Supply Chain Optimization Consulting

WWA has unrivaled experience in the field of Supply Chain Optimization for Apparel and Footwear Companies. Our expertise on mapping critical path processes and eliminating wasted time and cost via process automation delivers substantial, tangible return on investment (ROI) to clients within the first year of project implementation.

Typical Phase 1:
Process Analysis
  • Analyze and Map Current Business, Development, and Supply Chain Processes
  • Define Improvements and Obstacles
  • Deliver Action Plan for Successful Improvements

During identification and definition of your business' processes, WWA Associates discuss best practices, analyze process flow and bottlenecks in order to make recommendations on potential improvements.

Typical Phase 2:
Refine Actions
  • Address Specific Process or System Refinement
  • Look at Technology Benefits and Potential Drawbacks
  • Define Requirements, Specifications and Solutions

We've been involved in your industry and technology for a long time. WWA can help your team understand the use of technology to manage and maximize your product development, sourcing and manufacturing resources. We are familiar with many technologies including, but not limited to, PLM, ERP, CAD, and PDM.

Typical Phase 3:
Define Scope & Specifications
  • Examine ROI Goals and Proposals
  • Establish Project(s) Timeline and Scope
  • Where Necessary: Define Pilot Group and Project Team

At WWA we recognize that some aspects of the industries we work with will always be hands-on and tactile, and that some things for some companies shouldn't change. For example, if hand sketching and fitting on live fit models is essential to your company's culture, we would never recommend that your talent start concept sketches in a computer program, and that you adopt virtual fitting technologies.

Typical Phase 4:
Implement Improvements
  • Strategic Launch of Changes and/or Technology
  • Evaluation of and Communication to Stakeholders surrounding Progress
  • Continual Improvements through Periodic Review

While software technology can help to give visibility and manage processes, it is not a "silver bullet". A partnership and commitment between management, workforce partners and vendors is essential. WWA Associates are available to lead and advise when and where needed.