Darn It! Inc. is a company that has thrived because of — rather than in spite of — the overseas manufacturing that has put so many American textile companies out of business.
Reverse Logistics Magazine: Why recondition your merchandise? Focusing on 2 steps in the reverse logistics process
Product comes back to your distribution center in many forms, including individual customer returns and consolidations/recalls. While you have a process to complete the financial transaction, is it challenging to process all the merchandise with the fluctuating volumes? More to the point, are you getting the most revenue possible for this merchandise?
No one likes surprises. Whether you work at an apparel manufacturer or retailer, receiving a shipment that does not meet specifications can throw your organization into crisis management mode. When it comes to apparel, the crisis could involve virtually anything.
The textile industry encompasses nearly every “corner” of the globe. And there’s the rub. A company’s apparel may be manufactured, assembled and shipped from virtually any continent. Many apparel manufacturers and distributors unfortunately have opened cartons shipped from across the country — or across the ocean — only to find a heart-stopping issue.
This new technology is key to restoring musty, smelly apparel to first-quality condition. If you’re a manufacturer, distributor or retailer in the apparel industry, you may have received a shipment of garments with a strong odor.
The apparel industry’s supply chain crisscrosses the globe. In concept, that’s pretty exciting. In reality, it’s fraught with complications. Glitches can occur, errors can be made and consistent communication can be at-times, be challenging.
NEW BEDFORD — Ava Neno, a Grade 4 student at Gomes Elementary, has three ideas for doing better in school: listen to her teachers, do her homework, work hard.
She was one of many students Tuesday afternoon who were pulled from a crowd of about 280 from the Gomes and Renaissance schools to play games, chant cheers and answer questions at a surprise backpack giveaway.
Jeff Glassman enjoys saying yes to others. Even when his brain is telling him that a problem is too difficult to take on, the word, ‘yes’ still comes out of his mouth, he said.
NEW BEDFORD — Darn It! Inc. president Jeff Glassman proves diversity and ingenuity are key to not only surviving, but thriving, during economic challenges.
NEW BEDFORD — A city company that solves other businesses’ problems with messed-up apparel orders, distribution difficulties and warehousing needs has outgrown its South End quarters and is moving to a North End factory recently purchased for $1.65 million.
“We will do anything that it takes to meet the challenges of our business customers,” insists Jeff Glassman ‘90. The Isenberg School alumnus is president of Darn It! Inc., a fast-growing New Bedford, Massachusetts provider of diverse services to the apparel industry.
An “Extreme Makeover” of Ronnie Manufacturing in 1996 transformed the 35-year-old contract clothing business into a unique operation that solves quality control and logistical problems caused by offshore manufacturing.