This question came up in my Ask Sarah call this week and it seems to be a confusing topic for a lot of Entreprenettes. Not to be confused with a cutting ticket, a spec sheet gives all the details of what is needed to make the item. A cutting ticket gives the quantities or sizes so they know how many to make and exactly what to make.
If you manufacture overseas, I suggest giving a purchase order that shows style numbers and quantities, plus a cutting ticket with sizes if apparel based. Be sure to include required delivery date, any agreements to percentage of damaged goods you will accept, and how the good will be delivered to you (boat or air)
A spec sheet is a detailed description of what is required to make your product look and function as you desire. This can be done in Excel (usually easiest as you can make grids for different sections and make it look really pretty) but a word doc is fine too.
You may need to create this to get your first samples done if going overseas. When working with a local manufacturer, you may be able to do more verbally, but I don’t like to leave anything open for misinterpretation.
This is going to be the Blue Print for your manufacturing.
A spec sheet for an overseas manufacturer a shirt might look like this:
Hope this helps to make your manufacturing flow better.
Want to express your opinion?
Leave a reply!
Your program is already helping me sooo much.. and I finally feel like there is a light at the end o… Read more
I’ve worked with Sarah for about 3 months now and my line has been picked up in 2 new stores with … Read more
I wanted to share the importance of persistence, as you always say! I pitched another item to this w… Read more
I’m already getting orders from the email with the updated pricing that I just sent to my current st… Read more
Sarah Shaw is like Google, the entire How To section of Barnes and Nobles, Consumer Report and Yoda … Read more
Sarah is exactly what I have been looking for to take my business to the next level. She brings a to… Read more
Everything’s coming together. I am so excited. Thank you "20px" /> the website looks great. I am so… Read more
I LOVE working with Sarah! The best business decision I’ve made recently is joining Sarah’s Retail R… Read more
Sarah has always been so knowledgeable and has helped me so much in growing my business and getting … Read more
10 hours ago
3 days ago
4 days ago
5 days ago
6 days ago
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||11 months||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|