Project management is a vast service encompassing all aspects of the clothing manufacturing process. Organisation of the logistics and operations of a project can be complex and time consuming. Bridge & Stitch is experienced in dealing with projects fed by multiple suppliers and factories and is able to co-ordinate all aspects of the process.
What Services Do We Offer?
Creating a production manual for the factory:
Fabric, embellishment, trims etc
Quantities, size breakdowns, ratios
Usages of garments, fabric lengths
Measurements of the garments, lengths of elastics etc
Construction methods and all previous feedback from the sampling stages
Information of all suppliers, delivery information, lead times and deadlines
Factory visits, communications and relationships:
Built up relationships with our factories, understanding of their expertise and skills.
Visiting factories whenever needed, throughout the UK – covering our time and cost to travel and be at the factory.
Checking and approving the working conditions of the factory and the status of their workers.
Communicating throughout the sampling and production process through phone calls, meetings email, messaging and skype calls, from 9– 5pm Monday to Friday with a person on-call throughout the day on Saturday when factories are working over-time
Communicating regularly with the client:
General communication via telephone and email about the status of a project
Answering any questions that the client may have regarding the process
Reacting quickly to any design changes the client makes
Advising on their project – using our expertise and skill set
Notifying the client of any problems, delays or issues at the factory
Working on behalf of the client to get the best deals possible and advising them on decisions made
Correspondence between the client and the factory
Arranging all samples, discussing changes, reverting back to the factory
Creating critical paths
Ordering all fabrics, components and trims
Communication between the factory and all the suppliers involved in the chain
Logistics and operational tasks of the ordering, distribution and transportation of fabrics, trims, embellishments, garment panels, samples and final products
‘Go-to’ contact for factories and suppliers when they have questions related to the production of the garments so that clients are not contacted throughout the day, every day during production.
Resolving small issues or problems without having to concern the client
Communicator for the factory and suppliers when there are any delays, issues or problems. Bridge & Stitch will work to resolve these problems, find a solution or suggest a resolution on behalf of the client to ensure that any issues are dealt with efficiently and correctly.Access to our expertise, industrial no-how and general experience of the production process
We operate a fully integrated management system which enables our team to speak to their contacts directly, managing your project effectively and building long-term relationships with our clients and suppliers that are founded on trust.