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Brands are always looking to boost efficiencies and measure performance. The macro-economic climate have made these initiatives imperative for success in today's environment. A key indicator in cost management and efficiency is the performance of the sampling process. Whether looking to drive development ratios, increase cost and margin control, or improve time to market, effective sample management can greatly impact a brand's success.
DS' solution for Sample Management helps companies to eliminate duplicate efforts, reduce costly over-development and improve assortment selection based on effective prototype management. The solution provides a robust sample management functionality that includes the generation of sample requests, distribution and/or aggregation for Production Offices, sample tracking and sample evaluations. The sample management process includes fit session notes, measurements, threaded discussions, reference documents and other common such as workflow and notifications. A variety of sample request types support an iterative development cycle including development, prototype, fit, photo, preproduction, T.O.P (top of production) as well as fabric and component requests.
The evaluation and approval process are supported for products using specification and measurement definitions. Material and componentry sampling is supported with a robust Lab Dip and Strike-Off tracking process. Design, sourcing and supplier partners can access relevant data for analysis and viewing trends across multiple evaluations and for performance score-carding. Sampling is an expensive and time consuming process. Shortening time to market can only be achieved by optimizing the sample management process. DS' solution helps remove duplicate requests, simplify tracking and approval with formalized process and increase collaboration by using virtual sampling and prototyping.
Solution for Sample Management includes:
Fit approval and evaluation
Lab dip, submit and strike-off process
Material color approvals
Material sample order placement and sample room yardage