Tracker Tips 101
How to build out your Style Tracker for trims and materials
Ever used project management or workflow tools like Asana, Monday.com or Clickup to build your critical paths but found it takes ages to get everything set up? Our newly launched Style tracker is a workflow management tool specifically built for the very unique production process in fashion, allowing both you and your factory to collaborate on it. We’ve built it so there are some guardrails to make it easy for you and your factory to hit the ground running—file organization, chatting with your factory and your team, building internal deadlines specific to each style & tech pack— but it’s also customisable to the unique targets of your process that need to be tracked.
You can build out our Style Tracker in many different ways! We have lots of ideas of ways you can customise milestones and columns in ways that work better for your business and your factory too.
Use Columns to…
Columns are a type of field that is fully customisable. You can add free form text, checkboxes, numbers, currency etc. You can create as many as you like, decide who can edit what, if you want to hide from, or make read-only for, your factory. For example, there may be an internal sign-off or approval, or internal comms you might not want to share with your factory.
Upload and share BOM or consumption — either live links or docs, add columns with check-boxes for approvals, add certain dates that are not part of your critical path or simply use to track comments throughout.
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- Fabric Consumption (doc)
- Trims Consumption (doc)
- Trims Approval (check box)
- Lab-dip Approval (check box)
- Bulk Fabric Approval (check box)
- Bulk Trim Approval (check box)
- Strike Off Approval (check box)
- Material Testing Required (check box)
- Material Testing Report (doc) – factory to upload
- Material Certification (doc) – factory to upload
And use milestones to make sure you don’t miss critical steps
Milestones are a unique type of field that is all about setting, agreeing on and tracking dates with your factory. You can use them as a way to track the current status of each colourway for each style. There are 4 default milestones that link to the main timeline, other than that – go crazy and add what you like.
You can create milestones to set target dates to share with your factory around when bulk material arrives in-house or star them to get overdue email notifications so you can keep on top of late approvals, overdue material QCs or late delivery of bulk. No longer forget key dates that make you miss your deadlines! Use Inspection milestones to build testing into your timelines and easily keep track of what passes/fails.
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- Fabric quality approved
- Lab dips approved
- Strike-offs approved
- Dyeing & Processing
- Bulk Materials in house
- Bulk Trim inhouse
- Bulk Approval (inspection milestone)
- Bulk Material / Testing (inspection milestone)
- Cutting started