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ColorWarehouse Network can save 95% of handling time

“I have never seen a solution that can resolve our challenges like natific’s ColorWarehouse Network.” Jeanne Paule, APS Global LLC.

APS Global LLC makes clothing for leading apparel companies word-wide. Their manufacturing plants in El Salvador and Mexico primarily focus on performance apparel.

In a world where time is money, APS doesn’t want to spend time asking their suppliers about their status and reminding them to send paperwork and test reports.

When APS was introduced to natific’s web-based system ColorWarehouse Network, they fell in love with the ability to instantly “just click and see” their fabric supplier’s production status and color and quality results before the fabric reaches their factory.

Challenges

  • APS needs the fabric supplier’s test reports with color and quality results for each batch. It’s requires constant follow-up and is time consuming.
  • “If the fabric supplier didn’t send the paperwork and test reports, we needed to ask and remind them. And if the supplier’s spectrophotometer readings were different than ours, we needed to track this manually with the different fabric suppliers.”  – Jeanne Paule from APS Global LLC.
  • Shade variations across suppliers.

The solution

APS Global LLC signed up for the natific ColorWarehouse Network – The system is quick, live and hands-on. APS is now able to see the real-time status with this feature of the ColorWarehouse. “It was easy to get started and a great experience working with natific,” says Jeanne. The labs at APS, their brand customers, quality auditing teams, and suppliers benefit from this simple way of sharing production data, approval forms, and testing data.

APS has seen a savings potential of 95% of their handling time. They’ve also improved shade variations and have strengthened relationships with their partners.

One of the functions that APS appreciates most is the ability to sort colors by multiple fabric suppliers. They can view different suppliers together and see if they are close enough in shade, making sure there will not be any shade variation in the garments.

Jeanne is also thrilled about the function where she can view the graphs for a particular color and see the different dye lots, indicating if a supplier is moving in a specific direction.

Are you evaluating time saving options in your textile supply chain?

Email our support team at support@natific.com with any questions or to request a demo.

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