All manufacturing industries deal with various challenges and issues in their product manufacturing processes. The garment industry is not an exception. Like other industries, it has to face everyday challenges while making garments to meet consumers’ demands. It is good to know the problems beforehand so that you can make informed decisions for the improvement of the production process. In this article today, we will be discussing about five common problems that all garment manufacturers face that hampering their production performance and delaying deliveries.
1. Raw-Material Issue
Raw materials are essential to the garment industry. Garment manufacturers depend on a great number of suppliers for raw materials across the world. Due to various reasons such as incorrect knowledge of available stock, inaccurate knowledge of exact requirement during production phase, natural disasters, geopolitical instability, manufacturers don’t get raw materials on time. If they get either the quality of the materials is worse or the number is insufficient. As a result, they face issues with material sourcing and shortages.
2. Inventory Management Issue
It is important to get full control and visibility of the inventory to track the stock and the quantity of the order and to understand when the stock needs to be refilled to run the business operations properly. But many garment manufacturers still follow the outdated inventory management method using plain Excel files. They make the list of their items with a pen and paper method, use manual processes, track the inventory by entering the information in a spreadsheet. Due to this, they are unable to scale up their inventory management process. There are various digital methods to solve this problem.
3. Production Delays
Production delays are common in the garment industry. Human errors, inefficiency in the supply chain, slow production, following outdated manufacturing processes, lack of transparency are some of the reasons that the garment industry is still dealing with unnecessary production delays.
4. Order Processing Issue
The garment order passes through a lengthy and unique process in many ways. From preparation to finishing the products to meet quality approvals, there are various challenges that garment manufacturers face in order processing. Half baked products lying in the warehouse to be sent to the next jobber or improper follow-ups with jobbers for receiving goods delay things in general.
5. Garment Defects
Garment defect is another big issue for garment manufacturers. After finishing the product, a number of defects are found on garments like loose buttons, holes, stains, discoloration, inappropriate trimming, poor ironing, loose thread, etc. All these happen due to poor communication, improper cutting, trimming, improper handling of the parts of the garments, etc.
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