J. Kirby Best: From Canadian national athlete to a leader in US-based, on-demand apparel manufacturing
J. Kirby Best’s motto at OnPoint Manufacturing is “safety, quality, speed & respect.” There is no doubt these are words that define his career. He represented Canada in several World Championships as the driver of Canada 1 (the four-man bobsled), as well as skiing on the Canadian biathlon, speed, and freestyle skiing teams. Today, he currently runs ones of the most technologically advanced cut and sew operations in the Western Hemisphere.
J. Kirby Best will discuss how being a Canadian national athlete ultimately prepared him for the fast-paced world of on-demand apparel manufacturing. OnPoint Manufacturing’s current production model has eliminated minimum order runs, and offers quick turnaround times, typically in 3-5 days. It has given its customers an eco-friendly model that offers better inventory control, increased efficiency and overall cost savings. Best will talk about the future of the industry, supply chain and what’s next for OnPoint.