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3 More Sourcing Strategies to Manage Rising Glove Prices

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 24, 2014 10:58:00 AM

costsRising prices are one of the greatest business challenges for retail buying organizations. The challenge is to manage costs in a way that doesn't affect the consumer appeal of your product.

As we showed last week, value engineering your product is one cost management strategy we can use to do this.

By being creative with glove design, and using technical knowledge of the range of glove materials and available substitutes, we can often reduce costs in a way that doesn't affect product performance.

But many other costs are going up as well, so materials selection and value engineering your glove design is just one approach.

Here are 3 more sourcing strategies to use to manage rising glove costs.

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Topics: Private Label Costs/Pricing, Private Label Glove Materials, Private Label Outsourcing Services

Glove Manufacturing Strategies: Outsourcing vs. Direct?

Posted by Roger Heumann

Nov 14, 2013 5:47:00 PM

2nd_supplierTo make gloves well, it takes special skills and experience at all points during the process.  

Some companies have the necessary capabilities within their ranks, others do not. 

It may sound strange coming from a glove manufacturer, but outsourcing can be the right solution for some companies and not others. 

If you are developing a line of gloves and face a ”make or buy” glove making decision, here are some arguments pro and con, for outsourcing vs. going direct.

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Topics: Private Label: Glove manufacturing, Private Label: Glove Design Process, Private Label Outsourcing Services

A Private Label Glove Sourcing Conversation

Posted by Roger Heumann

Oct 28, 2013 7:40:00 AM

Welcome to The Glove Maker's Blog

Welcome to our blog, where we share our glove manufacturing, design and sourcing experience, as well as more general views, tips and news for glove buyers and others within our industry.

sourcing leather for glove manufacturing Let’s talk about glove sourcing by starting with a story.

A new food store opened in my town last week. On my first visit, I tried a few items from their private label food line.

Specifically, store brand almonds, vanilla ice cream, mango salsa, and some salads.

 Packaging? Nice.
 Assortment? Interesting.

Price? Fair.  Quality? Meh.

Actually, the vanilla ice cream was gummy, and the salads were just so-so.

What does this have to do with gloves sourcing?

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Topics: Private Label: Glove manufacturing, Private Label Sourcing Strategy, Private Label: Glove Fit & Feel, Private Label Outsourcing Services

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