SAE-A is committed to efficient,
innovative manufacturing techniques at all stages of the supply chain.
SAE-A’s manufacturing capabilities extend beyond just the production of garments. Over the years, we have worked to bring together research, design, manufacturing and retail. This allows us to provide our clients with a fully complete experience from concept to product. The production of a cotton T-shirt can be summarized in 10 processes:
From our establishment, we have worked to provide customers with the highest quality products and production services. In 2001, we added design and research and development capabilities helping us best understand and integrate the customer’s vision from concept to creation. Several of the components of these efforts include:
The apparel manufacturing process covers order placement from customers to the shipment of the finished garments to our customers.
There are three main components of the manufacturing process:
Generally speaking, in order to complete the manufacturing process, there are several 3rd party suppliers and manufacturers involved. However, to increase efficiency and ensuring the highest quality, Sae-A has established complete vertical integration by bringing the entire process under one umbrella. To do this, we have applied a Lean Management system.
Seeking to reduce costs, improve quality and streamline our supply chain, SAE-A has worked to realize full vertical integration. For example, the addition of our Spinning Mill in Costa Rica will supplement fabric production, reducing overall production lead time.
Lean Management makes it possible to reduce, or even eliminate, waste at each phase in the production process.
SAE-A strives to produce the highest quality product as efficiently as possible. Lean Management is the process through which we focus on value and safety to achieve our goals. The company has established its own tenets of Lean Management that promote best practices, process, eliminate waste, and ultimately standardize best practices. As with the majority of our initiatives, training is critical to the implementation of these practices and we provide courses and training to all employees across the company.
We also encourage all of our facilities to provide suggestions for improving work-flow, efficiency, work experience, and quality of the end product. We have already seen suggestions from our facilities been adopted as best practices.
SAE-A’s quality assurance protocols ensure SAE-A facilities to maintain the highest product standards, and customer satisfaction. SAE-A carries out proactive quality assurance activities across the company.