How Will BREXIT Affect Apparel Trade Relations?

On June 23rd, 2016. Britain voted to leave the European Union, the 28-nation trading bloc. The pound plummeted to its lowest level in 31 years, $2 trillion wiped off the global stock market, and the shock waves are going to be felt in the global apparel industry as well. Britain’s exit from EU might take away EU’s single market facility out of its…
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PHANTOM INVENTORY

Have you ever faced the problem in your manufacturing or retail location, when a particular item is showing in the stock in your accounting system and yet you can’t find it anywhere? Is the stock showing in records an illusion or a figment of our imagination, or does it really exist? Inventory that shows to be on-hand in the company’s accounting…
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Just In Time

In order to compete effectively, companies must be capable of manufacturing high-quality products at a low cost and also provide a first class customer services. In addition, they must have the flexibility to cope with short product life cycles, demands for greater product variety from more discriminating customers and increasing international…
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The Bullwhip Effect

Do you face growing level of inventory, especially when you move upwards in the supply chain? Is your supply chain characterized by problems like lack of communication, disorganization, delay in order decisions and demand and supply gaps? You might be facing the dreaded bullwhip effect. CONCEPT: This irregularity or variance in the size of the…
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Classify The Fault: Defects Due to Dyeing & Printing

So far in this defects series, we have discussed, knit and woven fabric defects, embroidery defects and garment defects in depth. The last article in this series will be the defects that occur during the dyeing and printing process of fabrics. Dyeing and printing processes are either used to improve the aesthetic appeal of the fabric or for…
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Garment Defects

In our defects blog series, we have so far covered the defects occurring in knitted and woven fabrics and also in embroidery. Now, we are going to take up the defects that occur in our final garments, and how can we control or correct them. Garment defects can be caused due to the use of defective fabric, workmanship defects, and handling defects,…
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Embroidery Fabric Defects

Next, in the Defects blog series, we will discuss the defects found in the embroidery. Embroidery is used in garments to enhance their aesthetic appeal, but when defects appear in the embroidery itself, the quality of the garment deteriorates. Embroidery defects can be a result of irregularities in the stitches or the design or both. Based on the…
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Defects In Woven Fabric

After the knit defects post, we will talk about the defects found in woven fabrics. Defects found in fabric ruin the aesthetic appeal and quality of the final garment, making it really important to identify and take corrective measures at the right time. Defects in woven fabric can be a result of yarn imperfections, incorrect weaving process or…
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Classify The Fault: Defects In Knit Fabric

Defects spoil the aesthetics of the fabric and hence causes a gigantic quality issue. In this series of articles, we are going to discuss various defects that can occur in knit and woven fabrics, the embroidery defects encountered and also the dyeing and printing ones. Defects in knits are caused due to the faulty raw material, faulty knitting…
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