A-Z of Zero-inventory

A-Z of Zero-inventory

The process of streamlining the manufacturing of clothes - producing them based on the requirement, without maintaining inventory from the raw materials till the end product, is called the zero-inventory method.
 
The process of creating garments with this method is proven to increase efficiency and minimize production errors.
 
Maintaining a zero-inventory pipeline provides a much faster and more efficient consumer service experience. Since each outfit is curated only on order, customizations and creating the perfect fit are major benefits.
 
This also provides great flexibility in the production process; changes, iterations, and new experimentation can be undertaken at a much faster pace.
 
Below is the process and flow of our zero-inventory module:
 
Hueloom's zero inventory process
 
Sourcing vendors for fabric and print
The first step of our zero inventory process begins with getting the right vendors for the fabrics and for print / dyeing.
 
Getting the fabric ready
The fabric vendor sends the fabric fixed to the concerned person to get it printed / dyed and ready for the next step
 
Tailoring unit
Based on the order requirement, the outfits are stitched, ready to be shipped
 
QC
Even when the process of quality check is maintained at every level of the outfit being prepared, a final round of QC is done to check for errors, and iterations are made accordingly
 
Shipping and delivery
The finished outfits are packed with care, and shipped to our customers.
 
This make-per-order method helps limit raw material wastage, storage maintenance, and helps in creating outfits that are custom-made to give you the perfect fit.
 
Maintaining a zero-inventory comes with its own hurdles. Vendors might change pricing based on the demand and supply. Delays can be caused, even if any one aspect of the process is disturbed.
 
But when considering the overall pros and cons, the benefits of maintaining a zero-inventory are much greater with respect to the sustainability of the process and consumer experience.
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