Weathering Global Challenges with Pat Noonan

October 8, 2019

Weathering Global Challenges with Pat Noonan

Pat Noonan is SanMar’s chief product officer. His teams oversee product design, manufacturing, sourcing, and quality assurance across the company.

In this episode, Pat shares how his time in the Navy taught him how to keep things in perspective, how SanMar’s relationship-based approach to sourcing helps us weather global challenges and how our industry is changing lives for the better.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE

  • Pat discusses his time in the Navy — including his family sword — and how that experience helps him now at SanMar.
  • How SanMar’s service mentality made the transition from military to civilian life easier for Pat.
  • Pat walks us through the lifecycle for the design, manufacture and distribution of an average SanMar product.
  • What are some of the challenges SanMar faces when sourcing products?
  • How SanMar is dealing with the current trade situation between the United States and China.
  • What SanMar does to ensure product quality across multiple production locations worldwide.
  • How SanMar maintains sustainability across its supply chain and how Pat personally measures success.
  • Why Pat is so proud of SanMar’s Canvas for Good initiative.
QUOTES
  • “We get inspiration certainly from the marketplace but also from our global partners.”
  • “We’ve become much more deliberate and intentional in how we bring a product to market.”
  • “Apparel sourcing is defined by how dynamic it is, and honestly that’s kind of part of the fun of it too.”
  • “We’re really involved in all stages of production to ensure that we get consistent, high quality products.”
  • “We are gonna be able to offer a truly sustainable, value-oriented product here in the years ahead, and I’m really excited about it.”
  • “We’re lifting up lives and making a hugely positive difference!”
LINKS
  • Canvas For Good: https://canvasforgood.com/
  • SanMar U homepage: http://www.education.sanmar.com/
  • SanMar’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sanmarcorp/
  • SanMar’s Twitter: @sanmar_corp
  • SanMar’s Instagram: @sanmar_corp


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