Charles River Apparel Appoints COO
Michael Kelly has joined Medford, Massechutets-based Charles River Apparel as the company’s new Chief Operations Officer, and brings with him more than 20 years of experience in business operations, information systems management and managerial sciences. Previously, Kelly was president and COO for a home fashions manufacturer and the senior vice president of manufacturing and business systems for a home fashions manufacturer and importer.
Of his new role, Kelly said, “The biggest challenge was to determine which of the service opportunities for efficiency and improvement to tackle first. We can continue to improve our excellent reputation for service by implementing some of the current technologies and expanding capacity in warehousing and decorating.”
He also noted that Charles River Apparel has been investing in human resources “and have added staffing to our back office so that we can reduce lead times, continue to develop our sources, improve inventory levels and minimize stock-outs,” he said. “We’ve already made some terrific changes, but 2007 will see an acceleration of these changes. Going forward, we will have a philosophy of continuous operational improvement.”
For more information, call (800) 225-0550 or visit www.charlesriverapparel.com.