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High Visibility Garments: The Standards, The Styles, and The Markets

NAUMD 2021 WEBINAR SERIES Presented Thursday, May 6, 2021 Sponsored by Xtreme Visibility

There are many opportunities for the uniform and public safety equipment dealer to sell high visibility garments.

This is not news, of course. But the full range of the market offers more than most realize. This webinar will provide an overview of what the ANSI visibility recommended standards are, and how to identify when to use various classes of garments.

Then, we list and describe the jobs, companies, and markets that these standards can have a profound impact on for worker safety.

Lastly, we will dive into detailed examples of these various groups of end-users who already wear (or who should be wearing) high visibility apparel as part of their uniform program.

Sell more high-visibility by understanding more.

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Six By Six: Uniform Industry International Perspectives

Presented Thursday, April 29, 2021

By the North-American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors.
In cooperation with Klopman International

A webinar presentation featuring six uniform industry leaders representing six different countries.

This panel of international perspectives offers a look at how uniform companies around the world have met the challenges of the past year. Panelists were also invited to offer their opinions on where the uniform industry and market segments will be headed in the near term.

- Six panelists, six-minute briefs from six different countries
- Panelists are all from leading uniform manufacturers or sellers

Gauthier Siau
Alsico Group
Matthew Graham
Unisync Corp
Bo Ensted Danielsen
Eugene Lim
Managing Director
Flemings Safety
Simon Hunter
Hunter Apparel Solutions
Bob Getto

Overall Innovation: How Carhartt® Achieved Double-digit Productivity Gains with Shopfloor Control

Presented Thursday, April 15, 2021

The inherently manual aspects of sewn goods manufacturing make profitable operations a challenge for uniform producers, whether a brand operates its own plants or contracts with third-party manufacturers.

Most plants track work in progress (WIP) by hand, walking the floor, counting orders and updating spreadsheets or job boards. Some record WIP using gum sheets in a production book and transfer the data into a legacy ERP or a spreadsheet. Today, there is a much more efficient way to manage production and the manufacturing workforce by leveraging an automated, real-time Shopfloor Control and Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

Learn how Carhartt, with over 130 years of history producing workwear for hardworking people, built on its heritage of manufacturing operations excellence by:

  • implementing a shopfloor control MES
  • eliminating manual processes
  • achieving real-time visibility into WIP, and
  • increasing productivity by 13% in just one year

Presented by: Katrina Agusti As Carhartt’s Vice President of Solutions Delivery, Katrina Agusti is responsible for development of the IT Application Roadmap to enable Carhartt’s corporate strategies. Katrina plays a key role in identification and delivery of new business processes and solutions which will enable business functions and drive value. In her 18-year tenure at Carhartt, Katrina has spent over a decade in progressive business transformation management. In 2019, she was recognized as a rising star on CIO Magazine’s Ones to Watch in IT.

Justin Hershoran As Exenta’s Director of Shopfloor REVO™, Justin uses his extensive background in information technology and design to work side by side with development to bring new ideas to better support customer results. By driving a creative process in the growth of the Shopfloor REVO suite, Justin has expanded the system’s value and functionality with features that support incentive pay, 3rd party manufacturing, seasonal planning and scheduling, and more. Time

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Does apparel spread viruses and bacteria and what can you do about it?

Presented Thursday, April 1, 2021

A conversation with Dr. Amber H. Mitchell, President & Executive Director, International Safety Center

Hosted by Ben Favret Founder & CEO of VESTEX Protects.

This discussion will: - Address how uniforms and apparel acquire and spread viruses and bacteria that can cause infections and illnesses in workers and the community. - Show how to differentiate between scientifically proven, effective, and safe, technologies that provide microbial protection to wearers and the community compared to empty claims that some manufacturers and technologies may make. - Present a National Call to Action that addresses the emerging frontier of textile technologies that can reduce microbial contamination on apparel. Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH Dr. Mitchell's career has been focused on public health and occupational safety and health related to preventing infectious disease. She is currently President and Executive Director of the International Safety Center and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Occupational Health and Safety section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She is also a Senior Science Adviser for the NIEHS Worker Training Program for COVID-19 response. Dr. Mitchell holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine and has published multiple peer reviewed articles and a book chapter on the role of apparel and textiles in transmission of pathogens.

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Digital Transformation Enables a Uniform Supplier's Multi-store eCommerce and Customer Experience

Presented Thursday, March, 17,2021
Presenter, Tom Flierl & Derek Schroeder, Znode

The journey of digital transformation for a uniform supplier modernizing its eCommerce channel can raise numerous challenges from a multitude of customer segments to serve with varying product catalogs, to the presentation of those catalogs depending on user permissions.

This presentation goes through common challenges faced by uniform industry companies throughout their eCommerce channel evolution and a case study on how a leading manufacturer of certified technical flame-resistant workwear reduced their internal constraints on the customer service team and improved their customer experience by re-platforming their eCommerce sales channel.

The webinar details how eCommerce allows uniform suppliers to serve more customers with less friction than ever before.

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Uniform Sales: How To Help Employee's Order Accurately and Reduce Product Returns

Presented Thursday, March, 4,, 2021
Presenter, Adam Kaplan, Sizer

This webinar provides an overview of how uniform sellers can assist uniform program employee shoppers, helping them best determine the correct sizes to order, every time.

Case study examples of how uniform providers improve ROI by reducing returns.

What is the future of self-service, shopper sizing technology, and what place does it have in the uniform industry​

Ergonomic Fit for Uniforms and Workwear

Presented Thursday, February 18, 2021
Presenter, Dr. Jan Beringer, Hohenstein

Developing the right fit for different body shapes, especially during movement, is one of the greatest challenges for apparel. Ill-fitting workwear can restrict range of motion, lower productivity and cause injury. Hohenstein uses 3D and 4D scanning to measure body shapes of a target group during predicted motions.

Then, using analysis of how movement affects fit - and how fit affects movement - patterns and measurement tables are optimized to efficiently cover the entire target group.

Learn how to improve workwear with relevant data, improved digital or traditional design processes and clear manufacturing instructions.


Dr. Jan Beringer serves as the Senior Scientific Expert for Hohenstein.
In this role, he uses his extensive knowledge to lead the development of clothing physiology, fit and workmanship of garments, functionalization of fabrics, textile UV protection and textile reprocessing. He has extensive knowledge in textile and fiber chemistry, functionalization, nanotechnology, coating and finishing and clothing physiology. Dr. Beringer holds a Doctorate in Natural Sciences in Chemistry with a focus on Textile and Fiber Chemistry from the University of Stuttgart.


Uniform Sales: How To Win RFPs And Program Contracts By Facilitating Employee Allotments

Presented February 4, 2021
Presenter: Len Greenfield, qUniform, SimbolIQ

Today's uniform customers are more demanding. Their budgets and contract demands reflect that. By offering your customers better ways to control employee ordering you can win more RFPs, contracts, and own the customer for a longer period.

In this session you will learn:
- How to expand your corporate program management revenue
- How to evolve your customer relationships by helping the customer solve their uniform budget issues using allotments
- How customers perceive the value of these uniform specifications
- How to simplify handling the data and rule management for any kind of allotment program