Analysis, meditation part of perfect fit for The Men’s Wearhouse’s Methwani

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Analysis, meditation part of perfect fit for The Men’s Wearhouse’s Methwani

With a focus on analysis, supported by meditation, Tarun Methwani is finding himself perfectly suited for fashioning the supply chain network at leading men’s apparel retailer The Men’s Wearhouse Inc.

At a time when the company is integrating newly acquired Jos. A. Bank and implementing a series of (dare-he-say “seamless”) omnichannel strategies, Methwani is bringing an impressive education and several years of ocean carrier experience – as well as some time-honored traits for success from his native India – to his role as director of analysis and logistics support at The Men’s Wearhouse.

In fact, one might say Methwani is gonna like the way logistics look at The Men’s Wearhouse that he can guarantee it, along with the logistics team.

In an interview with the American Journal of Transportation, Methwani, speaking from his office in Houston, shares insights into men’s apparel logistics and suggests four key attributes from India that Americans might smartly apply to their professional and personal lives.

How is The Men’s Wearhouse meeting supply chain challenges associated with your company’s $1.8 billion acquisition of Jos. A. Bank?

We understand that supply chain function plays a critical role in ensuring the success of any union of two or more companies. Our company has invested meaningful resources to strategically analyze both companies’ network and identified the most advanced technologies available to design a next-generation supply chain network which will ensure delivery of world-class service to our customers.

By the way, did you know that our suits speak? They speak our vision of providing the world-class service to our customers and each other. We are one of the very few retailers in the country who still moves tailored product on hanger from end-to-end, supplier to customer, so it’s delivered to customer without even a minute wrinkle.

We will leverage our in-house-developed last-mile network to deliver the product to our newly acquired company, Jos. A. Bank.

Our company has used best-in-class processes to significantly reduce labor and inventory costs, improve inventory accuracy and visibility for our network, more efficiently use temporary workers and increase on-time performance and delivery.

We integrated lean supply chain practices to significantly improve warehouse operations across multiple divisions and facilities under a single platform. As a result, The Men’s Wearhouse successfully integrated multichannel processes under one division.


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For more than a quarter of a century, Paul Scott Abbott has been writing and shooting images for the American Journal of Transportation, applying four decades of experience as an award-winning journalist.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, with a master’s magna cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Abbott has served as president of chapters of the Propeller Club of the United States, Florida Public Relations Association and Society of Professional Journalists.

Abbott honed his skills on several daily newspapers, including The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Richmond (Va.) News Leader, Albuquerque Journal and (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel, and was editor and publisher of The County Line, a weekly newspaper he founded in suburban Richmond, Va.

A native Chicagoan, he is a member of American Mensa and an ever-optimistic fan of the Chicago Cubs.