The global market for ready-to-wear apparel is valued at a whopping $800 billion. It’s one of the most highly competitive industries with ever-changing trends and customer demands. However, it’s an industry where not a lot of companies have adopted the right technologies and communication happens via emails between suppliers, manufacturers, and designers which often results in overproduction and frequent product claims.
Companies really need to bring in the collaborative platform so that the brands can interact with their supply chain in a more organized manner. This is where BlueKaktus comes into the picture that value digital transformation as much as old-school productivity.
We’ve listed down some reasons why a digital textile sourcing a solution like BlueKaktus is the best for your business:
BETTER SUPPLY CHAIN CONSOLIDATION: BK COLLABORATION TOOL
The lack of availability of raw materials hinders the bulk manufacturing process. Limited availability of raw materials can result in higher prices which will limit your ability to recover expenses. Worse, you may have to turn down new clients because your supplier wasn’t equipped enough to your demand. Being dependent on a handful of suppliers has benefits and disadvantages. You can build strong long-term relations for being a loyal client, or you may suffer if they have trouble with their production.
Changing suppliers that can offer the same fabric is never easy if you have limited contacts within your area. With BlueKaktus, you can get in touch with a vast number of suppliers that can give you the textile you're looking for, with the same, or even better quality.
CONVENIENT COMMUNICATION: BK MOBILE APP/ SOCIAL PAGE
Back in the days, either you would travel to your supplier's office or have the swatches delivered to you both of which were expensive. One can now send copies of samples via email which has its own disadvantage as those attachments might still get lost in long email threads.
Within the BlueKaktus platform, you can do a real-time chat with your suppliers or your team to make the decision-making process easier. One can annotate on the swatch’s image giving a much clearer understanding of what needs to be altered.
EASIER ACCESSIBILITY TO DATA: CLOUD-BASED CENTRALIZED DATA MANAGEMENT
Keeping physical catalogs can be quite cumbersome for anyone to sift through. Since the fashion industry changes rapidly according to the trends, these may become outdated or may have been completely removed from the supplier's inventory. With digital garment sourcing software like BlueKaktus, you can upload and store all your favorite swatches online. Digital databases can be accessed from anywhere at any time. Physical samples aren’t required whenever one needs to refer to them. Teams can collaborate and access the swatches for a more efficient workflow.
The BlueKaktus platform will indicate if the garment sample is currently out of stock or not. The platform also tells you the availability of a fabric and the capacity at which a garment can be produced.
Final Thoughts on Our Digital Sourcing Solutions
Digital technology innovations make it convenient to connect with local and international suppliers. A central database where clients and suppliers can connect in a faster and more convenient way. With the enhancements brought about by AI, BlueKaktus encourages more cost-effective production among textile manufacturers and fosters a faster sampling process for designers.
Feel free to connect with us if you want to tap a wiser list of suppliers and also request a personalized demo.