For apparel brands and manufacturers having a sourcing strategy that is cost-effective and provides great quality is key to success. But it's easier said than done. But their tips which you can use to improve the sourcing process of your business. 

  1. Conduct market research and look outside your geographical regions. Apparel is a global industry and you should be looking for suppliers from all over the world for the best deal.
  2. Once you find suppliers look at their past history, collect information on multiple suppliers, and negotiate. 
  3. Don’t forget to track the performance of your suppliers. Give them scorecards
  4. Plan your materials requirements efficient 
  5. Prioritize effective communication between you and your supplier
  6. Modernize your costing and budgeting process using fashion ERP software or other apparel management software

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