An apparel manufacturing strategy essentially involves the numerous operations and processes used to create a piece of clothing. In this strategy template, the manufacturing process is extended to consider the processes involved in finally delivering the product to the end-user.
This template is specifically designed for individuals operating in the retail industry; however, as it does encompass the other actions of promoting the product to the end-user it can also be used by those relevant departments, i.e. marketing.
Your organization can use this apparel manufacturing strategy to figure out the areas within the manufacturing industry, as well as the goals and metrics to focus on and track, in order to deliver and create the best possible clothing.
What areas within your organization's manufacturing can you narrow down on and add value to? These focus areas can be as broad or narrow as you require; however, bear in mind that you will also have to set objectives and KPIs that would fall under these focus areas so don't keep them too narrow!
Examples of focus areas within this apparel manufacturing strategy could be Finances, Marketing, Team, and Technology.
Objectives will ultimately guide elements of the decision-making process. Creating and implementing strong objectives can help steer your employees and you into a direction that aligns with your organization's values and vision.
Examples of objectives for the team focus area could be: develop a world-class employee onboarding program, maximize overall efficiency and office productivity, and improve employee wellness.
KPIs are important because they break down the larger objectives into smaller, more measurable, and trackable targets. Properly constructed KPIs can ensure the accountability of personnel within your organization.
KPIs for this apparel manufacturing strategy could be: reduce unnecessary expenditure, reduce service downtime, increase the throughput of orders and reduce order changes (just to name a few).
Properly implemented projects help enhance the efficiency, technical effectiveness, and satisfaction of all stakeholders directly impacted by that project. Devising the correct projects is highly reliant on what outcomes your team and you are trying to achieve.
Examples of projects for this apparel manufacturing strategy could be: hire new clothing manufacturers, initiate a holistic employee training program and streamline company processes (just to name a few).
5. Utilize Cascade tools to track and visualize performance.
Cascade tools can be depicted in the form of widgets that can create a greater awareness of objectives and provide individuals and teams with visual reminders of areas that require the most energy, time, and focus.