Our President and Owner, Jeff Glassman, did slip and fall this summer and broke his wrist. After successful surgery, and two months of physical therapy, he should have full use of his arm and wrist. It’s just going to be a painful recovery. These types of situations are always unfortunate and unexpected. Unexpected issues pop up every day in the retail and wholesale world. Especially during peak inbound season which is upon us. There are ways to minimize the pain and shorten the recovery period. Look below at ways to protect yourself as fall is approaching.
Busting at the seams! When you can’t stay on top of returns processing, unsold goods take up space – and don’t bring “ka-ching”
Whew! A peak season has passed. But now you walk into your Distribution Center and realize your hardworking team simply can’t catch up. Piles of returned items need to be inspected, refolded, and repackaged.
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.
Happy Halloween and welcome to crunch time for all manufacturers, importers and retailers. This is the time when your “Just In Time Inventory” planning turns into “I NEED IT NOW” inventory planning.
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.
Have you ever received a shipment of goods with a strong odor? Do the garments or other items have a mold or mildew smell. Do they smell like oil or gas? What do you do with it? What if the musty smelling goods represented $1.6 million dollars at retail and you can’t put them on the shelves as they would stink up the whole store? Darn It’s Apparel Repair team can help.
We are very excited to announce the 20th anniversary of Darn It! Inc. It's hard to believe that it has been 20 years since we started a new venture Inspecting and Repairing Garments. Over the years, we have evolved from a cut and sew manufacturing operation into a full service Quality Inspection and Warehouse / Distribution business.
We got a frantic call from one of our customers last year asking us for help. The cartons were crushed and the pants were soaked in two containers. We requested samples immediately and once we reviewed them, it was determined that we could help.
Reprinted from Boston Globe By Steve Maas Globe correspondent January 15, 2016 Jeff Glassman joined his family’s apparel business in 1994 and things almost immediately went south — literally. That…