If you are growing an apparel business, you’ve got it already: to succeed you have to manage continuously changing fashions and designs, assortments of all kinds, waste, size variation assembly, backstocking, the works. Inventory management for apparel businesses of all kinds is a big challenge. As the number of designs or products increases, the inventory management becomes more critical and complex.
Stories come in from all over, especially from retail operations that grow and find themselves incapable of effectively handling multi-location retail business. The resulting information silos and surprise stock overages quickly compound, giving rise to the need for new software (or systems).
Apparel manufacturers and retail operations, whether combined or disintegrated, are generally given three software options when it comes to inventory management:
Cookie cutter, off-the-shelf programs that might suit all your needs,
Mainstream inventory systems that take months + $10-50K to implement
Customizable programs that are designed for small and medium enterprises