Why Apparel Manufacturing clients choose Strategic Systems Group (SSG) to support their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems?
Apparel manufacturing organizations are inherently complex. There are many moving parts including:
Product engineering including bills of material, sourcing, work centers, and costing
Production control including material issues and receipts, production completion, and WIP reporting
Inventory control including material planning, fabric, trim, finished goods, stock goods
Finance including A/R, A/P, G/L, financial reporting, and product costing
Logistics including purchasing, sales, EDI, and distribution
Experts in Apparel Manufacturing
Our clients’ Operations teams skillfully use accurate and timely information and Intelligent Systems to drive improvements in four (4) critical cost and performance areas:
Material shortages / substitutions
Excess raw materials and finished goods inventory
On-time delivery to customers
Our apparel manufacturing clients choose us to integrate and support their ERP systems because they know we understand the needs of the apparel industry, and that we are dedicated to solving the business problems that arise from our clients’ need to cater to the unique requirements of their individual B2B customers.
What we do for our Apparel Manufacturing clients
Our team is committed to working with people in order to make the ERP software work for them, rather than the other way around. Whether it’s as simple as developing a sales report, optimizing inventory levels, or tracking production activities, our work with apparel manufacturing companies to help them achieve their business objectives:
Our clients benefit from our skills and experience in:
Strategic technology planning
Business process re – engineering
Implementation and support
How we help our Apparel Manufacturing clients
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Supply Chain Management
Complexity in apparel manufacturing organizations extends far beyond the organization. As seen during the pandemic, disruption in the supply chain of an apparel manufacturing organization can have significant long-term effects on both production capabilities and customer relationships.
We help clients:
Effectively utilize a fully - integrated ERP system that provides a unified view of the business operations and real - time visibility into all parts of the supply chain
Accurately track material availability, cost, and quality by supplier
Optimize inventory levels based on forecasted sales and
Minimize the cost of holding inventory
Quality assurance is a vital component of any apparel manufacturing organization. Product defects and damages in raw materials and finished goods costs time and money and impacts customer satisfaction and relationships.
We help clients:
Ensure that receiving and production inspection processes are measured in order to deliver high - quality products
Accurately track and report product damages in a timely manner
Planning & Scheduling
Material purchase and production scheduling are key activities in any apparel manufacturing company. Advanced planning and scheduling are required in situations where customers must have delivery by a certain date.
Our clients benefit from:
Efficient utilization of human resources, materials, and suppliers
Advanced scheduling systems to plan, produce and deliver to the customer by the delivery date
Advanced warning when supply chain activities have the potential to affect delivery dates
While making products is vital to an apparel manufacturing firm, all roads lead to accounting. In many cases, the operation's impact on the organization's financial statements isn’t known until the end of the implementation instead of the beginning.
We help clients:
Develop an accurate account of the organization's financial structure and status
Establish needed financial controls
Create and maintain audit trails
Manage subsidiary companies with streamlined consolidated financial statements
Deploy relevant financial metrics in a Business Intelligence (BI) platform
Minimize the time needed to close the books and report actual versus budget to the management team
Make-To-Stock and Make-To-Order Manufacturing
Apparel manufacturing two major modes Make-To-Stock and Make-To-Order
We help clients:
Develop and execute optimized business processes to utilize additional methods of manufacturing including contract, assemble - to - order, make - to - order, and make - to - stock
Optimize business processes to increase productivity and reduce waste
Reduce inventory and working capital requirements
Apparel manufacturing organizations have very specific reporting requirements, especially when it comes to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Our clients benefit from our Business Intelligence (BI) expertise in managing:
Sales and growth
Raw material utilization rates
On time deliveries
If you want to learn more about how our apparel manufacturing clients have benefitted from our ERP implementation and subsequent support services, then please call (310) 539-4645 or just click here to schedule a convenient time to have a chat with one of our experienced consultants.