Sooner or later, all apparel companies look into manufacturing some or all of their products outside of the United States. But if you’re going to do it, better know how to do it right. Manufacturing offshore can reduce the cost of production, help get a product to market faster and reduce delivery costs. For most companies, it makes sense to manufacture overseas while keeping research and development, design and quick turnaround production in the US. The trick is to stay on top of regulations, stay in tune with cultural differences, and to stay in control of deadlines and costs without losing quality. End this class with a game plan for yourself or your employer.
About your instructor:
Jennifer Hasper holds her master of science in Global Affairs from New York University and wrote her thesis on sourcing/trade in the apparel industry. Her background ranges from product development to delivery execution on a global level. She has worked for major brands such as Gap Kids and Nike.