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Two Good Strategies for Reducing Inventory Waste

Over the past decade, the network of domestic and near-shore factories has grown. It’s now possible to affordably manufacture much of the apparel, footwear, and accessories that formerly had to be outsourced to China. (That is, when you look at total cost, not unit cost.) In fact, many of these factories were designed with smaller-batch, made-to-order manufacturing in mind, so you won’t need to convince them of the value of this new paradigm.

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The Turnkey Option for Product Customization

Over the past decade, the network of domestic and near-shore factories has grown. It’s now possible to affordably manufacture much of the apparel, footwear, and accessories that formerly had to be outsourced to China. (That is, when you look at total cost, not unit cost.) In fact, many of these factories were designed with smaller-batch, made-to-order manufacturing in mind, so you won’t need to convince them of the value of this new paradigm.

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Order Management is Where the Profit Margin Lies

As companies continue to explore the possibility of personalized production and mass customization, they inevitably spend an inordinate amount of time assessing the pretty front-end, consumer-facing software. And let’s face it: all those rotating 3D renderings of your product are really cool to look at. But that’s not where leaders should be investing their time. It’s the order management system in the back-end, and the integration with the sexy front-end, that makes a personalization program successful. . . or dooms it to failure.

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