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Challenges in the Industrial Sewing Space

Design and production have both eveloved in the industrial sewing market. The challenges of keeping production lines running can stress any manager out, especially on a deadline or when the product line has found itself in high demand.

The innovation of new processes to save money and time are crucial to any industrial company that wants to be known as industry professional. The design and development of new or improved products can be nearly impossible without guidance into what specific commercial sewing machines can do. Our industry faced major changes in the 80’s and 90’s as most of the production left our neighborhoods. We all of know these problems well and are prepared to share our insight as you consider how your company will advance in the commercial sewing and products arena. If your company produces any of the following, we wrote this article for you;

  • Mattresses or Bedding
  • Canvas or Leather products
  • Safety applications in cloth or synthetics
  • Undergarments
  • Denim and other apparel


Every day operations

When it comes to industrial sewing, manufacturers, and design shops alike need reliable industrial sewing equipment and expertise to keep things moving smoothly. Often times it may seem like the operating budgets may be shifted in the favor of materials, distribution relations, or overhead. Sometimes management feels forced into buying inferior quality machines to stay on fiscal target, which often works in the short term, but leaves machines idle during vital production time later down the road.
Of course there are plenty of resources on the web to find prices on machines, but what about historical data on certain industrial sewing machine manufacturers? And are you ready to let the current operations of your company rest in the hands of what a YouTube user has uploaded to advise you on your mechanical issues?


Innovation of process and design

Process innovation will never occur with such large separation between management and their production facilities, unless management really knows every detail of product line, possible problems, and has an engineer or consultant on hand.

In our industry, much of the production has been moved outside of the United States, creating a gap between the design and engineering of a product, to the execution of the finished piece. This gap often displaces expectations of what can be done, and hides possibilities of what could be accomplished. Innovative thinkers are often times held back from reaching a higher quality of product and do not even realize it. Of course moving all parts of the business back to America is not a monetarily viable solution, but neither is pointing to the old way of doing things as the roadmap for our industry's future.


Industrial sewing industry's future

We face many challenges every day in order to meet the needs of our customers. We believe that shortcuts on simple, preventable issues should not be problems. Furthermore, product designers and engineers should not be relegated to the bond of what has been done or what has already been produced. Information continues to grow and resources are easier to find in our present time, more than ever before. So who do you turn to when asking the big questions in commercial sewing?


Find an expert you can trust

From technical needs to the redesign of the entire factory floor, you will need guidance from an aged and agile professional. Being a consultant and distributor since 1969, we have seen some major changes and have had to adapt and continue to learn and satisfy the trends related to industrial and commercial sewing. We want to extend our knowledge to our customer base in hopes that any operation affiliated with Cutting Sewing Room Equipment Company will continue to innovate and succeed.