Apparel ERP System
The apparel manufacturing industry is a complicated one, meaning a complicated apparel ERP system is needed to keep track of all of the factors of production. We gave you several vital software solutions for business functions that you should search for when choosing apparel software in our last blog. Here are a few more factors that should be included in your system:
1. Artwork Management: This feature is especially important for apparel businesses in the promotional product sector, as artwork and patterns make up the key differences between garments. Your system shouldn’t just store and track artwork, but it should also track which pieces and components are able to be copyrighted and which aren’t.
2. Component Management: Your system should keep track of each of the components of garments, meaning colors, sizes, trademarks, and more. This will help future orders go smoothly and will ensure that all of the required information about a garment is at your fingertips.
3. Safety and Compliance: Your system should be able to track whether your garment is compliant with all government requirements and compare your garments to the OSHA requirements for safety. It should also contain data sheets for hazardous materials that your employees may need to handle so that you can simply print them out and distribute them.
4. Garment Size Conversion: Even if you don’t use this feature often, it is helpful if your system is able to convert sizes from American to European, to UK sizes and beyond. These predefined sizes should be contained within the system.