SSA has developed a contiguous information technology system that facilitates tight controls throughout the life of a product, and throughout the life of a purchase order. It serves as the control center for all information disseminated to our manufacturing partners and to our customers. We believe our systems are superior to "canned" apparel systems that are purchased (not developed) by most of our competitors. While SSA’s system is proprietary and "home-grown", it can be interfaced with those of our contractors or our customers, including special menus for specific needs as well as EDI transmissions.
SSA’s pattern services department utilizes the latest version of the Gerber AccuMark system. We interface with our customers’ pattern department electronically for transmitting patterns. We transmit markers on a daily/hourly basis to our manufacturing partners in other countries. SSA also has pattern makers highly skilled in creating patterns via the Gerber PDS system (CAD), as well as traditional (manual) pattern making.