many more than four but for the sake of this article I am only looking at four.  This article is about cycling apparel but this applies to all product specialities, especially in...

Case Study – Cycling Apparel Manufacturing

In manufacturing, you must be adaptable, proactive, have foresight and a good understanding of how the business works.  Coupled with many years of expertise, experience in lean manufacturing, kaizen, and hoshin philosophies. This is a review/report of some of the...

Product – Lean Manufacturing

It's a challenge to discuss lean manufacturing in less than 1500 words as it appears that I could write a book on this topic.  A simple overview of the training, implementation and management to better understand your suppliers lean manufacturing and SWOT analysis....