With a value of more than $225 billion, the US clothing industry is – by some way – the world’s largest. It’s also one of the most important employers in the country’s manufacturing sector, accounting for two per cent of its national workforce.
Manufacturing businesses operating within this sector, however, must overcome a number of unique challenges in order to achieve and maintain success. Together, these obstacles can make it difficult for factory managers to analyze, plan, schedule and execute operations.
Complex supply chains
Every business in the fashion and textile industry makes up one part of a complex supply chain that often spreads across countries and even continents. International outsourcing is now the norm.
Wide geographic dispersal
Clothing and the related items must also be distributed widely across various markets, each of which has its own standards and regulatory considerations.
Sustainability and ethical concerns
The pressure to balance cost-efficiency with ethical responsibilities has grown in recent years, with manufacturers forced to live up to consumer expectations when it comes to both value and moral duty.
With so many different cogs in the fashion manufacturing machine, workforces are particularly diverse. Companies must manage the performance and morale of a mix of skilled and unskilled labourers, working both full and part-time.
LYNQ’s innovative Manufacturing Operations Management solution has been developed to help manufacturers in the textile and clothing sector negate these difficulties and enhance their operations in a number of ways:
LYNQ’s comprehensive solution is already in use across the textile and clothing industry, with factories around the world benefiting from more effective planning, scheduling and tracking.
Why not add your name to LYNQ’s long list of satisfied customers? Get in touch today to find out more about how our solution can help your business.
“The ease of reporting made Smart Manager MOM/MES an extremely good fit in our stable of manufacturing software. The time saved on the floor in manufacturing, and the increased efficiency made the ROI on this software less than 12 months.”
Materials manufacturer with 200+ employees