Look at the glass half full in 2022
November is National Gratitude Month. It’s been a looooong and stressful year for all of us. While shipping costs and long deliveries are expected to continue throughout 2022… let’s end 2021 with a look at the glass half full. Here are four positive economic indicators we’re grateful for.
3 Apparel Manufacturing Insights for 2022
Does September feel like the beginning of a new year? For our team, Fall has a fresh start feeling. It’s not our year-end but the success and challenges of Q1-Q3 are in full view.
For many procurement professionals, September means budget season. A time to look at what’s working and what’s not. As you begin demand planning, below are three insights we think will impact apparel manufacturing in 2022.
How to Speed Up your Apparel Process in 8 Simple Steps
The fashion industry is constantly racing against the clock. Issues and delays can make the most calm and collected apparel professional go cuckoo. Here are 8 simple manufacturing steps that will speed up your apparel process (without sacrificing quality).
3 Ways to Sidestep Supply Chain Challenges (Even If You’re a Niche Brand)
While there’s no way to completely sidestep today’s supply chain disruptions, here are three ways to get product home, within your 2021/2022 sales window.
How to improve supply chain resilience
It’s not your imagination. More factors are disrupting the apparel supply chain NOW than ever. The pandemic has underscored how vulnerable the apparel industry is to uncontrollable events. Supply chain fallouts from COVID, economic uncertainty, climate change, demographics and geopolitics are causing apparel executives to re-look at who, how and where their clothing is manufactured.
Overseas OR domestic apparel manufacturing, what’s best for your business?
Having difficulty with your current supply chain? Evaluating where to manufacture your clothing line in 2021/2022? In this blog we’ll highlight the three pros/cons of today’s overseas and domestic apparel manufacturing landscape.
Meet the Man Behind JJM Custom Apparel Manufacturing
We sat down with Steve O’Mara, President and CEO of JJM Custom Apparel Manufacturing to get a closer look at the man behind JJM.
What’s impacting apparel imports in 2021?
Back in January 2020, JJM’s Shanghai office told us about a strange virus impacting production in certain areas of China. We couldn’t have predicted the disruptions about to occur. Now with “that year” behind us all, what will the retail supply chain look like in 2021? We’ve unpacked 4 logistic concerns impacting apparel imports in Q1, 2021.
Importance of “feet on the ground” in Asia
JJM Custom Apparel Manufacturing knows first-hand how important trust and visibility is between brand and supplier. It’s everything. But how do you develop this trust when your team can’t (or doesn’t feel comfortable) travelling overseas to audit facilities?