Which phase of manufacturing typically takes the longest?
For most companies, it’s development. Approving fabrics, fit, and design details takes a long time, and usually not enough time is budgeted. This results in an assortment of issues that have to be resolved during Salesman Samples (SMS), pre-production samples, or during production, opening the door to errors and frustration during production.
How do you solve this? We recommend to a simple solution: start prototyping earlier. It’s the one area that you have complete control over and has 3 key benefits:
Save yourself the headache and start your prototypes earlier. While we always recommend starting earlier, it’s especially important when working with a new manufacturer or creating a new product.
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