CRG Consulting

management consultants


Administrative Systems

Good planning is critical to long-term success in the apparel industry today. Establishing the right corporate and marketing strategies, making the best use of financial resources, and positioning the company for growth all call for a stronger and more professional management organization. Fast evolving customers and agile competitors challenge daily the assumptions used for corporate planning.

CRG Consulting believes in highly adaptable, short-term execution plans (6 to 12 month windows) which evolve from constant analysis of the environment in which companies operate. Any plan must be translated into the language of those responsible for its achievement, so that they may relate their everyday tasks and recognize how they contribute to the organization's goals.

    Following is a sampling of what we have achieved through our results oriented Marketing projects.
  • Comprehensive project including forecasting, pre-season planning, season planning, production control and inventory management that resulted in a reduction of raw material inventories of 43%, work-in-process of 55% and finished goods of 60%
  • Annual savings of $380,000 for a casual clothing manufacturer through a production planning project that resulted in increased on time deliveries, increased cutting heights, and increased cutting room and sewing room efficiencies
  • Searched for and developed the acquisition of men's tailor facility offshore resulting in lower operating costs of $4,800,000 annually
  • 24% increase in productivity for a work clothing manufacturer through a production planning project that generated $180,000 in annual savings through overhead absorption
  • Developed a join venture for men's tailored clothing manufacturer which resulted investments in excess of $3,500,000 and lower annual operating costs of $2,600,000
  • Annual savings of $1,200,000 for a leather goods manufacturer through a production planning project that resulted in increased on time deliveries, increased cutting heights, and increased cutting room efficiencies
  • Typical production control and WIP programs reduce the through put time and the amount of WIP by 66% to 75%. In most pant shops it takes the through put time to 12 to 16 hours.

Management's need for information and the capacity to generate it are both expanding rapidly. Apparel manufacturers require accurate, timely, useful reports to help them plan, manage inventories, and control costs more effectively.

Designing a workable system that fits the needs and personality of your company is the first step. At CRG Consulting, we will design and implement systems for the following:

  • Pre-season Planning
  • Season Planning
  • Production Planning
  • Inventory Management
  • Acquisitions
  • Forecasting & Re-forecasting
  • Organizational Development
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Accounting and Cost Controls
  • Production Control and WIP
  • Budgeting performance
  • Benchmarking Results & Continuous Improvement Programs
  • Software packages for shop floor controls and payroll

Working with CRG Consulting means getting results. Our clients are progressive companies in the apparel and needle industry. They are both large and small. Some are listed on the NYSE while others are privately owned by dynamic entrepreneurs. All of them, along with CRG Consulting, share a dedication to quality, service, and efficiency.

Regardless of the dynamics of the company, we have successfully worked with our clients to produce tangible results with real bottom line savings.

CRG Consulting is a full service, international consulting organization. Since its beginning in 1981, it has followed the principles of specialization, particularly in the needle trade. The policies set down by its founders remain unchanged.